In or Out of the Bank?

October 2018

With whom we do business can be critical to combating identity theft, financial fraud, money laundering and terrorism.  Vetting individuals and entities is necessary for preventing financial crimes.    https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/in-or-out-of-the-bank-67853/

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IRS gives Internal Revenue Manual Voluntary Disclosure Consideration if…….

October 2018

When IRS reviews a criminal tax case, consideration is given to various factors such as whether a voluntary disclosure was made, whether prosecution exists, the health, age and mental condition of the Taxpayer and whether a solicitation of tax returns

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Certificaciones FATCA Son Debidas El 15 De Diciembre Y Es Mejor Certificar

October 2018

Una certificación FATCA consiste en respuestas a una o más serie de preguntas que los Oficiales Responsables (RO) de ciertas entidades deben responder y enviar al IRS para confirmar el cumplimiento de las entidades con los requisitos de FATCA.  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/certificaciones-fatca-son-debidas-el-15-59474/

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FATCA certifications due December 15 and it is best to certify

October 2018

A FATCA certification consists of answers to one or more series of questions that the Responsible Officers (RO) of certain entities must answer and submit to the IRS to confirm the entities’ compliance with the requirements of FATCA.  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/fatca-certifications-due-december-15-47004/

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Cybercriminals are after Tax Professionals and Taxpayer Data

September 2018

Cybercriminals are attracted to Tax Professionals’ databases because they can access Taxpayer data and use compromised IP addresses and computers of the Tax Professionals to file a tax return with IRS.   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/cybercriminals-are-after-tax-98496/

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Why am I being audited by the IRS?

September 2018

An IRS Audit is designed to be an impartial review to assess tax return filing accuracy. IRS selects returns for audit to determine the reporting accuracy of income, expenses, and/or refundable credits.   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/why-am-i-being-audited-by-the-irs-94435/

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Is calculating the 20 percent deduction for pass-through businesses simple?

September 2018

Section 199A of the Internal Revenue Code provides Individual Taxpayers a deduction for the Qualified Business Income (QBI) of a qualified trade or business operated directly or through a pass-through entity.  The types of entities and professionals  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/is-calculating-the-20-percent-deduction-26991/

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Let’s Understand Filing FBARs

September 2018

The jurors in the Paul Manafort case had questions regarding the complex Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBARs) regulations.  This was evidenced by the jury’s questions to the judge addressing the responsibility to file an FBAR if a person owns less

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FATCA Is Being Enforced Despite Hicups And TIGTA Report!

August 2018

On July 5, 2018, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued a report https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2018reports/201830040fr.pdf titled: “Despite Spending Nearly $380 Million, the Internal Revenue Service Is Still Not Prepared to Enforce Compliance With the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act”.   The report

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The “J5” is on to Cryptocurrencies

August 2018

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued a “call to action” for countries to do more to tackle enablers of tax crimes. The result of this “call to action” was the establishment of an operational alliance known as

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Did you know that GTO’s have a $300,000 Threshold?

August 2018

A GTO is a Geographic Targeting Order issued by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) under the Bank secrecy Act (BSA) for a specific geographic area.  FinCEN has issued GTOs requiring certain U.S. title insurance companies to record and report

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