Foreign Bank Account Tax Amnesty Attorney:
Internal Revenue Service IRS introduced new 2012 offshore voluntary disclosure program to encourage IRS taxpayers holding foreign or offshore bank accounts. Previous programs introduced in 2009 and 2011 have been extremely successful for the IRS. Based on the result of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), IRS understands that it is cost effective and time wise to obtain tax compliance through “carrot and stick” framework than “stick” alone.
Althoug past criminal tax investigations focused on the offshore banking problems in Switzerland, future IRS criminal tax investigations will focus on the Asia Pacific regions including China, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia.
The key component in any voluntary disclosure participation with the IRS has always been early disclosure to IRS before they find out about you.