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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FinCEN’s Director Comments on Virtual Currency Compliance deficiencies

September 2018

On August 8, 2018, FinCEN Director Kenneth A. Blanco, delivered a speech at the 2018 Chicago-Kent Block (Legal) Tech Conference.   Highlights from the commentary include:   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/fincen-s-director-comments-on-virtual-73546/

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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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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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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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El Sistema De Registro FATCA Está Funcionando. ¿Estás Listo?

August 2018

El 31 de Julio del 2018, el IRS publicó una Notificación (2018-9) para informar que la Certificación de Cuentas Preexistentes (COPA) y el Proceso de Certificación Periódica (relacionada con el cumplimiento de una Entidad con varios requisitos FATCA) ahora están

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FATCA Registration System Is Up And Running. Are You Ready?

August 2018

On 7/31/18, IRS released notification (2018-9) to inform that the Certification of Pre-Existing Accounts (COPA) and Periodic Certification Process (relates to an Entity’s compliance with various FATCA requirements) are now available in the FATCA Registration System. The Updates to the

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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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