I have attempted to gather the comments on this subject, identified by comments from Neill, so they will be in one place for further discussion by those able to review:
November 13, 2014 at 11:10 am
This has got to be worth digging into: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/brager-tax-law-group-obtains-182000920.html
FOIA request on OVDP dump. Not locked.
On OVDP dump. First document has great cartoons in it.
This is a powerpoint of the IRS bragging about them bowing UBS
That first document clearly shows that it’s all a big joke inside the IRS. See that PowerPoint an the picture on page 78. It shows a massive chalk board filled with equations and diagrams. Caption says ‘Clearly this taxpayer qualifies for the 5% penalty’. Other pictures show taxpayers doing hurdles to get into these groups.
We need a coordinated effort were we give a person a doc to skim through and we keep track of what’s been looked at. We will be ready this way for when there is a class action lawsuit. Maybe we find something to give to the press.
Tricia Moon says
November 14, 2014 at 9:36 am
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I have not heard of it before. For those who want to start reading: http://www.bragertaxlaw.com/previously-unreleased-irs-guidelines-for-fbar-audits.html
No Word says
November 14, 2014 at 10:09 am
Can someone bring this treasure trove to the attention of Allison Christians. I think someone of her calibre is able to make sense of what has been released.
YES, I agree — would be good to have a legal eye looking if possible and Tricia has forwarded to Allison as requested.
Finally from badger, today: http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2012/01/28/the-ovdi-drudgery-for-minnows/comment-page-23/#comment-4272818
From find by Neill and posted on another thread http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/media-and-blog-articles-open-for-comments/comment-page-73/#comment-4244472
and entire list of documents obtained:
Importantly, as badger points out:
Note, this is just an FYI, not an endorsement of any kind or advertising the law firm who made the FOIA request and posted it on their site.