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Archive by Year:2021 - Page 3

IRS Provides Tips for FBAR Compliance in 2021

News, Offshore Account Update

Posted in on July 30, 2021

U.S. taxpayers with qualifying foreign financial accounts must complete and file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) on an annual basis. Failure to do so can lead to civil or criminal penalties, and it can lead to scrutiny of taxpayers’ other filings as well. The Internal Revenue Service recently published some tips for FBAR compliance in 2021, which Washington D.C. international tax lawyer Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, discusses below:Read More

Are You a Victim of a Tax Scam? You Could Run Into Trouble with the IRS

News, Offshore Account Update

Posted in on July 28, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants taxpayers to be aware of tax scams—and it wants taxpayers to avoid these scams if at all possible. But, while the IRS can issue warnings, what it cannot do in many cases is distinguish between scam victims and taxpayers who have knowingly submitted fraudulent returns. As a result, victims of tax scams will run into trouble with the IRS in many cases. In this article, Washington D.C. tax attorney Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, explains what you need to know if you submitted a false return as the result of falling victim to a tax scam.Read More

IRS Focuses on Puerto Rico as a Tax Haven

Hot Topics, News, Offshore Account Update

Posted in on July 21, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has begun to focus its resources on identifying tax havens in Puerto Rico. As Washington D.C. tax attorney Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, explains, this has potentially significant implications for U.S. taxpayers who transfer their business to Puerto Rico seeking tax advantages. Kevin E. Thorn warns, that such transfers have triggered many IRS tax audits already, and more may be on the way in the future.Read More

IRS and DOJ Target Abuse of Conservation Easements

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Posted in on July 14, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are dedicating a large amount of their resources to combat the abuse of conservation easements. Conservation easements are meant to protect specific attributes of the property such as natural resources or historical infrastructure. While the IRS focuses on qualifications for the tax break, the Department of Justice monitors the appraisals of such qualifying properties to regulate promoters of such conservation easement transactions.Read More

IRS: Certain Cryptocurrency Transactions Do Not Qualify as Like-Kind Exchanges

News, Offshore Account Update

Posted in on June 30, 2021

In a recently-released Memorandum, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel stated the agency’s position that certain transactions involving Bitcoin, Ether and Litecoin do not qualify as like-kind exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. As Washington D.C. tax attorney Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, explains, this has potentially significant implications for U.S. taxpayers who invest in the cryptocurrency market.Read More

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