“At some point, we will have assumed that people have
had enough notice that they should have become
This statement that the streamlined program will not continue indefinitely, has been reiterated by senior IRS officials at subsequent international tax conferences!
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has helped bring visibility to the compliance issue. With the FATCA reporting mechanics in place, the IRS is now working to determine what data is the most useful and how to analyze the data for irregularities that could indicate an issue to examine. While no one will be immediately receiving tax-due notices; the IRS is collecting a lot of information through FATCA.
We previously posted, FATCA - U.S. Began Reciprocal Automatic Exchange of Tax Information On Sept. 30, 2015! where we discussed that the IRS announced the on September 30, 2015 foreign banks and countries actually began exchanging financial account information pursuant to FATCA.
The Information NOW available provides
the United States and Partner Jurisdictions
an improved means of verifying the
Tax Compliance of Taxpayers using
Offshore Banking and Investment Facilities
& Improves Detection of those who
Attempt to Evade Reporting
the existence of Offshore Accounts &
the Income Attributable to those Accounts.
- Development of a consistent data reporting format, or schema, and the agreement to use this format by all jurisdictions;
- Establishment of the details and procedures required to assure data confidentiality;
- Creation of a data transmission system to meet high standards for encryption and security; and
- Cooperation with foreign jurisdiction tax administrations to achieve the timely implementation of this exchange.
Do You Have Undeclared Income from Offshore Banks
Who Are Handing Over Names to the IRS?
Want to Know if the OVDP Program is Right for You?
Contact the Tax Lawyers at
Marini& Associates, P.A.
for a FREE Tax Consultation
Toll Free at 888-8TaxAid (888) 882-9243