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Monthly Archives: January 2019

IRS Confirms Tax Filing Season to Begin January 28

Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service confirmed on January 7, 2019 in IR-2019-01 that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown.     I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their…
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No Relief Expected for US Citizens Living Abroad

According to Moodys Gartner, in the middle of the perfect storm on Capitol Hill created by the change in control of the House of Representatives back to the Democratic party, the government shutdown, and President Trump’s border wall funding demands, a bill was introduced on December 20, 2018 that would “amend the Internal Revenue Code…
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1st Taxpayer Victory in a “Willful” FBAR Penalty Case Overturned at Appeals

On May 1, 2018 we posted  1st Taxpayer Victory in a "Willful" FBAR Penalty Case Appealed! where we discussed that on March 7, 2018 we posted 1st Taxpayer Victory in a "Willful" FBAR Penalty Case! where we discussed that on September 20, 2017, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an important taxpayer friendly opinion regarding the "willfulness" standard…
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