Blog For Tax Law In Boston

What Should You Do If You Have An Undisclosed Foreign Bank Account?

If you have an interest in or signature authority over a foreign account and you haven’t disclosed it to the Internal Revenue Service yet, time may be running out before the U.S. government comes calling.

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IRS Names Top 12 Tax Scams for 2015

The Internal Revenue Service has identified twelve fraudulent tax scams for taxpayers to avoid this tax season. The list contains includes warnings against scams such as phishing (fake emails/websites), phone scams and identity theft. It also includes fraudulent tax practices such as hiding offshore accounts, inflating tax returns and falsifying documents.

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Court Orders Government to Pay Attorneys’ Fees in Tax Case

The Court ordered the U.S. Government to pay the attorneys’ fees in Robyn Baker’s tax case. U.S. District Judge Paul Barbadoro found that the Government’s tax case against Baker was not justified under Federal and New Hampshire law.

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Sean McMahon Conducts IRS Income Tax and Foreign Asset Reporting Workshop in Kuwait

Sean McMahon presented to Kuwaiti professionals and high-income individuals with U.S. tax issues. The presentation included:

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The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was enacted by Congress in 2010 as a way to target non-compliance by U.S. taxpayers using foreign accounts. Here are some statistics and numbers related to FATCA’s implementation.

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“Last” FATCA Rules Regulations Released

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was enacted by Congress in 2010 as a way to target non-compliance by U.S. taxpayers using foreign accounts. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced final amendments to FATCA, which goes into effect in July 2014.

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2013 Year in Review: IRS in the News

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was constantly in the news in 2013. We have picked a few of the news stories that we think will have a lasting impact. Have others? Let us know.

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3 Significant Tax Related Court Decisions of 2013

Who says tax law is boring? Here are three court decisions from 2013 that will have a significant impact tax cases and tax law in the future.

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Federal Tax Return Guidelines for Same-Sex Married Couples

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department have ruled that legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for federal tax purposes, including income and gift and estate taxes. Starting with their 2013 tax returns, same-sex married couples generally must use “married filing jointly” or “married filing separately” filing status.

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Common Tax Problems for Businesses: Employment Taxes

Employment taxes are a common area where businesses can run into trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). One area of frequent problems is related to how business owners classify workers as either: Employee, Independent Contractor, or Unpaid Interns.

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