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IRS audits: singular considerations and concerns

On behalf of Janathan L. Allen, APC posted in Audits on Monday, November 30, 2015. Whither the ISR audit? What exactly is its fundamental and overriding purpose? Is it -- as an Internal Revenue Service communiqué recently stated -- "a deterrent to … potentially noncompliant taxpayers," or is it primarily...

Happy Thanksgiving San Diego

By Janathan L. Allen, APC of Janathan L. Allen, APC on Thursday, November 26, 2015. Allen Barron would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, and hope you enjoy safe travels if you are on the road this holiday.  The year has brought many good things to the...

The IRS Knows More About Your Offshore Accounts Every Day

By Janathan L. Allen, APC of Janathan L. Allen, APC posted in FBAR on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. The IRS Network of Inter-Governmental Agreements (IGAs) is growing at a rapid rate.  The IRS continues to expand the number of international banks, financial institutions and investment houses and sovereign tax agencies...

IRS Revenue Officers Receive Training Regarding Bitcoin

By Janathan L. Allen, APC of Janathan L. Allen, APC posted in IRS on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. IRS revenue officers have recently completed training provided by the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) regarding Bitcoin - the online monetary system.  The agency has jurisdiction over Bitcoin, and is working...