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Voluntary Classification Settlement Program

Washington Alert – IRS Commissioner on taxpayers and IRS; Applications for Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC); Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) update

Washington Alert – IRS Commissioner on taxpayers and IRS; Applications for Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC); Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) update

IRS must negotiate a balancing act as it works to enhance taxpayers’ online experience while it also must continuously upgrade and improve its authentication protocols, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said at an April 12 hearing of the Senate Finance Committee. The subject of the hearing was cybersecurity and the protection of taxpayer information. “The reality […]

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IRS to tighten compliance with voluntary program to classify workers as employees

IRS to tighten compliance with voluntary program to classify workers as employees

Click here for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s (TIGTA’s) Report No. 2014-40-065. “Better Worker Classification Date Are Needed for the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program.” [Link Omitted] The Tax Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has issued a report on IRS’s Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP). The report provided a number of recommendations to […]

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Switzerland, U.S. consider solution to tax dispute

Switzerland, U.S. consider solution to tax dispute

As reported in the news in Reuters, “Switzerland, U.S. Consider Solution to Tax Dispute,” several interested folks will be taking careful note of the ongoing talks between the respective governments.    The Swiss and U.S. governments are considering a possible solution to a long-running dispute over Swiss banks accused of helping wealthy Americans evade billions of […]

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IRS Expands Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program; Relief From Past Payroll Taxes Available to More Employers Who Reclassify Their Workers As Employees

IRS Expands Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program; Relief From Past Payroll Taxes Available to More Employers Who Reclassify Their Workers As Employees

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has expanded its Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) paving the way for more taxpayers to take advantage of this low-cost option for achieving certainty under the law by reclassifying their workers as employees for future tax periods. The IRS is modifying several eligibility requirements thus making it possible for […]

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Swiss Bank Wegelin Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court For Conspiring To Evade Taxes

Swiss Bank Wegelin Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court For Conspiring To Evade Taxes

As reported in the DOJ news, and in the first-ever sentence of a foreign bank, Wegelin & Co. was ordered to pay the United States approximately $58 million for conspiring to evade taxes.  Here’s the press release. Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Kathryn Keneally, the Assistant […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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