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Joni is the Group Marketing Manager for US Tax & Financial Services.

“It’s not a matter of ‘if,’ it’s a matter of ‘when.”

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) have announced that asset management firm, Investment Network AG, and three of its wholly-owned subsidiaries (based in Zurich, the Cayman Islands and Liechtenstein), known collectively as The Swisspartners Group, have entered into an NPA – a non-prosecution agreement – with the US Attorney’s office. The NPA states the Swisspartners […]

New IRS Warning On Phishing Schemes

Consumers are being encouraged to be vigilant when managing their US taxes, after the IRS highlighted a new email phishing scheme, which falsely claims to be from the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS). The new scam features and email which appears to be from the government body and includes a false case number. The phishing emails […]

Teamwork between the IRS and its Criminal Investigations division could mean drama for HNWIs

Few things would be as frightening for an expat as being stopped at the airport on the way back “home” from a trip to the US. Yet, for some, this could become a real possibility. One of the tools tax professionals use to keep clients ‘in the know’ is having a constant awareness of the […]

Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft

A relaxed and tanned Sally (a social worker) and her husband Jack (who works in a call centre) have just returned back from a fabulous two-week, all inclusive holiday in the Maldives.  How were they able to afford this?  A tax refund…belonging to someone else. Identity Theft is a fast-growing crime, globally, and a challenging priority […]

The IRS boasts progress is being made

For decades, the Internal Revenue Service has offered programs allowing non-compliant taxpayers an opportunity to “make it right” and become up-to-date with their tax filings.  In 2009, 2011, and 2012 US persons with foreign financial assets have been afforded the same courtesy with an overseas voluntary disclosure program.   The 2012 program has been extended indefinitely, […]

UK Budget 2012: How is the American Affected?

Was it a Budget for the American? Did Prime Minister Cameron’s recent love affair for President Obama shine through when the Chancellor of the Exchequer made his annual Budget announcement on 21 March?  While reducing the top rate of tax from 50 per cent to 45% per cent was welcomed by some, tax rises were […]

Voluntary Disclosure – Five ways to get up to date with US tax returns

PLEASE NOTE: THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL UPDATES SINCE THIS POST AND SOME LINKS HAVE BEEN DISABLED AS A RESULT. PLEASE READ THE LATEST INFORMATION HERE. Non-compliant Americans overseas now have five simple choices available. US citizens, residents and green card holders are required to file annual US tax returns whether or not they live in the […]

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