IRS ENDS OVDP right when some Taxpayers GET IT!

September 2018

On March 13, 2018, IRS announced the termination of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) as of September 28, 2018 (Notice IR-2018-52).  OVDP has been available to Taxpayers that willfully failed to report foreign financial assets and pay all tax

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¡FATCA Se Está Enforzando A Pesar De Hipos Y Reporte De TIGTA!

August 2018

El 5 de Julio del 2018, el Inspector General del Tesoro para la Administración Tributaria (TIGTA) emitió un informe:   https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2018reports/201830040fr.pdf  titulado: “A pesar de gastar casi $380 Millones, el IRS aún no está preparado para hacer cumplir la Ley de Cumplimiento

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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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Gatekeepers are under a lot of Stress!

August 2018

The FATF is an independent inter-governmental entity that develops policies for protection of our global financial system from money laundering (AML), terrorist financing and financing of weapons of mass destruction.  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/gatekeepers-are-under-a-lot-of-stress-33947/

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What is a Virtual Currency Taxable event?

August 2018

There continues to be limited Virtual Currency (VC) guidance from the US Treasury and the IRS and VC investors ought to proceed cautiously.  IRS continues to make reference to Notice 2014-21 to remind Taxpayers that VC currency is treated as

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Pasaportes Estadounidenses: Los Contribuyentes Deben Actuar Antes De Que El IRS Notifique Al Departamento De Estado

August 2018

Los contribuyentes Estadounidenses que se presentan ante el IRS para acordar el pago de su deuda tributaria gravemente morosa antes de que el IRS notifique al Departamento de Estado de lo EE.UU podrían lograr un mejor resultado con respecto a

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US Passports: Taxpayers Should Act Before IRS Notifies The State Department

August 2018

US Taxpayers that come forward to the IRS to arrange payment of their seriously delinquent tax debt before the IRS notifies the US Department of state stand to achieve a better outcome regarding the potential revocation or denial of US

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AICPA steps up to IRS to recommend that IRS provide Virtual Currency Clarity

July 2018

On 5/30/18, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) sent a letter  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/aicpa-steps-up-to-irs-to-recommend-that-20413/

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Official Hope for the De-Risked?

July 2018

Deficiencies in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) frameworks and policies have triggered a significant number of Financial Institutions (FIs) to de-risk.   The FIs that de-risk as a solution to AML deficiencies are exiting client relationships and removing or restricting banking products from

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When Bank Account Activity is not Consistent with the Customer’s Business

July 2018

According to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) states that the main focus for Financial Institution ought to be on the reporting of suspicious activities.   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/when-bank-account-activity-is-not-90801/

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¿Quién monitorea los “wallets” de las Monedas Virtuales?

July 2018

Los inversionistas de la Moneda Virtual (MV) utilizan los servicios de plataformas en línea “seguros”  para comprar, vender, transferir y almacenar la MV.  Los proveedores de estos servicios se conocen como “wallets, billeteras o monederos web u on-line” y también

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