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The IRS and Offshore Tax Evasion - U.S. Foreign Grantor Trusts: Penalty Regime for Foreign Bank Account Filing, Tax Practitioners and Professional Responsibility

 
The IRS and Offshore Tax Evasion - U.S. Foreign Grantor Trusts: Penalty Regime for Foreign Bank Account Filing, Tax Practitioners and Professional Responsibility

“If a U.S. person willfully violates the reporting requirement, such person may be subject to a fine of not more than $250,000, or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both (31 U.S.C. § 5322(a)); and if a U.S. person willfully violates the reporting requirement while violating another law of the United States, or as part of a pattern of any illegal activity involving more than $100,000 in a 12-month period, such U.S. person may be subject to a monetary fine of not more than $500,000, or imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both (31 U.S.C. § 5322(b)).

If a U.S. person, with respect to Form TD F 90.22-1, (1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact, (2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation, or (3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry, such person may be fined, or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both (18 U.S.C. § 1001).”

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Our author, Gary S. Wolfe, has more than 34 years of experience, specializing in IRS Tax Audits and International Tax Planning/Tax Compliance, and International Asset Protection.

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