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Archive by Year:2017

OVDP Streamlined Submissions

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Posted in on September 19, 2017

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Popular Locales for Offshore Accounts

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on September 15, 2017

Efforts to fight tax evasion have intensified greatly in recent years, but this does not mean that people still don't invest their money in foreign financial accounts. There are many legitimate reasons to invest in offshore financial institutions, but investing funds offshore is typically greeted with strong suspicion by taxing authorities.Read More

Swiss Firm Settles With DOJ

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on September 1, 2017

A New Jersey tax law firm can provide representation to U.S. affiliated taxpayers who have offshore accounts held at foreign financial institutions or managed by foreign financial entities.  If you have an offshore account and you are not fully in compliance with all U.S. tax rules, including those requiring you to report your account and pay taxes on gains, there is a significant likelihood you will come under investigation if you are not being investigated already. Read More

The Risks of Streamlined Disclosure

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on August 31, 2017

Many offshore investors have failed to comply with requirements  that they alert the U.S. government to their offshore funds, including requirements to file an annual Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts. The U.S. government has been aggressively cracking down on these investors in recent years, including entering into deals with foreign banks whereby those foreign financial institutions turn over information on accountholders in exchange for avoiding prosecution for facilitating tax evasion.Read More

DOJ in Talks with Swiss Life

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on August 17, 2017

Many foreign financial institutions have made the decision to cooperate with the government of the United States in the government's tax-evasion investigations. Foreign banks have participated in a Swiss Bank Program, which allows them to come forward to disclose the ways in which they facilitated tax evasion. When these banks pay a fine and offer the U.S. government information on accountholders, the banks can avoid criminal prosecution. Financial institutions have also entered into similar deals with the U.S. outside of this formal amnesty program, protecting themselves from harsh penalties by turning over the information the IRS and Department of Justice need to investigate individual taxpayers.Read More

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