FBAR Compliance and Disclosure

August 20, 2019
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Did You Hide Bitcoin from the IRS? Come Forward Now – Before it’s Too Late

If you’ve recently visited our tax blog, perhaps you read our article discussing the Internal Revenue Service’s plans to target 10,000 taxpayers who failed to report […]
August 19, 2019
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Texas Court Holds Taxpayer Liable for Willful FBAR Penalty

In June, the Federal Tax Crimes Blog highlighted an interesting case involving the Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR), United States of America v. Edward S. Flume […]
August 9, 2019
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FinCEN Update: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency Not Subject to Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR)

It’s been hailed as the wave of the future, dismissed as a failed experiment, and vilified as an enabler of cybercrime and terrorism. No matter how […]
February 8, 2019

Taxpayers Are Concerned About FBAR Examinations, You Should Be Too

What is FBAR and why should I be concerned about it? Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR) laws require U.S. residents to disclose the existence of bank, […]
January 11, 2019

The Government Is Still Aggressively Pursuing Taxpayers with Undeclared Foreign Bank Accounts

For the past 10 years, the federal government has significantly stepped up its enforcement of Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR) laws. Although federal rules requiring taxpayers […]
December 17, 2018
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IRS Increasing Fraud Penalties Under New Voluntary Disclosure Guidelines

In 2009, the IRS introduced the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), which enabled taxpayers to receive reduced penalties – notably, protection from criminal liability – for […]