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2020 Year in Review: Important News and Developments in the Area of Federal Tax Compliance

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Posted in on December 31, 2020

As we look forward to 2021, it is worth taking a look back at some of the lessons we learned in 2020. While major media headlines were dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, issues of social injustice and the Presidential election – and rightfully so – we focused our attention on helping taxpayers stay up-to-date on their reporting and filing requirements. Here is a look back at some of the top articles published by Washington D.C. tax attorney Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group:Read More

Do You Need to File an FBAR in 2021?

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on December 17, 2020

For many individuals and businesses, filing their annual income tax return is not their only filing obligation on April 15. Many U.S. taxpayers must also file FinCEN Form 114, Report Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Do you need to file an FBAR on April 15, 2021? Washington D.C. FBAR attorney Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, explains:Read More

How Can a Washington D.C. Tax Attorney Help You Voluntarily Disclose Offshore Assets to the IRS?

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on September 30, 2020

Under federal law, U.S. taxpayers have an obligation to report their offshore assets and income to the IRS. Failure to report offshore assets and income can lead to substantial penalties—and possibly even to criminal prosecution of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determines that you have willfully withheld information about your foreign holdings or revenue sources in order to evade federal income tax liability. The IRS’ Voluntary Disclosure Practice provides taxpayers with the opportunity to mitigate the consequences of untimely disclosure, but making mistakes when attempting to take advantage of the program can lead to undesirable consequences as well.Read More

What Does it Mean if You are Contacted by IRS CI?

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on July 31, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations division (IRS CI) investigates tax crimes and collects evidence that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) can use to pursue criminal charges in federal district court. As a result, facing an IRS CI investigation is a serious matter; and, if you have been contacted by special agents from IRS CI, it is important that you speak with a Washington D.C. criminal tax lawyer promptly.Read More

When Can (and Should) Taxpayers Take Advantage of the IRS’ Voluntary Disclosure Practice?

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on July 24, 2020

For U.S. taxpayers who are concerned about their filing or payment history, the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Voluntary Disclosure Practice provides a potential way to resolve past deficiencies without facing criminal liability. However, utilizing the Voluntary Disclosure Practice can be extremely risky if not handled carefully; and, as a result, individuals who are thinking about self-disclosing federal tax law violations should consult with a Washington DC IRS voluntary disclosure lawyer before they submit anything to the IRS.Read More

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