Offshore Voluntary Disclosure

In order to remain compliant, it’s important to report offshore accounts on U.S. international informational forms as well as report offshore income on your U.S. tax returns.

Do you need to report offshore income and accounts in prior years to avoid or reduce the large civil penalties, or potential criminal penalties, imposed by the IRS? The penalties are steep; willful failure to disclose these assets can result in criminal penalties. In addition, there are large civil penalties for failure to disclose—50% of the maximum value of the account or $100,000, whichever is greater—as measured during the compliance period (for willful failure to file). For non-willful failure to file, the penalties can reach $10,000 per international informational form per year.

An international tax professional can help you determine the correct U.S. reporting requirements for each offshore asset and report the proper income. Our team can help you identify the potential benefits and effects, including how the penalties are calculated, as well as the process and requirements of each program. They can also assist you in determining which offshore voluntary disclosure program is right for you.

Our international tax professionals not only deliver exceptional service through their own expertise and experience, they also have access to a global network of CPA firms through our membership in HLB, the global advisory and accounting network.

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Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Leadership

Jared Johnson

Jared G JohnsonEA

Principal - Global Mobility Practice Leader - International Tax

Jared is an international tax specialist who focuses on helping company clients manage the various domestic and international tax issues that come with moving employees across international borders to work. Jared also assists individual clients with cross-border issues related to tax/estate planning and compliance services. He has experience working for the Big Four and is a recognized leader in this field.
Ben Peeler

Ben J. PeelerJ.D., CPA, LL.M.

Partner/IRS Tax Controversy Practice Leader

Ben joined the firm early in 2014 with many years of tax experience, both as an attorney and an accountant. He specializes in federal tax, controversy and procedure work, assisting with clients in the areas of income tax, estate and gift tax, property tax, sales and use tax, estate planning and many other tax matters. Ben's vast experience includes representing clients before the IRS, as well as representing the IRS before the U.S. Tax Court and during litigation before the federal district courts as a special assistant to the United States Attorney. Today, Ben leads the firm's IRS Practices & Procedures as a federal tax, controversy and procedure specialist and serves on Eide Bailly's National Tax Office team that is committed to helping clients resolve their tax issues.