Louisiana Taxpayers affected by the 2016 floods should consider reviewing the tax returns they filed for that year.
In 2014, the IRS created the current Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). This program was set up to allow Taxpayers with foreign financial accounts and assets to come forward voluntarily so that they could mitigate the risk of potential criminal liability and civil penalties due to willful failure to report foreign financial assets. This program has now been set to sunset on September 28, 2018.
At Bryson Law Firm, LLC, we frequently represent Taxpayers through IRS Audits. One common issue we find when a Taxpayer comes in with an IRS Audit Letter and a copy of their 1040 Tax Return prepared by a paid preparer is that the tax return was incorrectly prepared, generated an inflated tax refund, and was designated as “self-prepared.”