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Category: Offshore Account Update

Should You Take Advantage of the IRS’ Voluntary Disclosure Practice in Order to Avoid a Criminal Investigation?

Posted in News, Offshore Account Update on July 31, 2020

If you owe money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), you have options available for mitigating your liability and reducing your risk of criminal prosecution. However, in order to take advantage of these options, you may need to act quickly, and it will be important to make informed decisions based on the advice of an experienced Virginia IRS voluntary disclosure lawyer.

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A Guide on When to Disclose Offshore Bank Accounts

Posted in Offshore Account Update on January 31, 2020

If you have fallen behind on your reporting obligations, then one option you may have is to utilize the IRS’s streamlined filing compliance procedures. There are a number of eligibility criteria, the most-important of which is that your failure to file must have been “non-willful.” If you submit a streamlined filing and the IRS determines that you willfully failed to disclose your offshore bank accounts, then it may initiate an audit and impose full penalties for your disclosure violation.  

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2019 Year in Review: Dealing With Complex Federal Tax Issues in Virginia

Posted in Offshore Account Update on December 31, 2019

Another year is in the books. As 2019 comes to a close, tax season will soon be upon us, and many people will inevitably wait until the last minute to submit their federal returns to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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Top Things to Ask a Virginia OVDP Lawyer

Posted in Offshore Account Update on November 4, 2019

For U.S. taxpayers with offshore accounts, it is wise to ensure compliance with tax reporting requirements on those accounts. The IRS is particularly aggressive regarding offshore accounts, since these accounts have historically been used for tax evasion or avoidance. And if the taxpayer has previously unreported accounts but wants to come into legal compliance, voluntary disclosures may be their best option.

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OVDP and Voluntary Disclosures for Virginia Residents

Posted in Offshore Account Update on September 30, 2019

Virginia residents who have not timely disclosed their foreign financial assets to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have one less option than they did a year ago. This is because the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) ended on September 28, 2018. While there is a new program that has taken the place of the OVDP, this new program is different from the OVDP in many important respects. As a result, anyone needing to catch up on their foreign financial disclosures should speak with a Virginia OVDP lawyer as soon as possible.

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