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Associate Director, Individual Tax and Voluntary Disclosure, US/UK tax specialist with over 20 years diverse technical and practical experience in compliance and international online pharmacy consulting. Big 4 (Coopers & Lybrand).

IRS CIS Issues its Report for 2013 – US Tax Returns to IRS

The IRS has issued its annual Criminal Investigations Report for 2013. This 36-page document summarises the variety of tax crimes investigated and prosecuted during the year, including terrorist financing, drug trafficking and international financial crimes. Despite a 5% decrease in agent resources, the number of IRS convictions rose by more than 25% compared to 2012. […]

What US Tax Planning Can Still Be Done Before Year End?

US tax changes for 2013 and 2014

Please note: Some links have been removed as the page has been unpublished at the source. This year has flown by and as we head into the holiday season, tax is probably the last thing you want to think about but there are some important dates to remember as well as changes coming up in […]

Residing in the US with a foreign bank account? You must still report it.

Is the IRS narrowing their boundaries?  It appears so. It was announced by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) in the last few days that Alexi Iazlovsky, a US citizen from Potomac, Maryland, pleaded guilty to filing a false return for the 2008 calendar year. According to court documents, Mr. Iazlovsky, a US citizen, maintained […]

IRS Scammers!

Phishing is a scam which attempts to trick you into revealing your personal and financial information which can then be used to commit identity theft or steal your money. The IRS receives thousands of reports each year from taxpayers who receive e-mails claiming to be from the IRS. Scammers use the IRS name or logo […]

US Estimated tax payment due – Could this affect you?

For those of you who are not aware, US estimated tax payments are used to pay US tax on income that is not subject to US tax withholding.  If you do not pay enough through withholding you may be subject to a penalty. Some of you have been doing this throughout the year, and this […]

Isle of Man and HMRC sign agreement for automatic information exchange

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Isle of Man’s Chief Minister Allan Bell made statements last week concerning the decision to sign a new tax deal allowing the automatic exchange of information on a reciprocal basis.   This will coincide with the signing of the enhanced tax information exchange agreement between the US and the […]

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