Civil Tax

The IRS released an advanced version of Revenue Procedure 2016-56 that requires three more countries – Israel, the Republic of Korea and Saint Lucia – to participate in the automatic
Continue Reading Israel, the Republic of Korea and Saint Lucia Will Now Provide IRS Information on Bank Interest paid to Nonresident Aliens

On November 30th, a federal district court in California entered an order authorizing the IRS to serve a John Doe Summons on Coinbase Inc. seeking information about U.S.
Continue Reading Court Authorizes IRS to Seek Identities of Bitcoin Users and Users of Other Virtual Currencies

Effective November 18, 2016, Revenue Procedure 2016-57 established the Small Business/Self-Employed (“SB/SE”) Fast Track Mediation Collection (“FTMC”) program to allow taxpayers and the IRS to resolve disputes quickly with an
Continue Reading IRS Unveils Fast Track Mediation Collection Program, Offering Expedited Resolution for Certain Collection Cases

In 2015, the IRS first included micro-captives, or small insurance companies which have elected under section 831(b) to exclude premiums from their income, on its annual dirty dozen list. At
Continue Reading IRS Imposes New Reporting Requirements on Certain Micro-Captives