Form 5471 BasicsEverything you need to know about foreign corporation reporting to avoid problems.
The Top Form 5471 Reporting Mistakes to AvoidThere are many common errors in foreign corporation reporting that can be avoided.
Correcting Common Form 5471 ErrorsThe US government has 5 solutions to correct Form 5471 errors.
When to Engage Legal CounselSometimes legal counsel is not necessary to correct Form 5471 errors. In some cases, legal counsel is strongly recommended.
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Domestic Offshore Procedures is one of the two popular programs available
under the IRS
Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures. It is for U.S. Resident Taxpayers
who originally filed income tax returns, but were non-willful
in not reporting foreign accoun
Foreign Offshore Procedures is one of the two popular programs available
under the IRS
Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures. Applicants need not have
filed original tax returns, but they must be non-willful
in not reporting foreign accoun
The DIIRSP is one of the four methods for taxpayers with unreported offshore accounts to become compliant. Taxpayers who have failed to file certain international-related information returns including Forms 5471, 8938, 3520, 8865, 926, 5472, an 8858 can use the DIIRSP to cure the non-compliance. No penalties are applied if there is reasonable cause for the failure to file the information form and the IRS agrees. Reasonable Cause is a fact specific submission, which is based on each applicant's facts and circumstances.
The FBAR is the FinCEN
Form 114, which is commonly misunderstood.
A delinquent or late FBAR is subject to very
penalties. The DFSP is one of the four methods for taxpayers with unreported
offshore accounts to become compliant. Taxpayers who have failed to an FBAR can
use the DFSP to
cure the non-compliance. While there is no DFSP penalty the DFSP has complex rigid
eligibility requirements. Our legal team mitigates foreign accoun
A delinquent or late Form
8938 Statement of Foreign Financial Assets is subject to many common
mistakes and high penalties.
Our legal team cures many common Form 893
U.S. owners and investors of certain foreign corporations must file a Form 5471, otherwise there are very high Form 5471 Penalties. Form 5471 is a complex form with many common mistakes. because of the expansive disclosure of corporation's assets, liabilities and equity. Our legal team can help you fix late or unfiled Form 5471 errors.