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¿Retención FACTA errónea?

¿Qué sucede si un agente de retención de los EE. UU. de una institución financiera extranjera (FFI) aplica erróneamente una retención del capítulo 4 de FATCA del Código de Rentas Internas (IRC) del 30% a un pago a la FFI?...more

¿Tiene su Consultor Externo de FATCA la Experiencia para Interpretar el Complejo Código Fiscal de los EE.UU.? - Foodman CPAs and...

Las Instituciones Financieras Extranjeras (FFI) tienen múltiples responsabilidades de cumplimiento de reportaje de FATCA y enfrentan la posibilidad de sanciones por no cumplir....more

Treasury and IRS are Aiming to Provide Greater Clarity on International Tax Reporting

On July 14, 2020, the US Treasury Department and the IRS released a proposed redesigned partnership form for tax year 2021 (filing season 2022). The two proposed forms SCHEDULE K-2 (Form 1065) and Schedule K-3 (Form 1065) are...more

U.S. Financial Institutions and FATCA

Little is written regarding FATCA and U.S. Financial Institutions (FI).  That said, U.S. FIs have FATCA responsibilities.  In the absence of permitted exceptions, FATCA requires U.S. FIs that make payments of most types of...more

How does IRS Identify Cases with Audit Potential?

Understanding how the IRS identifies cases that have audit potential can be learned from the CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES (CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE) Report released on July, 2020: Trends in the Internal Revenue Service’s...more

What happens when Taxpayers try to tell the IRS that it is not “Mea Culpa”?

According to the IRS Manual, reasonable cause for abating penalties is based on all the facts and circumstances of a Taxpayer’s situation.  IRS will consider reasons which establish that a Taxpayer used all ordinary care and...more

Audit Time for High Income Individuals and their Companies has arrived

On a webinar hosted by the New York University Tax Controversy Forum on June 18, 2020, Douglas O’Donnell (head of the IRS Large Business and International Division/IRS-LBI) stated that the IRS will  begin a new campaign to...more

Willfulness and IRS Foreign Account Reporting Requirements

The IRS Mission Statement states that: “the taxpayer’s role is to understand and meet his or her tax obligations”.   Taxpayers fill out their own returns under a “self-assessment voluntary reporting system” because the...more

No deje que el IRS llegue a Usted Primero

Los Contribuyentes Estadounidenses con activos e ingresos financieros extranjeros no declarados corren el riesgo de que el Gobierno determine si su conducta fue intencional o no intencional.  ...more

IRS has a Commitment to Service US Taxpayers and Enforce Collections Compliance

According to the Internal Revenue Code, Taxpayers have three obligations: (1) to file timely returns; (2) to file accurate returns; and (3) to pay the required tax voluntarily and timely. ...more

So much of Virtual Currency is still subject to Interpretation

On February 12,2020, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a Report  on Virtual Currencies which discusses whether Taxpayers  who use Virtual Currency (VC) are fully meeting their tax obligations.  ...more

Were you Engaged in Virtual Currency transactions in 2019?

In 2019, taxpayers who engaged in a transaction involving virtual currency will need to file Schedule 1, Additional Income and Adjustments to Income.  Schedule 1 of the 2019 1040 Form presents the question to Taxpayers...more

Are there conflicting signals from IRS as it relates to Section 965?

IRC Section 965 (Treatment of Deferred Foreign Income Upon Transition to Participation Exemption System of Taxation) was part of the TCJA enacted on December 22, 2017.  ...more

FBAR Penalties: Is it per Account or per Violation?

U.S. Taxpayers (includes a citizen, permanent resident, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, trust and estate) are required to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) if they have...more

Deficiencies or Weaknesses in an OFAC Sanctions Compliance Program can lead to OFAC Administrative Actions

On May 2, 2019, OFAC (Office of Foreign assets Control) published guidance titled “A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments”.  The purpose of the OFAC Framework guidance is to encourage a “risk-based” approach to...more

IRS issues FATCA Relief but not for All

On September 6, 2019, IRS announced Relief Procedures for Certain Former Citizens.  These are procedures for certain persons who have relinquished, or intend to relinquish, their United States  citizenship, who wish to come...more

Wondering About The Tax Treatment Of A Cryptocurrency Hard Fork And Airdrop?

On 10/9/19, IRS issued Rev. Rul. 2019-24 addressing the issues of a Taxpayer having gross income under § 61 of the Internal Revenue Code as a result of a hard fork of a cryptocurrency that the Taxpayer owns if the Taxpayer...more

Indirect linkages to Tax Havens

The U.S. income tax system is based on the idea of voluntary taxpayer compliance. It is the taxpayer’s responsibility to report all reportable worldwide income. Some people attempt to evade paying taxes by failing to report...more

Taxpayers, have you sold, received, exchanged or acquired Virtual Currency?

During the month of October 2019, IRS issued Revenue Ruling 2019-24,  FAQ’s on Virtual Currency Transactions and a DRAFT Form of Schedule 1,  which, for the first time presents the question:  “At any time during 2019, did you...more

An IRS “John Doe” Summons is a Powerful Weapon that can Puncture Attorney-Client Privilege

An individual that provides information to an attorney may normally assume that the information provided to the attorney will be kept confidential under the attorney-client privilege.  That said, according to the Internal...more

An effective compliance program can help diminish an organizational criminal fine

On April 30, 2018, the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) released a guidance document regarding corporate compliance programs.  The guidance looks at the adequacy and effectiveness of compliance programs...more

Understanding how Taxpayers may Appeal to the IRS Office of Appeals

IRS has an Office of Appeals (OOA) that operates as an “independent” organization within the IRS.  The goal of the OOA is to help Taxpayers resolve their tax disputes through an informal, administrative process, and through...more

IRS can Prove that a Taxpayer Under-Reported Income

There are Taxpayers that understate income, overstate expenses and present fraudulent claims on their tax returns for credits and deductions.  These Taxpayers run the risk of being identified by the IRS and having IRS...more

Taxpayers can be Embarrassed when IRS Contacts a Third-Party

Under Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Subtitle F - Income Taxes, Chapter 78 - Discovery of Liability and Enforcement of Title, Subchapter A - Examination and Inspection – Section 7602, the IRS has the authority to contact a...more

¿Está su pasaporte en riesgo?

Los Contribuyentes Estadounidenses con facturas de impuestos vencidas que han sido identificados por el IRS corren el riesgo de perder los privilegios de pasaporte de los EE. UU.  ...more

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