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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Marini & Associates, PA Traces its Roots Back to AA&Co

On 10/26/2017 I had the opportunity to go back to my roots at Arthur Andersen & Co. (AA&Co), which I get to do every other year, by being a sponsor of and attending AA&Co's South Florida's Semi-Annual Alumni Reunion.  For those of you who don't know what I did before opening up our International & Tax Litigation Boutique 25 years ago…
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HSBC Faces $1.5B In Fines From Swiss Tax Evasion Probes

According to Law360, HSBC Holdings PLC could be hit with fines exceeding $1.5 billion from investigations around the world into allegations of tax evasion and money laundering at its Swiss private-banking subsidiary and other operations, according to the bank's annual report published Tuesday. Tax agencies, regulators and law enforcement authorities in the U.S., Belgium, Argentina,…
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Are Offshore Accounts Quiet Disclosures Becoming More Risky?

According to Tax Blawg the IRS is getting closer to ferreting out “quiet disclosures” by taxpayers who chose that route to address the problem of previously unreported offshore accounts rather than by participating in the Service’s offshore voluntary disclosure program (OVDP)?  That's the Conclusion of an Increasing Number of Tax Professionals and If Taxpayers in This Predicament…
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