There is a story out tonight on Yahoo News and other sources that ACA (American Citizens Abroad) has just sent a letter to Commissioner Shulman about his refusal to respond formally to Nina Olson’s TAD.
— Marvin Van Horn (@FATCA_Fallout) March 9, 2012
American Citizens Abroad (ACA) has written to Commissioner Doug Shulman of the IRS to express the organization’s profound concern that he has not answered the Directive issued by National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson. In her report to Congress issued on December 31st, 2011, Ms Olson raised concerns about certain IRS practices, including the way Americans living overseas were treated by IRS examiners under the 2009 offshore voluntary disclosure program (OVDP).Commissioner Shulman had until the end of January 2012 to answer Olson’s Directive, but has chosen not to. ACA’s letter calls upon Commissioner Shulman to answer these concerns promptly, as is his statutory duty. In the letter, ACA also asks how many of the reported 33,000 taxpayers who came forward under the OVDP have overseas addresses and how much of the US$ 4.4 billion collected under the program comes from FBAR fines instead of back taxes.
Long link to letter here.