Offshore Accounts

Window Closing On IRS Program To Lessen Penalties

Window Closing On IRS Program To Lessen Penalties

OVDP is more reasonable.  Eight years of back taxes with penalties and interest.  A reduced FBAR penalty - 27.5% of highest balance over eight years (50% if you used the wrong bank).  No criminal charge.  No prison time.  The window closes on OVDP on September 28th. 

Offshore Voluntary Compliance Program to end Sept. 28

Offshore Voluntary Compliance Program to end Sept. 28

Since the OVDP’s initial launch in 2009, more than 56,000 taxpayers have used the various terms of the program to comply voluntarily with U.S. tax laws. These taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts have paid a total of $11.1 billion in back taxes, interest and penalties. The planned end of the current OVDP also reflects advances in third-party reporting and increased awareness of U.S. taxpayers of their offshore tax and reporting obligations.

IRS & FATCA Hunt Offshore Accounts

IRS & FATCA Hunt Offshore Accounts

Worldwide income means everything, including interest, foreign earnings, wages, dividends and other income. If your income is taxed somewhere else, you might be entitled to a foreign tax credit. If you are living and working abroad, you might be entitled to an exclusion from U.S. tax for some or all income earned abroad. But you still must report

If You Have Undisclosed Foreign Accounts, Here's How To Cut Huge Penalties

If You Have Undisclosed Foreign Accounts, Here's How To Cut Huge Penalties

Undisclosed foreign accounts or income can trigger big civil penalties, conceivably even criminal prosecution. Since 2009, many  foreign accounts and income came within the IRS's enormous offshore enforcement efforts. Nearly 10 years on, not everyone has entered the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). The program is closing, but there is still time to get in under the wire.