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Is Time Running Out for the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program?
The deadline imposed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for approximately 300 Swiss banks to come forward and request non-prosecution agreements expires December 16, 2013. In order to be eligible for a non-prosecution agreement a bank must meet the following criteria according to the press release of the DOJ: “Under the program, which is available […]
One of the more important issues in a divorce proceeding is identifying and dividing community and separate property. The task of asset identification and location may have been made both easier and more complex at the same time by changes to the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”). The changes have resulted in serious modifications to the […]
Justice Dept. Warning to Swiss Banks Means Trouble for U.S. Taxpayers
On November 5, 2013 the Department of Justice issued a letter of explanation to Swiss banks. A portion of the warning is restated: “Each eligible Swiss bank should carefully weigh the benefits of coming forward, and the risks of not taking this opportunity to be fully forthcoming. A bank that has engaged in or facilitated […]
More Swiss Banks Will Dislcose Cooperate with Offshore Tax Investigations
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) offer of non-prosecution agreements to certain Swiss banks expires December 31, 2013. Swiss banks who know or suspect that they have violated U.S. law, but who are not currently the subject of a DOJ investigation can come forward and disclose their involvement in aiding U.S. taxpayers in avoiding U.S. […]