Understanding how IRS identifies and selects Individual Tax Returns for Automated Underreporter Review

December 2018

The IRS Automated Underreporter Matching Process matches Tax Returns against Information Returns.   IRS states that   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/understanding-how-irs-identifies-and-11599/

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IRS-Criminal Investigations: going on 100 years and still looking at Tax Crimes!

December 2018

On November 11, 2018, the IRS released its Criminal Investigation Annual Report as it begins its  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/irs-criminal-investigations-going-on-91662/

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Should Business Owners rely on Whistleblowers or Forensic Accountants?

December 2018

According to a recent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Blog entry (11/28/18),  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/should-business-owners-rely-on-32072/

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Offshore Accounts Today Equal Transparency

December 2018

The days of avoiding taxes through hiding money or assets in unreported offshore accounts are gone.   Nonetheless,   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/offshore-accounts-today-equal-12751/

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IRS can start asking questions about Campaign Issues. Have your Audit Plan Ready!

December 2018

On January 31, 2017, the IRS Large Business and International Division (LBI) announced a compliance campaign strategy to    https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/irs-can-start-asking-questions-about-38869/

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What is Tax Evasion?

December 2018

The IRS TAX CRIMES HANDBOOK states that there are two kinds of tax evasion:   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/what-is-tax-evasion-39001/

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How to determine an Individual’s Residency for Tax Treaty Purposes?

December 2018

The guidelines for determining an Individual’s tax residency are as follows:   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/how-to-determine-an-individual-s-72122

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What is Reasonable Cause for the IRS?

December 2018

In the US, Taxpayers “self-assess and voluntarily” pay taxes.  The IRS position  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/what-is-reasonable-cause-for-the-irs-60482/

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Do you own a second home or a vacation home that you rent out?

November 2018

Rental income is reportable on a Taxpayer’s tax return. Certain expenses such as https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/do-you-own-a-second-home-or-a-vacation-95740/

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IRS Guidance on Business Meals is Transitional

November 2018

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) amended Section 274 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) created a confusion for Taxpayers https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/irs-guidance-on-business-meals-is-91773/

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Understanding Estate and Gift Taxes

November 2018

Although only .2% of US Taxpayers actually pay Estate Taxes (Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation), https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/understanding-estate-and-gift-taxes-62995/

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Foreign Trusts and the IRS

November 2018

A Foreign Trust can be a legitimate instrument for US Taxpayers that may have family members in foreign jurisdictions,    https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/foreign-trusts-and-the-irs-80871/

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