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IRS Issues Another Crowdfunding Reminder

October 2022

Due to the popularity of crowdfunding as a venue to raise money online, for the second time in 2022, the IRS has issued News regarding how money raised through crowdfunding may be taxable.  The first notice was issued by the

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FDIC Crypto Protection? No way!

August 2022

On 7/29/22, the FDIC published a Crypto Advisory: “Advisory to FDIC-Insured Institutions Regarding Deposit Insurance and Dealings with Crypto Companies” due to its concern regarding the confusion that consumers have regarding Crypto assets “offered by, through, or in connection with

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Can the IRS Collect Assets Abroad?

August 2022

The answer to the question “Can the IRS Collect Assets Abroad”” is yes, based on the Office of Chief Counsel Internal Revenue Service memorandum dated February 24, 2022.  The memorandum discusses the IRS Collection Procedures for Assets outside of the

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CDD Friendly Reminder from the Agencies to the Banks

July 2022

On 7/6/22, the Agencies (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) issued a joint statement

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Dirty Dozen for 2022

July 2022

According to the IRS, the Dirty Dozen represents the worst of the worst tax scams. The Dirty Dozen is a list that is compiled annually by the IRS in order to alert taxpayers, tax professionals and financial institutions of tax

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Digital Asset Report from DOJ

July 2022

A Digital Asset Report was issued on 6/6/22 by the DOJ –  Report pursuant to Section 8(b)(iv) of President Biden’s March 9, 2022, Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets. The Report is presented by Attorney General Merrick

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FATF 2022 Strategic Initiatives

July 2022

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an independent inter-governmental entity that develops policies for protection of our global financial system from money laundering, terrorist financing and financing of weapons of mass destruction.  It is considered to be the global

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IRS warns Taxpayers against Tax Avoidance Strategies

July 2022

The IRS wrapped its 2022 Dirty Dozen scams list urging taxpayers to watch out for and avoid being misled by tax avoidance strategies.  Making the 2022 List are Cryptocurrency, non-filing, abusive syndicated conservation easement and abusive micro-captive deals. Taxpayers ought

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FCPA and the CPA

July 2022

FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) compliance ought to be at the forefront of companies of all sizes in all industries. Due to the globalization of company operations, as well as   bribes paid to foreign officials   advancing a company’s business interest,

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1099-K: Will Small Businesses be Ready for the New Form?

July 2022

As a result of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, effective for Tax Returns for the Calendar year 2022,  small business that accept payment cards as a form of payment will receive a Form 1099-K for the gross amount

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Is your U.S. Passport in Jeopardy?

July 2022

A Taxpayer’s U.S. Passport could be in jeopardy if the U.S. Taxpayer has seriously delinquent tax debt.  The law authorizes the IRS to certify seriously delinquent tax debt to the U.S. State Department for the State Department to take action. 

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Occupational Fraud is the Most Common Financial Crime

June 2022

“Occupational Fraud is very likely the costliest and most common form of financial crime in the world” as per the 2022 Report to the Nations issued by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) – the world’s largest anti-fraud organization. 

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