IRS Offers 2nd Voluntary Disclosure Initiative for Offshore Assets
Today the IRS announced a new special voluntary disclosure initiative designed to bring offshore money back into the U.S. tax system and help people with undisclosed income from hidden offshore accounts get current with their taxes. The initiative is available through Aug. 31, 2011.
While it is legal to hold assets offshore, the assets must be disclosed to the IRS, and U.S. citizens must pay tax on all earnings worldwide.
See IR-2011-14 for details of the Initiative.