IRS finally realizes the need to modify OVDP 2012 to accomodate non-willful violations of overseas account/ income reporting obligations. JOHN A. KOSKINEN, Commissioner of IRS, while speaking at a conference stated that IRS is considering making program modifications to provide an opportunity for non-willful violators to come into compliance that doesn’t involve the type of penalties that are appropriate for U.S.-resident taxpayers who were willfully hiding their investments overseas. IRS also plans to accommodate U.S.-resident taxpayers with unreported offshore accounts whose prior non-compliance clearly did not constitute willful tax evasion but who, to date, have not had a clear way of coming into compliance that doesn’t involve the threat of substantial penalties. Text of address of IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen: http://www.irs.gov/PUP/irs/Commissioner%20Koskinen’s%20Remarks%20at%20US%20CIB%20and%20OECD%20Int%20Tax%20Conf%20June%202014.pdf

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About Us Bhatia & Co, Inc, Certified Public Accountants is a diversified Full service financial and business services firm concentrating on providingservices to domestic and international organizations, with special focus on international transactions and tax planning. Our Team of highly skilled and diversified range of finance and business professionals provide services in areas of business and individual tax,audit & review, international tax planning, incorporation and corporatecompliance, accounting, outsourcing, business consulting, financial and retirement planning, immigration consulting and litigation support to adiverse range of clients.. We are located in the prestigious Techmart building in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara,CA for the last 13+ years and have offices in New Delhi for 30+ years. . Our current engagements include cross border tax planning and transactions, corporate structuring, and complex Tax audits and representation including recent oversees disclosure programs (OVDP/OVDI). Our organization is headed by Neeraj Bhatia, who is an accomplished accounting professional with 30+ years expertise in international and domestic tax planning and compliance for startups and multinational entities. Neeraj is a licensed CPA in California, New York and Colorado and a CA in India. He also has a LL.M. in International Taxation from the US, Costs and Works (Management) Accountancy, and a Bachelor (Honors) degree in Commerce from India. During his academic years he has received several awards and scholarships for being the top ranker nationally.

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