Streamlined Procedures

Penny Wise And Pound Foolish
Listen Philip Wrigley had a problem. As the notoriously parsimonious owner of the Chicago Cubs in the 1970s, Mr. Wrigley did not want to spend big money to attract top players. But, as the savvy owner of a successful confectionary business, he also knew that no one would buy tickets to see a perennially second-division …
The Hunt for Snowbirds is On – A Summary of the IRS’s FAQ on Amnesty Programs for Non-Compliant Taxpayers
Listen Since announcing its amnesty programs for non-compliant taxpayers, the IRS has received over 45,000 applications from those who wanted to fulfil tax filing obligations. According to the IRS, this meant $6.5 billion in taxes, interest, and penalties. With FATCA and global bank transparency also in action, the IRS is expecting even more mula from …
Prudence And Caution: The Antidote to The Hazards of Certifying Nonwillfulness Under The Streamlined Procedures
Listen Back on August 13, 2014, the IRS issued an update of the Internal Revenue Manual that sheds some light on what type of submissions might be ripe for audit under the streamlined procedures. For those unfamiliar with the Internal Revenue Manual, it is the “official source of instructions to IRS personnel relating to the …