Experienced Tax Attorneys


Call Us Confidentially Now: 202-349-4033


Call us confidentially now:
202-349-4033


Confidential & Experienced Tax Lawyers

Get Help Now: 202-349-4033

News & Events

Category: Offshore Account Update

IRS CI’s FY 2021 Annual Report Spotlights Enforcement Priorities

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on November 30, 2021

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division (IRS CI) releases a report highlighting its achievements over the past 12 months. IRS CI recently released its FY 2021 Annual Report; and, as usual, the report spotlights many of the division’s top enforcement priorities. As these priorities typically carry over into the following year, understanding where IRS CI focused its enforcement efforts in 2021 will be instructive for U.S. taxpayers seeking to avoid unwanted scrutiny in 2022. Washington D.C. tax attorney Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, explains.

Read More

Infrastructure Bill Heads to President Biden for Signature—Cryptocurrency Reporting Requirements Included

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on November 12, 2021

In August we published an article discussing the Senate infrastructure bill and its potential implications for cryptocurrency investors. The House passed its version of the bill on November 5; and, despite the cryptocurrency industry’s concerns about the Senate bill’s language, the House bill keeps it intact. Here, Washington D.C. tax attorney Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, explains what President Biden’s signature of the law will mean for cryptocurrency investors.Read More

Can You Avoid Late FBAR Penalties Based on “Reasonable Cause?”

Hot Topics, Offshore Account Update

Posted in on October 29, 2021

Under the federal Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), U.S. taxpayers who own qualifying offshore accounts and other foreign financial assets are required to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) on an annual basis. Failure to comply with the BSA can lead to steep penalties—even if the failure is inadvertent. With this in mind, U.S. taxpayers who discover that they are behind on their FBAR filings must take proactive steps to come into compliance. As Washington D.C. international tax attorney Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, explains, this may mean submitting a statement of “reasonable cause.”

Read More

What Should You Do if You Need to File a Late FBAR?

News, Offshore Account Update

Posted in on October 15, 2021

The automatic extension for filing an FBAR expired on October 15, 2021. If you haven’t yet filed an FBAR for the 2020 tax year, your FBAR is now late. As the IRS noted in a recent reminder, “[t]hose who don't file an FBAR when required may be subject to significant civil and criminal penalties.” Here, Washington D.C. international tax attorney Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, explains what you should do if you need to file a late FBAR.

Read More

Charitable Donations, Tax Deductions and IRS Audits: What Taxpayers Need to Know in 2021

News, Offshore Account Update

Posted in on September 30, 2021

Charitable donations have long been a tool for U.S. taxpayers to reduce their federal income tax liability. Taxpayers who itemize their deductions rather than taking the standard deduction can reduce their tax liability significantly—or eliminate it entirely in some cases—and charitable donations to qualifying organizations qualify for itemized deductions. But, as Washington D.C. tax attorney Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, explains, taxpayers claiming deductions for charitable donations must be careful in order to avoid unwanted scrutiny from the IRS.Read More

Thorn Law Group

Get Trusted Help Now

Over 80 years of expertise for your complicated tax law issues.

Back to the Top

Hear What Our Clients Have To Say

"Kevin E. Thorn and the tax attorneys at Thorn Law Group are exceptional. When I came to them, I had just received a letter from the Department of Justice concerning an undisclosed bank account at a Swiss bank. I thought I was going to go to jail and lose everything I had worked for just because my family and my business are international. Mr. Thorn's knowledge of the tax laws and his skills in presenting my situation to the IRS and Department of Justice proved superior!"
Emma Zdon