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May 2013 Archives

Swiss accounts: many taxpayers still face disclosure decision

In the last few years, the IRS has offered two well publicized amnesty programs for the disclosure of offshore accounts. Many taxpayers have participated in these voluntary disclosure initiatives, seeking to avoid potential tax evasion charges.

Small businesses and Obamacare: the tax considerations

One of the stories we've been following in this blog is role that tax law will pay in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As we discussed in our April 16 post, the ACA - otherwise known as Obamacare - will affect taxes in several ways.

Offshore accounts: the case of the 5-second probation

Criminal penalties - for tax evasion or anything else - are typically measured in monetary fines and prison sentence lengths. For conviction on a serious charge, the sentence is often to a term of many years in prison.