Expat News Update: IRS Announces New Voluntary Disclosure Program

This past September, the IRS terminated the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, stating that the program had fulfilled its potential, having been open for a decade (although revised periodically) and being used by over 56,000 taxpayers. However, the IRS just announced that they are initiating a new iteration of the program with modified rules. Find out […]

Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Ends

The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Ends Sept 28th: Five Things Expats Need to Know

The IRS announced in March that they would close the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) this week. Amnesty programs like the OVDP affect expats specifically since so many expats are unaware of their obligation to file. What should expats know in advance of this deadline? Read on for the details. The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program […]

OVDP Closure and US Tax Returns

The OVDP is Closing Soon: Potential Ramifications for Expats Behind on US Tax Returns

We’re a week away from the OVDP (Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program) closure, September 28th, 2018. If you’re a taxpayer who isn’t up to date on your US tax returns, there’s no better time than now to talk to a tax practitioner about getting into compliance. The consequences expats face for noncompliance are no laughing matter, […]

Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Ends September 28

The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) Ends September 28, 2018: Three Ways You Can Prepare

You may remember that, roughly six months ago, the IRS announced its intention to terminate the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program originally launched in 2009, and since then 56,000+ taxpayers used the program to comply with tax laws. September 28, 2018, is the closure date for this amnesty program, which […]

Everything to Know About Streamlined Filing to Catch Up on Taxes

Everything You Need to Know About Streamlined Filing

When moving abroad, it is often easy to get caught up in the new and exciting. Expats pick up their lives and migrate around the world, in some cases never intending to reside stateside again. To embrace the “new” of their expatriate adventure, US citizens may overlook their “old” responsibilities, be completely unaware that these […]

Top Five Things Expats Should Know About Streamlined Filing Procedures

Top Five Things to Know About the Streamlined Filing Procedures

The Streamlined Filing Procedures are a lifeline to many an expat who finds themselves behind on their taxes. Want to find out more about this amazing program? Read on to find out the top five things expats should know. #1: Who Do The Streamlined Filing Procedures Help? The Streamlined Filing Procedures are an amnesty program […]