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The streamlined filing compliance procedures described below are available to taxpayers certifying that their failure to report
foreign financial assets and pay all tax due in respect of those assets did not result from willful conduct on their part.
The streamlined procedures are designed to provide to taxpayers in such situations (1) a streamlined procedure for filing
amended or delinquent returns and (2) terms for resolving their tax and penalty obligations.
These procedures will be available for an indefinite period until otherwise announced.
As reflected below, the streamlined filing procedures that were first offered on September 1, 2012 have been expanded and
modified to accommodate a broader group of U.S. taxpayers. Major changes to the streamlined procedures include:
(1) extension of eligibility to U.S. taxpayers residing in the United States,
(2) elimination of the $1,500 tax threshold, and
(3) elimination of the risk assessment process associated with the streamlined filing compliance procedure announced in 2012.
General eligibility for the streamlined procedures:
The modified streamlined filing compliance procedures are designed for only individual taxpayers, including estates of individual
taxpayers. The streamlined procedures are available to both U.S. individual taxpayers residing outside the United States and U.S.
individual taxpayers residing in the United States. Descriptions of the specific eligibility requirements for the streamlined
procedures for both non-U.S. residents (the "Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures") and U.S. residents
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Taxpayers using either the Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures or the Streamlined Domestic Offshore Procedures
will be required to certify, in accordance with the specific instructions set forth below, that the failure to report
all income, pay all tax, and submit all required information returns, including FBARs (FinCEN Form 114, previously Form TD F 90-22.1),
was due to non-willful conduct.
If the IRS has initiated a civil examination of a taxpayer's returns for any taxable year, regardless of whether the
examination relates to undisclosed foreign financial assets, the taxpayer will not be eligible to use the streamlined procedures.
Taxpayers under examination may consult with their agent. Similarly, a taxpayer under criminal investigation by IRS
Criminal Investigation is also ineligible to use the streamlined procedures.
The implementation of FATCA and the ongoing efforts of the IRS and the Department of Justice to ensure compliance by
those with U.S. tax obligations have raised awareness of U.S. tax and information reporting obligations with respect
to non-U.S. investments. Because the circumstances of taxpayers with non-U.S. investments vary widely, the IRS offers
the following options for addressing previous failures to comply with U.S. tax and information return obligations with
respect to those investments:
Eligibility for the Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures like Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP)
In addition to having to meet the general eligibility criteria described above, individual U.S. taxpayers, or estates of individual
U.S. taxpayers, seeking to use the Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures described in this section must:
(1) meet the applicable non-residency requirement described below (for joint return filers, both spouses must meet the applicable
non-residency requirement described below) and (2) have failed to report the income from a foreign financial asset and pay tax as
required by U.S. law, and may have failed to file an FBAR (FinCEN Form 114, previously Form TD F 90-22.1) with respect to a foreign
financial account, and such failures resulted from non-willful conduct. Non-willful conduct is conduct that is due to negligence,
inadvertence, or mistake or conduct that is the result of a good faith misunderstanding of the requirements of the law.
For information on the meaning of foreign financial asset, see the instructions for FinCEN Form 114, which may be found at
FinCen and the instructions for Form 8938, which may be found at Instructions for Form 8938.
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Former Hialeah Mayor Indicted and Latest news
Former Hialeah mayor pleads not guilty to tax evasion charges
Julio Robaina pleaded not guilty to charges that he cheated on his tax returns and lied to federal agents about loans to a convicted Ponzl schemer.
BY JAY WEAVER
Former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina sounded Friday like he was on the campaign trail again - not a defendant newly indicted on charges of tax evasion and lying to federal agents.
Robaina, who finished second in the 20ll Miami-Dade County mayoral race, appeared in a federal courtroom and pleaded not guilty to charges he defrauded the U.S. government by failing to report potentially millions of dollars in income, including cash payments on high-interest loans he made to a convicted Ponzi schemer. Minutes later, Robaina stood
with his wife, Raiza, who was charged along with him, and thanked about 30 friends who turned out in solidarity.
"We're proud and humbled by the amount of support that we have received from phone calls, emails, texts, family, friends," Robaina said outside the courthouse.
"My wife and I are extremely humbled by it. We thank everyone. "Today; is the first step of a process," he continued.
"We believe in the justice system. We know that when the facts are told in our day in court, that we will be vindicated,
our name will be cleared and we will continue to help in this community."
Then Robaina, practiced in facing the cameras, politely declined to answer any questions from the media.
His wife did not enter a plea Friday because it remains to be seen
whether her husband's lawyer, David Garvin, can represent her, too. Garvin told federal Magistrate Judge Barry Garber that Robaina wants him to represent both of them because they filed joint tax returns, but the judge said there could be a conflict of interest that must be resolved.
A week earlier, the Robainas were wearing shackles on their ankles and wrists after surrendering
and making their first appearance in court. If convicted, they each face up to five years in prison.
A federal grand jury indicted Robaina, 48, and his wife, 39, on charges of failing to report receiving cash payments on loans totaling more than $1 million and other business income. Both also are charged with lying to federal agents about Robaina's involvement in his wife's two lending businesses a potential source of conflict in their defense and he alone was charged with lying about receiving the undisclosed cash.
The couple is accused of receiving the cash as interest on personal loans they made to friends, including convicted businessman Luis Felipe Perez, who borrowed $750,000 at what he says was a 36 percent interest rate.
The loans were doled out as part of an informal banking system operating below the radar in Hialeah and came to light during Robaina's unsuccessful bid for county mayor.
The main conspiracy charge in the indictment, filed by prosecutors Richard Gregorie and Michael Davis, accuses the Robainas of overstating losses on their businesses and understating gains in their personal income between 2005 and 2007.
It further charges that the couple's reported income swung wildly from a loss of $62,015 in 2006 to a gain of $1,023,672 in 2007, when greater than reported" in both years. They knew their "total income was In 2010, Robaina's longtime friend "Felipito" Perez was convicted of directing a $45 million Ponzi scheme that duped dozens of investors and lenders, including Robaina, celebrity hairdresser Samy Suarez, Hialeah Council President Carlos Hernandez (now the city's mayor), Hialeah Chamber of Commerce head Daniel Hernandez and Manny Alfonso, a board member of the charity La Liga Contra el Cancer.
The Internal Revenue Service began investigating Robaina's finances while authorities were
making their case against Perez, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence.
Under federal law, if a person receives an interest payment on a loan, that income must be reported to the IRS and may be subject to taxes.
Perez, who cooperated with prosecutors as part of a plea agreement and hopes to receive a sentence reduction maintains that he paid Robaina a combined interest rate of 36 percent. Perez said half the payments were made in checks and the other half in cash until he ran out of money in 2009.
He said he directed his drivers to deliver the cash in envelopes -with the mayor's name or initials
written on them - to the home of the late Rolando Blanco, their mutual friend who had matched them up. Blanco's son, Roberto, testified about the alleged payoff arrangement before a federal grand jury in Miami in 2011, according to sources. Roberto Blanco, who also borrowed money from Robaina, received immunity from prosecution, the sources said.
Former Hialeah mayor pleads not guilty to tax evasion charges
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