T2000px-US-FinancialCrimesEnforcementNetwork-Seal_svghe Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) yesterday announced the assessment of a $7 million civil money penalty against Merchants Bank
Continue Reading FinCEN and OCC Impose $7 Million Penalty on California Bank for “Egregious” Anti-Money Laundering Violations

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The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced today that its aggressive efforts to combat money laundering in the luxury real estate market have been extended for an
Continue Reading Crackdown On Money Laundering In Luxury Real Estate Sector Extended for Another Six Months

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

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On Oct. 18, 2016, a federal judge sentenced a well-known Chicago restaurant owner to prison for carrying out an extensive scheme to avoid paying state sales tax collected from customers
Continue Reading Lessons from DOJ Prosecution of Tony Hu for Sales Tax Fraud

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