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Tax practitioners have previously lacked a dedicated resource to call their own. For those intrepid souls, we offer TaxBlawg, a forum of tax talk for tax pros.

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Chamberlain Hrdlicka West Houston Tax Forum on September 25, 2019 at Marriott Westchase
Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Dr., Houston, Texas 77042

This is a "Save The Date" for the Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Chamberlain Hrdlicka West Houston Tax Forum at the Marriott Westchase from 7:00-9:00 a.m.

Speakers: Sebastien Chain and Larry Sherlock

Topic: New IRS Voluntary Disclosure Practice:  Domestic Criminal Violations, Foreign Accounts and Cryptocurrency

Late in 2018, the IRS ended its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program for willful violations of foreign bank account reporting, but leaving in place its existing practices for reporting non-willful violations.  A few months later it put in place a new regime for reporting potential criminal violations of all tax-related activity, whether domestic or offshore. 

In the last couple of months, the IRS has started pursuing owners of cryptocurrency accounts who have not fully reported the tax consequences of activity in those accounts.  We’ll explore all these developments and how taxpayers can come into compliance with their tax reporting obligations, regardless of whether the original failure was willful or not.

  • Lawrence W. Sherlock

    Larry Sherlock is a tax attorney in the Tax Controversy Section of Chamberlain Hrdlicka in Houston.

    In more than 30 years of practice, Larry has achieved success both at the Tax Division of the Justice Department and at Chamberlain ...

  • Sebastien N. Chain

    Sebastien Chain joined Chamberlain Hrdlicka in 2011 and concentrates his practice on federal, state and local tax controversies, both civil and criminal, and he represents clients at the examination level, administrative ...