The 2019 winter government shutdown was another blow to the beleaguered agency that collects your taxes and checks to see whether your FBAR is all that it should be.

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While it seems like an awkward term, a US person is a designation used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to identify who must file taxes in this country.

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You or your company might underreport your income a little.  Maybe you don’t reveal all of your foreign holdings on your FBAR.  Or, maybe you cooked up a scam over a few years that finds you claiming deductions you have no hope of being able to...

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The Panama Papers leak has yielded its first criminal indictment in the United States.

 

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Taking a fresh swipe at transnational tax crime, the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) recently announced a crackdown on enablers of global tax fraud and the inappropriate use of cryptocurrencies.

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Concealing assets and value in foreign bank accounts during divorce can lead to an IRS criminal tax investigation.

 

For high wealth individuals and couples, the use of offshore tax havens is common.  When done legally, placing wealth in offshore...

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Secret offshore tax havens get a lot of bad press.  What are some good reasons to consider a foreign bank account?

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Successful prosecution of high profile cases like those involving Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen would seem to burnish the reputation of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as hard on crime—but is it?

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We often discuss IRS criminal investigations.  Real-world examples are a good way to examine choices made by those who deceive the IRS and often see prison time and financial penalties as a result.  So how does one of these criminal tax matters get...

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A recently released report looks at tax fraud convictions in the United States in 2017.

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