The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may expand its focus when looking for tax fraud. The shift may come as a result of a recent whistleblower case. The case involves a former chief tax executive who reached out to the agency to call out his employer for alleged tax fraud crimes.
Tax preparation and accounting offices throughout the country reported record-setting extension requests for tax filings this year. The increase was the result of many different factors, including:
The American Bar Association's taxation section recently held their annual meeting. This group of legal professionals from throughout the country met with representatives from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to discuss the agency’s focus in coming months. One of the main take away lessons from the meeting: representatives encouraged tax professionals to bring all foreign accounts into compliance with applicable tax law.
United States citizens and resident aliens living abroad may still need to file taxes for the 2018 tax year. Tax obligations are broad and the reach of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is long — often extending past the country’s borders.
The recently public Uber Technologies Inc. is currently under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Bloomberg reports the agency is reviewing two years of the ride sharing company’s tax filings. The company has stated the agency is simply conducting an “examination” in light of its recent initial public offering. Skeptics have voiced concern the investigation is really a deeper look into the company’s tax strategies. For example, its use of “transfer pricing positions.”