I have been speaking a lot lately to the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Report) tax amnesty hotline to obtain answers to the many practical questions that have arisen under the IRS FBAR Tax Amnesty a.k.a. Voluntary Disclosure Program. One question I have had is, “Where in the country will the civil tax audits under the tax amnesty program take place?” The agent that I spoke with at the tax amnesty hotline told me the current belief among IRS employees is that the tax audits will be centralized. Twenty revenue agents have undergone tax amnesty training in New York, and additional revenue agents will be trained — probably in California.
According to what I was told, the tax amnesty revenue agents have only just begun looking at civil tax audits, and these are for voluntary disclosures that were made before the IRS issued its tax amnesty guidelines. My guess is that voluntary disclosures being filed now will not undergo a civil tax audits by the IRS for another 6 months.
If you are considering a voluntary disclosure under the IRS tax amnesty program, contact the tax attorneys at Brager Tax Law Group, A P.C. for a consultation. No one should consider contacting the IRS without first having spoken with a qualified tax litigation attorney who understands all of the details of your case.