Lately, TaxMama® has been getting questions from tax professionals about clients who have moved out of the U.S. and have not filed tax returns. Those folks are now in deep trouble. Dear Family, If you have American family, friends or associates living or working outside the United States, please check with them immediately. Make sure […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Shelli in the TaxQuips Family Forum, with this concern. “Have any of you mastered how you will handle this year’s Electronic FBAR filing requirements for your clients? Is there software that will assist?” TaxMama Note: The FBAR form is for people who have or control financial assets outside the U.S. If […]
WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations for the next major phase of implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Enacted by Congress in 2010, the law targets non-compliance by U.S. taxpayers using foreign accounts.
FS-2011-13, December 2011 The IRS is aware that some taxpayers who are dual citizens of the United States and a foreign country may have failed to timely file United States federal income tax returns or Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBARs), despite being required to do so. Some of those taxpayers are now […]
Today TaxMama hears from Tom in the Tax Quips Forum, who has gotten bad advice. “I started investing in an online program that is registered in the British Virgin Islands. They say that this program is exempt from the US Securities Act of 1933, the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the US Investment Company […]