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IRS: Pay Up or Lose Passport

The IRS recently announced they sent at least 362,000 names to the State Department to deny or revoke the US passport for those US Citizens who have not paid their taxes. The Internal Revenue Code allows the IRS to certify the tax debt of delinquent US taxpayer to the State Department. Following such notification, the State […]

US Taxpayers with Expiring ITINs Can Renew Number Now

US Taxpayers who have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) should check to see if their numbers will be expiring at the end of the year.  More than 2 million ITINs are set to expire at the end of 2018. If your ITIN has not been used on a US tax return at least once […]

5 Ways Uncle Sam Can Still Reach Non-Resident Aliens

So, you feel lucky that you are not an American citizen, with the tax headaches that a citizenship-based system bestows upon the not so lucky US expatriate. Not so fast. Even though you are not an American, you may not be safe from Uncle Sam’s long tax arms. Below are five instances where he could still […]

Dot-com Rubble: Supreme Court Affirms Online Sales Tax Expansion in Landmark Case

The US Supreme Court has delivered its verdict in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc et al this week, in a move which could drastically change the nature of online retail in the United States. The ruling, which overturned the 1992 decision of Quill Corp v. North Dakota, has substantially freed state and […]

CASHING IN: HMRC changes UK landlords tax reporting

HMRC MOVE UK LANDLORDS ONTO THE CASH BASIS FOR TAX REPORTING Effective for the 2017/18 UK tax year, UK tax-paying landlords, whose rental receipts do not exceed £150,000 per UK tax year, will move onto the cash basis for UK tax returns. The switch is designed to make the reporting of rental income simpler and […]

OVDP Closure: Penalties Breakdown

Further to our announcement that the IRS will be shutting down the Overseas Voluntary Disclosure Program, we outline below some of the penalties taxpayers may face after the September OVDP closure date: A penalty for failing to file a tax return – The penalty is 5 percent of the balance due, plus an additional 5 […]

IRS Announces End to Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

Update: Further to the post below, we have posted an outline of the penalties taxpayers may face after the below September deadline. Yesterday (Wednesday, March 14th, 2018) the IRS announced that it is ramping down the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) and that the program will end on September 28th of this year. This is […]

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