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February 24, 2017


Offshore Accounts in Government Crosshairs

As the U.S. government looks for increased revenue, one of the most attractive places to look is where taxes that should be paid have not been paid. Since the 2009 voluntary disclosure initiative, which was very successful, and since recent legislative and policy changes of foreign governments such as Switzerland, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has become better and better at detecting hidden assets overseas and holding renegade would-be taxpayers accountable.

The IRS Commissioner, Doug Shulman, said, “As we continue to amass more information and pursue more people internationally, the risk to individuals hiding assets offshore is increasing.” He also said, “The goal is to get people back into the U.S. tax system. Combating international tax evasion is a top priority for the IRS. We have additional cases and banks under review. The situation will just get worse in the months ahead for those hiding assets and income offshore. This new disclosure initiative is the last, best chance for people to get back into the system.” (Source:, “Second Special Voluntary Disclosure Initiative Opens; Those Hiding Assets Offshore Face Aug. 31 Deadline,” dated February 8, 2011.)

Under this intense scrutiny, tax secrecy continues to erode as the IRS has hired 800 new agents whose efforts will be intensely focused on hidden assets offshore.

Contact a Tax Evasion Lawyer for Help Coming Clean With Offshore Accounts in Government Cross-hairs

Get the best legal representation you can find as you prepare to disclose your offshore accounts during the second special voluntary disclosure initiative of 2011. Lawrence Brown gained important insights as a former trial lawyer for the Department of Justice Tax Division. He brings over 20 years of experience to your situation. In complex cases, he assembles a team of tax experts such as CPAs, auditors and former IRS agents to formulate and execute a strategy. We are prepared to aggressively counter the Internal Revenue Service while working to resolve your case efficiently and favorably.

Brown, PC, serves individuals and businesses in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, statewide in Texas, and nationwide. Contact attorney Lawrence Brown at 888-870-0025 to arrange a confidential consultation about your impending IRS audit or appeal.

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