For the past 6 years, the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Large Business and International (LB&I) Division shifted to a new audit strategy known as “campaigns.” This shift in focus concentrates on examining tax issues that will have the broadest impact on tax compliance while making the most efficient use of IRS’s resources. Given funding issues … Continue reading IRS Updates its Audit “Campaign” Targets – Who’s on the List?
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Escaping the USA, Exit Tax and Transfer Tax Regimes: Using the “Dual National” Exception
Join me today in a live webinar: Everything you need to know about giving up a green card or US citizenship - 2 CPE credits. Register here. The economy is not looking good with the stock market dropping sharply, with tech companies being hit most dramatically, dropping by about 40%. Crypto markets are also in … Continue reading Escaping the USA, Exit Tax and Transfer Tax Regimes: Using the “Dual National” Exception
Timing Considerations for Expatriation, Tax Compliance and Form 8854
I invite readers to enjoy my article, copied below, recently published by Bloomberg Tax in the Daily Tax Report. Reproduced with permission. Published January 7, 2022. The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bloombergindustry.com It is online here. My blog post today contains additional input with a link to a podcast on this topic with US … Continue reading Timing Considerations for Expatriation, Tax Compliance and Form 8854
Covered Expatriates, Exit Tax and the Principal Residence
My earlier blog post discussed the rules that apply to a US taxpayer who sells his personal residence, whether located abroad or in the US. If the home qualifies as the “principal residence” and other requirements are satisfied the taxpayer may exclude up to US$250,000 ($500,000 for joint returns) of taxable gain from income. As … Continue reading Covered Expatriates, Exit Tax and the Principal Residence
Crypto – Harvest Your Tax Losses / Use Offsetting Positions While You Can – Deadline 12/31
The House Ways and Means Committee tax proposal unveiled last month has two provisions to shutter lucrative crypto tax loopholes. These are the subject of today’s blog post: the “wash sale” rules and the “constructive sale” rules, both contained in the Internal Revenue Code at Sections 1091 and 1259, respectively. First let’s discuss the so-called … Continue reading Crypto – Harvest Your Tax Losses / Use Offsetting Positions While You Can – Deadline 12/31
Is There Really a “Solution” for Crypto Tax Noncompliance?
Now that the US Congress and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have digital asset transactions firmly in the crosshairs for investigations and reporting, we are in the midst of what I will call crypto-currency tax anxiety. Millennials may make up a larger group of persons dealing with crypto, and may be very concerned about prior … Continue reading Is There Really a “Solution” for Crypto Tax Noncompliance?
Renouncing One’s US Citizenship: More Audits, Virtual Currency, CLN & Travel
COVID-19 restrictions have severely limited services at US embassies and consulates around the world. As a result, renouncing one’s US citizenship has become very difficult, and in many cases, just about impossible at the current time. This gives individuals more time to make sure they have properly planned for expatriation. It's a big step. I … Continue reading Renouncing One’s US Citizenship: More Audits, Virtual Currency, CLN & Travel
Third Party Reporting of Virtual Currency: Who’s Telling the IRS What?
Many of my readers are aware that I have written various blog posts about the US tax issues that surround virtual currency. Some have asked, (perhaps innocently, perhaps not), about so-called “third party reporting” of virtual currency to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) . For those who do not know what this means – it’s … Continue reading Third Party Reporting of Virtual Currency: Who’s Telling the IRS What?
Virtual Currency: IRS Sheds More Light for 2020 Tax Returns
The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released instructions to the draft 2020 Form 1040 on Oct 23rd. It may be recalled that a virtual currency question was introduced for the first time on the 2019 Form 1040 on Schedule 1. Not all taxpayers are required to complete Schedule 1. Now, the 2020 Form 1040 places the question … Continue reading Virtual Currency: IRS Sheds More Light for 2020 Tax Returns
IRS Stealth: Delinquent Information Submission Procedure Penalties May Apply Without Considering “Reasonable Cause” Statement
On November 5, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made life more difficult for taxpayers who may have missed some foreign information return filings. The IRS quietly revised one of the four options to correct for missing information returns with respect to a US taxpayer’s interest in any offshore/foreign assets and holdings (e.g., Form 8938, Form … Continue reading IRS Stealth: Delinquent Information Submission Procedure Penalties May Apply Without Considering “Reasonable Cause” Statement