2012 OVDP and Domestic Voluntary Disclosure
Sometimes a taxpayer who enters 2012 OVDP also has undisclosed domestic tax liability and the question arises with respect to how to handle this additional liability.
As was the case with the 2009 OVDP and the 2011 OVDI, the 2012 OVDP is available to taxpayers who have both offshore and domestic issues to disclose. The Voluntary Disclosure Practice requires an accurate and complete disclosure. Consequently, if there are undisclosed income tax liabilities from domestic sources in addition to those related to offshore accounts and assets, they must also be disclosed in the 2012 OVDP.
Therefore, when applying for the 2012 OVDP, the taxpayer should indicate on the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Letter that he is also making a domestic voluntary disclosure.
However, these domestic tax liabilities are not going to be covered by the same IRS agent who will be in charge of your 2012 OVDP. Rather, such voluntary disclosures will go through the traditional IRS voluntary disclosure program and another agent will be assigned to the case to deal specifically with domestic issues. This further means that there is a separate application process for acceptance into the traditional IRS voluntary disclosure program in addition to applying to the 2012 OVDP.
Contact Sherayzen Law Office for Legal Help with Domestic and Offshore Voluntary Disclosures
If you have undisclosed offshore accounts and foreign income in addition to undisclosed U.S.-source income, contact Sherayzen Law Office for help. Our experienced international tax firm will thoroughly review your case, determine your options with respect to foreign and domestic voluntary disclosures, prepare all of the necessary legal documents and tax forms, and vigorously represent your interests during your negotiations with the IRS.