IRS Announces Changes to the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

As you may have read, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently announced changes to its offshore voluntary disclosure programs and announced new options for taxpayers to come into compliance with their U.S. tax obligations.

This alert summarizes some of the significant modifications made to the program and summarizes the new, expanded Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures Program, which is now available for taxpayers who previously filed U.S. tax returns and for taxpayers who reside in the U.S. (as long as the other eligibility requirements are satisfied).

Please see full Alert below for more Information.

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Topics:  Credit Suisse, DOJ, Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, FBAR, IRS, Offshore Banks, Offshore Funds, OVDP, Penalties, Pre-Clearance, Tax Penalties, TIN, UBS

Published In: Finance & Banking Updates, International Trade Updates, Tax Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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