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Council of EU Publishes UK Issues Paper on MLD4

On November 24, the Council of the European Union published a note (dated November 8, 2013) from the Council Presidency to Council Delegations which includes a UK issues paper on the fourth Money Laundering Directive (MLD4)....more

IRS Announces Information Sharing Agreement With Australia And The UK To Combat Tax Evasion

The IRS continues to aggressively pursue offshore tax evasion. Another example of which is plan to share tax information with Australia and the United Kingdom....more

IRS Announces New Voluntary Disclosure Program for Offshore Accounts and Assets

On January 9, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) reopened an Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (“OVDI”) to give U.S. taxpayers with offshore accounts a third opportunity to disclose such accounts, pay any taxes...more

IRS Announces New Voluntary Disclosure Program for Offshore Accounts and Assets

On January 9, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) reopened an Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (“OVDI”) to give U.S. taxpayers with offshore accounts a third opportunity to disclose such accounts, pay any taxes...more

More IRS Offshore Penalties May be Coming!

Taxpayers with certain foreign held assets will be required to describe those assets on a new form which must be attached to their 2011 Form 1040 individual income tax returns. The new form, still in draft format is Form...more

CROSS-BORDER TAXATION - IRS Tax Amnesty For Failure To Report Foreign Accounts About To Expire

Picture the following ....... A young man born in the United States, while vacationing in Canada, meets and falls in love with a Canadian woman. They get married and thereafter make their home in Vancouver, Canada, for the...more

Offshore Tax Penalties May Be Lowered

The latest IRS amnesty program that gives you the chance to declare your previously undeclared offshore assets to the IRS is on now through August 31. But this latest IRS program is less tolerant of the fact that it would...more

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