UBS Account Holder Slammed With High FBAR Penalty
On December 17, 2010, another undisclosed UBS account holder, Arthur Joel Eisenberg, pled guilty in a federal court in Seattle, Washington. Eisenberg was charged of willfully filing a false tax return and failure to disclose an interest bearing offshore account. In addition to incarceration, Eisenberg paid a $2.1 million penalty for failing to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Account Form (better known as a “FBAR”).
Undisclosed account holders should come forward before the government brings either civil audits or criminal charges against them which can result in significant financial penalties and the possibility of incarceration. Immediate action and experienced tax law representation is needed to voluntarily disclose your account in order to avoid criminal prosecution
The attorneys at Thorn Law Group have experience in assisting U.S. taxpayers into compliance through voluntary disclosure. If you have an undisclosed offshore account contact Thorn Law Group today.