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What Constitutes “Reasonable Cause” for a Delinquent FBAR?

Posted in News, Offshore Account Update on October 15, 2021

The IRS is unforgiving when it comes to delinquent FBARs. However, there is one significant exception: The IRS does not penalize taxpayers who can show that their failure to file was due to “reasonable cause.” In this article, Virginia FBAR attorney Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, explains how the IRS evaluates claims of “reasonable cause.” Read More

Tax Considerations for Businesses Entering VA’s Adult-Use Cannabis Marketplace

Posted in News, Offshore Account Update on September 30, 2021

When Virginia’s Cannabis Control Act took effect on July 1, 2021, it set the stage for the commercial sale of recreational, adult-use cannabis in the Commonwealth. While it will not be legal to sell recreational cannabis in Virginia until 2024, many businesses and entrepreneurs are already in the process of preparing to file their license applications with the Cannabis Control Authority and take all of the various other steps that will be necessary to hit the ground running. As Virginia tax attorney Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, explains, now is the time for cannabis businesses and entrepreneurs in Virginia to begin thinking about some important tax considerations as well. Read More

Important New Tax Changes on the Horizon for Cryptocurrency Investors

Posted in Hot Topics, News on September 17, 2021

Two bills currently pending in Congress could result in important changes for cryptocurrency investors. One bill, the Senate infrastructure bill, proposes enhanced reporting requirements that would make it easier for the IRS to enforce cryptocurrency investors’ income tax obligations. The other, a bill pending in the House, would prevent cryptocurrency investors from claiming certain losses. According to Virginia tax lawyer Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, cryptocurrency investors should monitor both legislative efforts, and they should take proactive steps to ensure federal tax law compliance going forward. Read More

Should Your Company Apply for the IRS’ Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) Program?

Posted in News on August 31, 2021

The IRS recently announced the opening of the application period for the 2022 Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) program. The application period runs from September 1 to November 1, 2021. While the CAP program can be a good option for some companies, participating in the program also carries certain risks. As a result, prior to applying for the program, company executives will want to thoroughly discuss their options with an experienced Virginia business tax attorney. Read More

What You Need to Know Before Filing an Offer in Compromise with the IRS

Posted in News on August 13, 2021

If you are behind on your federal income tax liability, you may be thinking about submitting an Offer in Compromise (OIC) to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It would be nice to put your tax debt behind you, and plenty of companies offer to work with the IRS on your behalf to settle your debt for pennies on the dollar. Unfortunately, as the IRS explains, many of these offers are fraudulent. While it is possible to pay less than you owe, settling your tax debt with the IRS is not an easy process, and it is important to work with an experienced Virginia tax attorney to make sure you meet the requirements for submitting an acceptable OIC.   Read More

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