Updated! Streamlined disclosure program continues; 2018 OVDP announced

The IRS ended the 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) in September of 2018. leaving the Streamlined and Delinquent Informational Reporting Form (DIRF) programs open. And on November 20, 2018, the IRS announced new Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Practice rules for taxpayers seeking protection from criminal prosecution.

Tax audit red flags: separating fact from fiction

It is that time of the year again, when the early tax filing season is upon us and interest not he IRS is at a yearly high. In response, you will see article published claiming to give you the “secret sauce” on how to avoid an IRS tax audit, by warning you of “red flags.” There articles are all fine, I suppose, if this was 2008. However, the IRS has changed drastically since then. In this article, we will discuss what the real audit red flags are, and what is just sort of things are outdated.

What is IRS Subpart F? How has Tax Reform changed it?

When the IRS introduced Subpart F, it completely changed the the rules of international tax planning. Things have never been the same. Yet Congress was not done. The Tax Cuts and Jobs act of 2017, aka Tax Reform, change Subpart F and not for the best. So what are the Subpart F rules? Why are they so awful? What can be done to avoid Subpart F? This article answers these questions.