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Only Two Weeks Remain! Individuals and Companies Can Still Benefit from the IRS Extension of October 15th Settlement Initiative

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Posted in on September 29, 2009

With the October 15, 2009 Offshore Account Voluntary Disclosure deadline fast approaching, proper reporting of foreign corporate interests and dividend disclosures has become a top IRS priority. Notably, the IRS has stepped up pressure on U.S. taxpayers to come forward and correct all failures to properly disclose their ownership interest in foreign corporations.  It’s not just a failure to file a Form TD F 90-22.1 – Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBARs) – that can get taxpayers in trouble.  Taxpayers are also required to disclose ownership, acquisitions and dispositions of foreign corporate stock on a Form 5471 – Information Return of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations. 

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IRS Extends Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Deadline

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Posted in on September 22, 2009

"The IRS on September 21 announced it is extending by several weeks - from September 23 until October 15 - the filing deadline for taxpayers with offshore accounts who want to take advantage of the Service's special voluntary disclosure program."

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IRS Extends Offshore Amnesty Program Deadline to October 15

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Posted in on September 21, 2009

On September 21, 2009, the IRS announced that it extended the deadline until October 15, 2009 for U.S. taxpayers with previously undisclosed offshore accounts to come forward and participate in the IRS Offshore Settlement Initiative Program.  This means U.S. taxpayers with accounts in foreign bank accounts now have just over 3 weeks to make a voluntary disclosure of their accounts to the IRS or risk facing increased monetary penalties—which can exceed the value of the account—and potential criminal prosecution. 

 

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IRS Offshore Account Voluntary Disclosure Program Closing in One Week: U.S. Aggressively Pursuing Information from Other Countries

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Posted in on September 16, 2009

With the September 23rd IRS offshore account voluntary disclosure initiative deadline less than one week away, U.S. authorities have been very busy negotiating agreements with other counties that will make it easier for the U.S. to identify and prosecute U.S. taxpayers hiding money and assets overseas.

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New American tax unit dedicated to hunt down tax evaders

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Posted in on September 14, 2009

Kevin Thorn of Thorn Law Group states that taxpayers with undisclosed foreign accounts should take careful notice of the IRS’s commitment of resources to a long-term strategy for pursuing unreported income and assets kept in undisclosed offshore accounts.

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"Mr. Thorn and the attorneys at Thorn Law Group were so knowledgeable about the IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program and about the way the IRS Criminal Investigation Division works. Mr. Thorn helped put my mind at ease and walked me through the whole Voluntary Disclosure process. With the help of Thorn Law Group, and Mr. Thorn specifically, we were able to get back into compliance and were able to avoid criminal prosecution."