Thanks to Bubblebustin for discovering:
Shulman #IRS #OVDP program receives scathing review from Taxpayer Advocate – Adventures in #FBAR http://t.co/t4BRKIayO6
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) July 11, 2013
This really is a must read. If Taxpayer Advocate is critical of the IRS creation, administration and “execution” (pun intended) of the voluntary disclosure programs who wouldn’t be? Thanks to the work of Just Me, NotThatLisa, Moby and more we have learned a great deal about the “nuts and bolts”, “continued injustices” and confiscatory nature of the programs. We are also being introduced to a certain breed of lawyer who clearly is NOT working in the interests of the client. Those lawyers who automatically (without taking the time to completely understand the facts) put people into OVDP are committing ethical violations. The tragedy is that there are a number of them out there.
Those who are NOT Twitterliterate will find the report here: