Tax Preparers Indicted for Tax Fraud Using Israeli Bank Accounts
Credit Suisse has provided U.S. investigators with the information related to U.S. account holders.
This case is another example of the government’s efforts to crack down on the offshore tax evasion and enforce FBAR rules. Although not every case where a foreign bank account was not properly reported bears a high risk of criminal prosecution, those type of situations are very sensitive and taxpayers with undeclared foreign bank accounts are encouraged to consult tax attorneys in order to evaluate their options.
Igor Drabkin to Speak at the FBAR and FATCA Seminar by Strafford
The National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) has issued a Taxpayer Advocate Directive , complaining about unfair treatment of certain participants in the 2009 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). It appears that the NTA shared the same frustration with the OVDP that many tax practitioners, including our tax attorneys, have felt over the infamous Q&A 35 published by the IRS in the Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for the 2009 program.