If you failed to file FBARs for one or more tax years, you have several options for correcting your noncompliance. The best option for your situation will depend on many factors, and you should consult a tax attorney before choosing an offshore disclosure method.
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Category: Federal Tax Blog
A failure to file FBARs and Form 8938 can result in numerous civil tax penalties. Criminal penalties are also a possibility, which could result in jail time.
If for some reason, you find yourself defaulting on a tax payment or two, the IRS will take steps to recover that debt. This could be through IRS levies, allowing them to seize your assets, taking money from your accounts or through a Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL). By law, the IRS must… Read more »
It’s a nice breezy day. You pick your mail up, excited because that vintage Captain America comic you ordered came in today. But, alas, instead of nerding out all afternoon, you find yourself under the covers, stressing out over a fast-approaching audit of tax your returns. Receiving a tax audit notification in the mail… Read more »
When people first hear about the IRS Offer in Compromise (OIC) Program, (depending on where they hear about it from), many common misconceptions may come with it. So, I am here to clear up some of the most common myths about the OIC Program
It is the right of the IRS to seek payment for debt you owe to the government, but it can be difficult going up against the IRS alone. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to take advantage of knowledgeable, experienced, and professional tax attorneys. Not only will you receive expert guidance, but it could… Read more »
Owing taxes to the IRS is no joke. In fact, you could face severe penalties for not addressing outstanding tax liabilities. The good news is that there may be actions you can take that can help reduce your debt. However, due to the complexity of tax regulations, it can be difficult to know what… Read more »
Currently Not Collectible (CNC) status can provide you with temporary relief from tax debt collection efforts by the IRS. However, if you applied for but were denied CNC status, all hope is not lost, as you have the option to appeal this ruling. A tax attorney can be a great ally during this process… Read more »
U.S. law requires that all taxpayers pay taxes on any foreign income or assets they have. This extends to anyone who is required to file taxes in the United States; it is not limited to U.S. citizens. Many people are not aware of this and subsequently fail to file and pay taxes on their… Read more »
If you have an outstanding tax debt with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) but you’re concerned that you are unable to pay it, you may have the option to settle the debt for an amount lower than what you owe. The IRS provides a solution called an Offer in Compromise (OIC) that allows qualifying taxpayers… Read more »