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Up until now much of the debate surrounding immigration reform has centered around providing a pathway to Citizenship for the 11 million or so undocumented people in the country. Many in this group currently work as...more
The increased focus by the IRS on foreign income has generated a lot of news and a slew of criminal prosecutions. While US citizens need to consider the possibility of monetary penalties or a long prison sentence, resident...more
Tax Amnesty Programs
As discussed in a number of previous Tax Alerts, since 2009 the Internal Revenue Service has created three separate tax amnesty programs in order to encourage U.S. taxpayers to properly report and...more
Two cases when considered together raise the prospect that communications in writing and notes and recollections of conversations between taxpayers and return preparers may have serious consequences for members of the...more
Filing a false income tax return can result in civil penalties, and also criminal fines and jail time. Now you can add deportation from the U.S. (if you are not a U.S. citizen) to the list of penalties.
A case that was decided February 21, 2012 by the United States Supreme Court should send shock waves through the resident alien community. Those persons, who are non-citizen U.S. resident taxpayers, face the prospect of...more
On January 11, 2012 Michael Reiss, a physician from NJ was sentenced for failing to report offshore (Swiss) bank accounts(11:CR:0068),United States District Court SDNY. The sentencing memos of the U.S make some important...more
On November 7, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the question of whether aiding and abetting in the filing of a false statement on a tax return constitutes an aggravated felony for purposes of the Immigration and...more
Since 2009 the IRS and some state governments have initiated settlement programs designed to encourage taxpayers with offshore financial accounts to come forward with the expectation that by doing so they will avoid criminal...more
In a report the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) called on the IRS to improve its controls over the issuance of tax refunds to nonresident aliens so as to prevent making refunds in error. Once the...more
Ten illegal immigrants operating two tax preparation services that defrauded the IRS of about $13 million between 2006 and 2009 have pleaded guilty to all charges of mail fraud and illegal entry into the US. The ten...more
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