How To Effectively Take Part In OVDP

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					                            How To Effectively Take Part In OVDP?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently has reopened the overseas voluntary disclosure program
(OVDP) in order to aid the individuals averting overseas account to get accurate with their income tax
returns. The IRS also had similar programs back in 2009 and 2011 that where it raised approximately
$4.4 billion.


If you are an Indian citizen residing in the US or a U.S citizen residing in India, with overseas assets then
you are required to make fewer essential decisions. In the recent years, the IRS is getting more rigid in
its emphasis on foreign assets and foreign initiatives of the citizens and residents. Furthermore, after
the summons initiatives against HSBC India back in 2011, where HSBC India was identified to be helping
certain consumers canceling their Indian accounts, the IRS focus on Indian Americans has increased than
before. Hence, to sum up the IRS is vigorously shaking up the tax evaders.


Importance of Overseas Voluntary Disclosure Program


As per the US IRS tax code any individual who is a citizen or resident of the US need to declare their
income and clear taxes on that income in the US. The penalties for failure to pay taxes and reporting to
the foreign bank account of global income in the US has its own penalties. However, it is always advised
to resort to the expert guidance of a tax planning agency when managing OVDP concerns. These
agencies help individuals with the following services:


    ●   Complete compliance
    ●   Consult and impact Analysis
    ●   Analysis and planning to bring down FBAR Penalty
    ●   AMT Strategies and Foreign Tax Credit
    ●   Mutual Fund or PFIC computations
    ●   Preparation of forms required to participate in the OVDP program
    ●   Preparation of Tax Amendments and Delinquent FBAR
    ●   IRS Representation by Enrolled Agents or Affiliated CPAs and Attorneys
Failure to adhere to the OVDP results in three kinds of penalties. The first penalty is on the failure to file,
where an amount of 5 percent of tax due for every month of delay in filing the return to a total of 25
percent is charged. The second is the failure to pay; where the penalty is 0.5 percent of tax due for every
month of delay starting from the initial payment deadline until the balance due is paid. This penalty
has no maximum ceiling limit. The third is the interest, which at a certain percentage is charged on the
overall taxed amount due for the time period the balance is not completely paid off with the interest
rates changing every month.


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