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The Washington Post is reporting that Attorney General Eric Holder disclosed during a press conference today that he has ordered the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation to probe the IRS’s targeting of...more
In our most recent discussion of the IRS’s Offshore Enforcement Initiatives, we discussed the John Doe Summons recently issued by the U.S. Department of Justice to Wells Fargo seeking information about First Caribbean...more
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
On April 30, 2013, the United States Department of Justice issued a “John Doe Internal Revenue Code” summons to Wells Fargo Bank, as a provider of correspondent bank services for Canadian Imperial Bank...more
The first step a taxpayer with undisclosed or unreported offshore accounts or assets undertakes in seeking to enter the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (OVDI) is to apply for pre-clearance from the IRS Criminal...more
There has been much publicity regarding tax avoidance of late in the UK. In the age of austerity, tax avoidance by companies is scruitnised by the press and is a hot topic with the public....more
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A New York federal grand jury recently indicted a Swiss lawyer and bank executive for their roles in allegedly assisting US citizens with hiding assets in Swiss bank accounts, allowing the US citizens to evade income taxes....more
Three times over the past four years, the IRS has given taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts the opportunity to come clean and avoid prosecution. While the most recent offer – the 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure...more
79 year-old Mary Estelle Curran received good new when she was sentenced for criminal tax evasion and failing to file reports of foreign bank accounts on UBS Swiss accounts she inherited from her husband....more
The filing of fraudulent tax returns resulting from identity theft is a growing business in America. If it wasn’t bad enough that the criminals would try to get money out of your bank or use the information to purchase goods...more
Taxpayer’s often find themselves facing substantial penalties for failing to file or late payment of income estate or gift tax return. Some taxpayers face enormous penalties for failing to file a Report of Foreign Bank or...more
Si riporta di seguito una breve rassegna dei provvedimenti maggiormente significativi in materia di responsabilità amministrativa degli enti ex D.Lsg. 231/2001.
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In celebration of Tax Day today, we here at Law Law Land offer tribute to our favorite celebrity/IRS run-ins. Now, lest you think this is just another list airing dirty celebrity tax laundry, think again. This is a classy...more
The Criminal Tax Division of the U.S. Dept of Justice (DOJ)is taking the position that when a taxpayer has “willfully” failed to file a Report of Foreign Bank or Financial Account, an FBAR, and has in addition filed false...more
Every year the IRS publishes there Dirty Dozen tax scams. These are common scams that taxpayers face, but are most prevalent now during tax season....more
Argentina signs the OECD Convention, but it does not obtain automatic access to financial information.
On September 13, 2012, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced that Argentina...more
June 30 is the deadline for U.S. taxpayers, (including resident aliens) to timely report foreign financial accounts for the year ending 2012. The report form (TD 90-22.1) known as an FBAR is due if a U.S. taxpayer has control...more
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In past offshore voluntary disclosures initiatives under the famed OVDI program – the IRS has continually adjusted the information it seeks from Taxpayers....more
The filing of fraudulent tax returns resulting from identity theft is a growing business in America. If it wasn't bad enough that the criminals would try to get money out of your bank or use the information to purchase goods...more
Legal links of interest for the week ending March 15, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
by Steven J. Getman, Esq.
Attorney Steven Getman reports on some of the stories about courts, the law and lawyers in the news this past...more
As has been widely reported, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York sentenced Wegelin & Co, the oldest Swiss private bank, to pay an additional $58 million after it admitted to helping wealthy...more
On February 25, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in the case of Crispin v. Commissioner, ___ F.3d ___, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 3852 (3d Cir. 2013), available here, affirmed the decision of the Tax...more
Ernst & Young has entered a non-prosecution agreement admitting “wrongful conduct by certain E&Y partners and employees in connection with the firm’s participation, from 1999 to 2004, in four tax shelters that were used by...more
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