The Tax Law Blog

May 23, 2017
FATCA’s Future May Be Uncertain But The Government Is Still Going After FBAR Violators

FATCA’s Future May Be Uncertain But The Government Is Still Going After FBAR Violators

When it comes to the future of taxation in the United States, the only certainty is uncertainty.  While most of the attention given to tax reform […]
May 21, 2017
Immigrant Restauranteur Faces Multiple Tax Charges Stemming from Alleged Improper Payroll Tax Handling

Immigrant Restauranteur Faces Multiple Tax Charges Stemming from Alleged Improper Payroll Tax Handling

Husband and wife Pino and Lucia DiMeo immigrated to the United States from Venice more than 20 years ago. Since that time the couple built a […]
May 20, 2017
CBS Reports the California FTB Is Improperly Seizing Income Tax Refunds

CBS Reports the California FTB Is Improperly Seizing Income Tax Refunds

Aside from handling and administering the state income tax obligation, California’s Franchise Tax Board is also responsible for serving as a collection agency. The FTB serves […]
May 19, 2017
Taxpayer’s Decades-Long FBAR Failures Has Court Considering Contours of ‘Willfulness’ Standard

Taxpayer’s Decades-Long FBAR Failures Has Court Considering Contours of ‘Willfulness’ Standard

Violations of the obligation to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) when foreign account balances exceed $10,000 carries harsh penalties. The FBAR […]
May 18, 2017
Permanent Resident Lawyer’s Attempt to Dismiss Enabling Alleged FBAR and Tax Noncompliance Enforcement Action Fails

Permanent Resident Lawyer’s Attempt to Dismiss Enabling Alleged FBAR and Tax Noncompliance Enforcement Action Fails

On this blog, we have long warned readers that a duty to file taxes and comply with FBAR and other offshore account disclosure laws will generally […]
May 14, 2017
Tennessee Couple Sentenced On Tax Evasion Charges

Tennessee Couple Sentenced on Tax Evasion Charges

According to a press release by the Department of Justice, District Court Judge J. Ronnie Greer sentenced David Lee Byrd, 58, and his wife, Paula Ruth […]