November 1, 2018

Offshore Money Schemes 

A Californian used an elaborate scheme to hide money he held offshore, by claiming that he had no financial interest in or signature authority over any foreign financial accounts on his U.S. tax returns and FBARs.

The Foreign Bank's Elaborate Back...

November 1, 2018

The IRS has stated time and again that international tax compliance is a top priority. The number of international tax schemes continues to rise, which include cross-border transactions. The IRS has established overseas offices and regardless of where the transaction t...

December 9, 2013

Swiss Banks to now implement FATCA

By: L. Speyer


On February 14, 2013 an agreement between the Swiss and United States governments was signed to implement FATCA (Foreign Account Taxation Compliance Act) in Swiss international financial institutions. Global implementatio...

December 6, 2013

The IRS & Offshore Bank Accounts


The deadlines are approaching to disclose your hidden offhsore bank and brokerage accounts (foreign financial assets) - while the IRS continues to expand it's presence oversease - opening new offices around the world. 


December 4, 2013

By Heidi Stephens


Expats have been required to file FBARs for several years. Current US Department of Treasury guidelines for FBAR filings go back to 2006. Now In 2014 not only do expats have to file their FBARs in addition to their Federal tax returns (more on this at...

December 1, 2013

By: L. Speyer

A recent Forbes article outlined IRS guidelines for the U.S. government’s offshore account disclosure program, which is now rocking the international financial and banking world. Swiss banks, which are known for their inherent policies of secrecy and confi...

November 15, 2013

Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

The US government’s efforts to try and cut down on global tax evaders have prompted Americans abroad to rethink their US citizenship. Complicated IRS tax filings, disclosures and penalties for U.S. taxpayers around the world are driving incre...

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