October 8, 2018
First Taxpayer Convicted for FATCA Noncompliance, More IRS Enforcement Expected

First Taxpayer Convicted for FATCA Noncompliance, More IRS Enforcement Expected

The acronym “FATCA” refers to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. FATCA, which was passed by Congress in 2010 as part of the Hiring Incentives to […]
September 19, 2018
What to Do if You Received a FATCA Letter from Your Bank About Foreign Account Reporting

What to Do if You Received a FATCA Letter from Your Bank About Foreign Account Reporting

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien with a foreign checking or savings account, at some point you will likely receive a FATCA letter […]
July 18, 2018
How U.S. Tax Laws Like FATCA Can Cost Dual Citizens Thousands

How U.S. Tax Laws Like FATCA Can Cost Dual Citizens Thousands

Tom Wallis has lived in France since his birth 40 years ago in Grenoble, a city located in the country’s southeastern region. Yet despite spending a […]
March 23, 2018
Sending Money to a U.S. Bank from Abroad? Beware a Wire Audit Transfer – and Potential FATCA Penalties

Sending Money to a U.S. Bank from Abroad? Beware a Wire Audit Transfer – and Potential FATCA Penalties

Making a wire transfer is a fast and convenient method of electronically moving funds from one bank account to another, generally ensuring the recipient’s access within […]
February 5, 2018
What Are the Sentencing Guidelines for Taxpayers Convicted of FBAR Violations?

What Are the Sentencing Guidelines for Taxpayers Convicted of FBAR Violations?

If you have foreign assets or income, you may be required to file an FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts) disclosing the assets to […]
December 30, 2017
Let the Paradise Papers Be a Reminder to Taxpayers: File an FBAR if You Have Foreign Income

Let the Paradise Papers Be a Reminder to Taxpayers: File an FBAR if You Have Foreign Income

If you follow the news even casually, you have doubtlessly read about the Paradise Papers, a recent leak of roughly 13.4 million financial documents exposing the […]