Offshore Voluntary Disclosures
Are you worried about the IRS discovering your Offshore Account?
You should be.
Our Firm can help you get back into compliance with the IRS quickly and quietly while minimizing the expense by negotiating the reduction of penalties and interest. Most of our clients with offshore compliance issues have indicated that they sleep much better at night knowing that they are finally addressing their compliance issues.
Why should you come back into compliance now?
Not reporting income from foreign sources may be a crime. The IRS and its international partners are pursuing those who hide income or assets offshore to evade taxes. Specially trained IRS examiners focus on aggressive international tax planning, including the abusive use of entities and structures established in foreign jurisdictions. The IRS is pushing to ensure U.S. citizens and residents are accurately reporting their income and paying the correct tax.
What offshore income must be reported to the IRS?
If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, you must report income from all sources within and outside of the U.S. This is true whether or not you receive a Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement, a Form 1099 (Information Return) or the foreign equivalents. See Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income for more information.
Do I have to report offshore bank accounts that are not earning income?
In addition to reporting your worldwide income, you must also report on your U.S. tax return whether you have any foreign bank or investment accounts. The Bank Secrecy Act requires you to file a FinCen Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), if:
You have financial interest in, signature authority, or other authority over one or more accounts in a foreign country, and
The aggregate value of all foreign financial accounts exceeds $10,000 at any time during the calendar year.
Why should you retain our Firm?
The main reason is that the IRS is actively looking for taxpayers with offshore accounts. Our Firm has successfully negotiated with the IRS to resolve numerous offshore issues on behalf of our clients with significant penalty abatements and/or reductions. Most importantly, none of our clients have been prosecuted for their non-compliance.
We are tracking the latest offshore news for the following banks:
The Law Office of Teig Lawrence assists clients with a wide range of tax issues in the State of Florida including in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, Broward County and Palm Beach County and Internationally. Our office also assists clients with matters related to Swiss Bank Accounts, UBS, LGT, Wegelin, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, Bank Leumi, Deutsche Bank,
Basler Kantonalbank, Neue Zuercher Bank, Zürcher Kantonalbank, Korean / U.S. Enforcement Initiative, IRS & DOJ Announcements, 2012 Swiss Bank Settlement, Canadian Tax Relief, FATCA and John Doe Summons.