IRS Is Denying Passports for Seriously Delinquent Tax Debtors

Taxpayers preparing to travel internationally may soon have to change their plans if they are behind on their taxes.  Earlier this week, the IRS “strongly encouraged” individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts” to pay what they owe or enter into a payment agreement, or else they jeopardize their passports. The warning comes as the IRS begins implementing new tax enforcement procedures that were included in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015.  Under the new FA...

U.S. Government Continues Suit vs. Taxpayer With Unreported Offshore Bank Accounts

The U.S. government is moving forward in its lawsuit against a U.S. taxpayer accused of a willful failure to disclose offshore bank accounts. In Washington State district court, a judge denied the taxpayer, Jeffrey P. Pomerantz’s, motion to dismiss the case, instead ruling that the government had provided sufficient factual evidence to support a “reasonable inference” that Mr. Pomerantz was liable of a willful failure to report accounts he controlled in Canada and Switzerland during tax years 20...

Daniel Rosefelt & Associates Welcomes New Attorneys

Daniel Rosefelt & Associates, LLC is pleased to announce the additions of attorneys John Samuels Pontius, Jr. and Derek B. Wagner to the firm.  They bring extensive knowledge in the areas of international tax, tax controversy and U.S. Tax Court litigation.   Prior to joining the firm, John Samuels Pontius, Jr. was a Senior Associate at a tax controversy law firm in Annapolis, Maryland.  He represented individuals and businesses with issues in international tax and tax controversy....

Virginia Offers Tax Amnesty Program for Delinquent Taxes Paid by November 14

During its 2017 session, the Virginia General Assembly enacted, and Governor Terry McAuliffe later signed, a series of provisions creating a Virginia Tax Amnesty Program (VTAP), the goal of which is to increase and accelerate the collection of unpaid Virginia taxes.  VTAP offers amnesty for a broad range of unpaid tax liabilities, including most 2015 and earlier individual and corporate income taxes, if certain conditions are met.  The program will run from September 13, 2017, through November 1...