IRS Ends Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Soon

IRS to end OVDPAs of September 28, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is ending the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). By law, all US citizens and residents are required to report foreign financial accounts to the IRS, if the total value of all their foreign accounts is over $10,000 at any time in […]

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Future of the Shared Responsibility Penalty

future of shared responsibility paymentThe Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in 2017 will have significant ramifications on all manners of tax filings going forward. However, one of the more substantial changes to tax laws relates to the 2009 Affordable Care Act. Of most importance to what changes happen under the Affordable Care Act is when the changes […]

The Supreme Court Rules Online Retailers May Need to Collect Sales Tax

calculate state sales taxesIn June 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that states can require e-commerce companies to collect and pay sales tax, even for areas where they don’t have a physical presence. Here’s the good news — analysts speculate that the change will not alter shopping habits. Online shopping is so convenient that […]

Good News: Your Tax Lien Is About to Come Off Your Credit Report

credit bureaus are removing tax liensIf you’ve got delinquent tax debt, goods news is on the horizon. The credit bureaus are removing tax liens from credit reports (CRs). That instantly improves your credit report, potentially boosting your score and making it easier to obtain credit. Here’s a look at the details.

What Are the Credit Bureaus Removing?

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What to Do If You Have Undisclosed Offshore Bank Accounts

undisclosed offshore bank accountsTaxpayers with foreign bank accounts are required to disclose these accounts under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and on the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). Do you have an overseas bank account you haven’t disclosed it to the IRS? If so, you are […]