Tax Amnesty

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IRS Commissioner Hints That OVDP Modifications Are in the Works

Since 2009, the Internal Revenue Service has offered three different amnesty programs for taxpayers with undeclared foreign bank accounts. These programs, the current version of which is entitled the Offshore Voluntary...more

6 Reasons US Taxpayers Should Report Assets Held in Swiss Banks Soon

Initial success of DOJ Swiss bank amnesty program creates greater urgency for US taxpayers. On December 31, 2013, the window to apply for the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) amnesty program closed for certain Swiss...more

Spotlight on Louisiana Tax Amnesty: Better to Ask for Forgiveness?

For a two-month period beginning on September 23, 2013 and ending on November 22, 2013, eligible Louisiana taxpayers may apply to wipe the slate clean with the Louisiana Department of Revenue (Department) by voluntarily...more

Multistate Taxation: Developments in Multistate Taxation: September 2013

Illinois - The Illinois Supreme Court held that a life insurance company was subject to a double interest penalty for additional income taxes that were assessed following federal adjustments made after an amnesty...more

Connecticut Governor Proposes Tax Amnesty for Fall 2013 – Will It Be Worth the Wait?

In January, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy introduced S.B. 843, which includes a number of revenue items that are part of the governor’s 2014-2015 biennial state budget. Among the revenue items included in the bill is a tax...more

Illinois Use Tax: A New (And Aggressive) Focus On An Old Tax

As a result of Illinois’ budget woes, Illinois has taken a renewed and aggressive interest in collecting state Use Tax. ...more

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