Brian Mahany

P.O. Box 511328
Milwaukee, WI 53202, United States

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How to Recover Non-Traded REIT Losses

Non-traded REITs pose big risks for clients. They are generally unsuitable for retirees, elderly and conservative investors yet stockbrokers continue to push them (usually because they pay big commissions). The good news is that…more
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Practitioners Responsibilities in Offshore Reporting (FBAR) Cases

According to IRS and census figures there are just 825,000 taxpayers filing FBAR forms yet over 10,000,000 green card holders and expats living outside the United States. Most have offshore accounts yet few file. Popular legal…more
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IRS Announces Tough New Tax Audit Rules

The IRS' Large Business & International Division announced tough new tax audit rules relating to the time in which businesses must respond to information requests. Failure to comply could mean more summons enforcement actions,…more
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IRS Makes Important Changes To FBAR Appeals Process

On October 28th, the IRS updates the Internal Revenue Manual's provisions on the FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts) program. Many of the changes concern how FBARs are filed and the provisions for appealing an…more
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Unfiled FBARs - Separating Reality from Popular Myths

There is plenty of misinformation floating around about FBARs and FBAR penalties. In this post an experienced IRS attorney separates myth from reality…more
| Finance & Banking, Taxation

Supreme Court Considering False Claims Act Appeal

The Supreme Court is considering an appeal from the 4th Circuit regarding the specificity necessary when pleading false claims act cases. The issue has serious implications for whistleblowers who can only document indirect…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

FBAR Penalties and the Definition of “Willful”

Millions of Americans and dual nationals have failed to report their offshore bank and other financial accounts. With the government prosecuting these violations in record numbers, it is important to understand the penalties…more
| Finance & Banking, Taxation

IRS Tightens Offshore Tax Amnesty Participation Rules - Time Running Out

The IRS has tightened the rules for getting into the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. Learn the rules now before its too late…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Senate Amendment Allows IRS To Revoke Passports

Debtors prisons were outlawed in the U.S. back in 1833 but a recently approved Senate amendment would give the IRS to revoke passports and restrict travel to anyone with a serious tax delinquency…more
| Finance & Banking, Taxation

The Real Victim of Political Stalemat - the American Consumer

Great article on the recently revitalized Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and it's first official act - mortgage companies, payday lenders and debt collectors watch out! Read what this obscure agency means for your finance…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

New 2012 IRS Offshore Tax Amnesty Program Announced

The IRS announces an unprecedented fourth offshore tax amnesty program - the 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. This one just months after the last amnesty ended. Why? Because hundreds of thousands of U.S. taxpayers…more
| Finance & Banking, Taxation

IRS Targets More Welfare Benefit Plans, Huge Penalties Imposed

With penalties of $100,000 to $200,000 per year, holders of welfare benefit plans face grave serious problems. The raid on NOVA Benefit Plans' headquarters by 70 federal agents means thousands of NOVA's clients may soon be…more
| Finance & Banking, Taxation

Supreme Court Upholds IRS, Strikes Blow for Medical Interns

This week's unanimous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court strikes a big blow for physcians serving their residency requirements. Since 1951, their wages were not subject to unemployment and FICA taxes. No more says the IRS and the…more
| Taxation

The True Cost of Sexual Harassment at Work

Article discusses the true cost of sexual harassment in the workplace. We read about the large jury awards in the news but what about lost productivity, high turnover, low morale and large legal fees…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Offshore Asset Protection - Now More Than Ever

Timely blog post examines the collapse of the American financial and legal systems and what we need to do to protect our hard earned wealth in these uncertain times!…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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