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Voluntary Classification Settlement Program

On September 21, 2011, the IRS announced and explained its new Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) that provides partial relief from federal employment taxes for eligible taxpayers that agree to prospectively treat their workers as employees (see Announcement 2011-64). In essence, eligible employers may voluntary elect to participate in the VCSP in order to limit […]

OVDI: IRS Shows Continued Progress on International Tax Non-Compliance

The Internal Revenue Service has achieved significant success in combating international tax non-compliance. The total number of voluntary disclosures up to 30,000 since 2009. In all, 12,000 new applications came in from the 2011 offshore program that closed last week. The IRS also announced today it has collected $2.2 billion so far from people who […]

Non-Resident Indians Face High Exposure to the FBAR Reporting Requirements

Non-Resident Indian (NRI) is an Indian citizen who has migrated to another country, a person of Indian origin who is born outside India, or a person of Indian origin who resides permanently outside India. A large number of the NRIs left India as a result of a job offer, for example as a software engineer […]

One-Week Filing Extension to Taxpayers Whose Preparers Were Affected by Hurricane Irene

On September 1, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it is granting taxpayers whose preparers were affected by Hurricane Irene until September 22, 2011 to file returns normally due September 15.  The taxpayer’s preparer must be located in an area that was under an evacuation order or a severe weather warning because of Hurricane […]