"Know The Process, Know Your Rights" Criminal Tax Issues The IRS Criminal Investigation Division has increased its efforts to prosecute dishonest taxpayers over the last few years. Although every client who becomes the subject of a CI investigation should be…
The IRS has several programs in place, including the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. Even those who intentionally hid their money overseas are allowed to confess to the IRS and correct their taxes for eight years.
By: Robert E. McKenzie 1. A CHANGING IRS IRS Workforce 1.10 Because of Congressional cuts in IRS budgets its workforce continued to shrink until 2008. In 2009 and 2010 the IRS had its budgets grow and its workforce grew. In…
Chicago tax lawyer Robert E. McKenzie worries those with still secret offshore accounts may be less likely to disclose because they figure that if they’re found out and prosecuted, they’ll avoid jail as Warner has. But McKenzie tells prospective clients the same thing he wrote recently on Forbes: “Many other less lucky offshore depositors have been sentenced to prison by other judges. One distinguishing factor for Warner was he was a billionaire whereas those sent to prison were merely millionaires.”
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106 Swiss banks have signed agreements to provide information about U.S. account holders. "The current Offshore Shore Disclosure Program (OVDP) began in January 2012 continues until it is terminated by the Service. Taxpayers whose names have yet to be disclosed…
Tax attorney Robert E. McKenzie discuss IRS voluntary disclosure practice.
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For example, one Chicago-based hot-dog-stand owner said his cost of goods sold was 50% of gross receipts, said Robert McKenzie, a partner in the law firm Arnstein & Lehr. “I know Chicago hot dogs are great, but he had a high cost.”