New Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative

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About 15,000 taxpayers came forward in 2009 in an amnesty initiative that allowed taxpayers to come clean on offshore holdings and unreported offshore income. The IRS has now introduced a similar initiative that will run through August 31, 2011.

The principal benefits to taxpayers for using the program are avoiding criminal penalties, and limits on overall penalties that might otherwise apply (such as near-confiscatory FBAR penalties).

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