It’s official–UBS, the Swiss Banking Giant has reached a deal with the US Government and the Swiss Government to release around 4,450 names of American account holders suspected of tax evasion.
The US Government estimates there to be $18 billion hidden in these offshore accounts–giving the IRS plenty reason to scrutinize and audit both the innocent and guilty in the upcoming months.
If you have a UBS account and have not paid your taxes, you can still decrease the severity of your charges by participating in voluntary disclosure. Currently, the IRS offers an Amnesty Program for tax evaders who come forward before their names are disclosed by UBS. (The deadline for this program is September 23rd, 2009).
If you come forward to the IRS before UBS does, the IRS will drop all criminal charges in exchange of you paying all back taxes plus penalties and interest. Considering this exchange could make the difference between jail time and an affordable payment plan, it is worthwhile for tax evaders who have significant unpaid taxes.
Taxpayers are required by law to disclose all income from domestic and foreign sources–all of which are taxable. Therefore, if you are going through an IRS audit or have found yourself in trouble with the IRS, it is best to get professional tax help from an experienced tax attorney, CPA, or certified tax resolution specialist.
Guilty or innocent, it’s crucial for taxpayers with offshore bank accounts to be prepared for severe IRS scrutiny. Get professional tax help now before it’s too late. In most cases, finding the most qualified tax lawyer or tax resolution specialist can significantly reduce your IRS penalties.
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