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IRS Issues Updated FAQs on the Voluntary Disclosure Practice (VDP)

The Voluntary Disclosure Practice (VDP) provides an avenue for high-income and high-net-worth taxpayers to resolve significant federal tax controversies without facing criminal prosecution. Administered by IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS CI), the VDP is a long-standing program that allows eligible taxpayers to mitigate their exposure and settle with the IRS—provided that […]


IRS Begins Audits of Corporate Jet Usage

On February 21, 2024, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it plans to conduct “dozens of audits on business aircraft involving personal use” throughout the year. Citing the IRS’ additional funding under the Inflation Reduction Act, the News Release quotes IRS Commissioner Danney Werfel as stating: “With expanded resources, […]


IRS Interest and Penalties: 2024 Update

Failing to file all necessary returns and pay all federal taxes when due can expose U.S. taxpayers to interest and penalties. This includes not only civil penalties but also criminal penalties in some cases. Interest and civil penalties begin to accrue immediately upon noncompliance, while criminal penalties can result from […]


Do I Need to File an FBAR for FY 2023 (and What Happens If I Don’t)?

Taxpayers that own (or control) offshore bank accounts and other foreign financial assets have a duty to report these assets to the federal government annually. While there are minimum thresholds for taxpayers’ reporting obligations, these thresholds are fairly low—so most high-income and high-net-worth taxpayers will need to comply. Typically, this […]