IRS Yanks OVDPDeal From Taxpayers With Secret Bank Leumi Accounts – Forbes onforb.es/VMlXCI – Kicks those previously accepted out!
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The Internal Revenue Service this week sent faxes to tax attorneys nationwide informing them that clients who were previously accepted into its criminal amnesty program for those who disclose once-secret offshore accounts, have “upon further review” been disqualified. The faxes, signed by John R. Tafur, director of of Global Financial Crimes at the IRS’ Criminal Investigation division, affect dozens of American taxpayers who had undisclosed accounts at Bank Leumi le-Israel Ltd., Israel’s largest bank, says Robert E. McKenzie, apartner at Chicago’s Arnstein & Lehr , who queried fellow top tax attorneys on a private email listserve after he received one such fax this week. He called the IRS’ reversal “scary” and “extraordinary”. Edward M. Robbins Jr., of Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, the big West Coast tax defense firm, confirmed in an email to Forbes that “numerous” Leumi related rescission letters have been received.
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