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Thorn Law Group is widely recognized across the United States and around the world for providing superior legal representation to clients involved in complex tax controversies and disputes. Our team boasts highly skilled, solution-oriented attorneys who guide our clients through serious and complex tax law processes and procedures. We understand the grave and sensitive nature of our clients’ legal matters and are focused on solving tax law issues quickly and favorably while minimizing the penalties and exposure often associated with tax law cases.

The legal team at Thorn Law Group handles all types of civil and criminal tax law disputes, including cases involving:

Our firm also represents clients throughout the nation and abroad in business tax law matters, civil and criminal investigations, IRS audits and litigation, international tax controversies and wealth and estate planning matters.


Advising Clients on Offshore Bank Accounts and IRS Voluntary Disclosure Programs

Thorn Law Group is a leader in providing tax counsel to individual taxpayers, banks, financial service institutions, corporations, trusts and other entities in the U.S. and abroad.  As former IRS lawyers, our attorneys have unique and invaluable insights into federal government processes and procedures.  We are keenly aware of the rapidly developing laws governing foreign bank accounts and we know how the government monitors, investigates and prosecutes cases involving undisclosed offshore accounts.  

Taxpayers who fail to properly disclose their offshore accounts can face extreme civil and criminal investigations, fines and penalties.  When a client is not meeting IRS reporting obligations, our legal team quickly develops a plan to bring all offshore accounts and assets into full compliance with U.S. laws and regulations. 

Our attorneys also have an extensive understanding of how IRS voluntary disclosure and tax amnesty programs work.  These programs are highly involved, difficult to navigate and can subject taxpayers to serious fines and penalties.  Our firm has handled hundreds of IRS voluntary disclosure cases across the United States and abroad.  We understand the strict rules and procedures governing offshore voluntary disclosure programs and can successfully guide clients through all stages of these federal amnesty initiatives.  If you are considering participating in an offshore voluntary disclosure program, you should discuss your options with our experienced tax law team before you take any action.  We can be reached through our online contact form or call us at:

Representing Clients Across the United States and Around the World

Thorn Law Group has the experience, knowledge and resources needed to represent clients who are dealing with complex national and international tax law issues.  Our firm has counseled clients from China, Germany, Switzerland, India and many other nations around the world in civil and criminal tax cases.  Utilizing established vital partnerships with lawyers practicing across the globe, we are able to better advise and assist our clients facing complicated foreign tax law issues.

With more than three decades of collective tax law experience, the attorneys at Thorn Law Group have built a reputation for excellence.  Whether we are navigating a client through an offshore voluntary disclosure program, developing a complex wealth management strategy, or representing a taxpayer in an IRS audit, our clients trust our firm to deliver superior advice and representation every step of the way.  Likewise, attorneys and CPA firms in the U.S. and abroad regularly refer clients to our firm because they know they can count on us to provide the highly skilled legal counsel their clients need to resolve sophisticated and sensitive tax law problems. 

Contact Thorn Law Group

If you are dealing with an issue involving an offshore bank account, participation in a voluntary disclosure program, or another serious tax law matter, or if you would like to learn more about the comprehensive tax law services provided at Thorn Law Group, contact Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group for a confidential consultation by completing our online contact form or by calling:

Washington D.C. Office:
(202) 349-4033

New Jersey Office: 
(201) 842-7696

Boston Office:
(617) 692-2989

 

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  • Foreign Bank Accounts

    Thorn Law Group was founded to help both individuals and businesses from across the country and around the globe solve their international tax issues.

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  • IRS Voluntary Disclosures

    On January 9, 2012, the IRS introduced the reopening of its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program for undisclosed offshore accounts.

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  • FATCA: Foreign Asset Reporting

    The tax world as we know it is changing - both nationally and internationally. Disclosure requirements of foreign assets are becoming more difficult.

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  • Estate Planning/Wealth Management

    Thorn Law Group and its attorneys have the expertise and knowledge to help with your estate planning and wealth management issues.

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  • IRS Audits & Appeals

    First, we identify the issue. Second, we come up with a plan to attack the audit. Third, we resolve the client's issue successfully.

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  • Criminal Tax Matters

    The attorneys at Thorn Law Group represent clients in criminal tax investigations across the country and around the globe.

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  • Business Tax Issues

    Many of our clients come to us with serious tax matters before the IRS including payroll, trust fund recovery, and worker classifications type tax issues.

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  • International Tax Issues

    In today's constantly changing world, individuals are forced to deal with complicated tax laws from different countries, facing additional challenges in terms of tax compliance.

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2014 Changes to IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

Recently, the IRS announced important modifications to its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP).   These changes include expanding the streamlined filing process to permit a broader range of taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts to participate in the streamlined program.  Under the 2014 OVDP, more taxpayers living abroad and certain taxpayers residing in the United States will now be eligible to take advantage of the streamlined voluntary disclosure filing process.  The 2014 changes also do away with an earlier cap on unpaid annual tax liabilities and eliminate the previously required risk questionnaire for taxpayers who did not act willfully in failing to report their offshore accounts to the IRS. 

The 2014 OVDP also includes important changes that will impact taxpayers who acted willfully to hide their offshore assets and accounts from the IRS.   These changes require willful violators to provide more information to the IRS, including submitting all of their account statements when applying to the OVDP.  Additionally, these taxpayers will be required to pay their offshore penalties when they submit their program application and, in certain situations, they may be subject to increased penalties as compared to past years. 

Taxpayers with undisclosed foreign accounts who are considering participation in the IRS 2014 OVDP should consult with an experienced tax attorney at our firm to determine how to best bring their undisclosed offshore accounts into compliance with U.S. laws and regulations.

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was enacted in 2010 in an effort to prevent and reduce tax evasion by U.S. taxpayers who hold assets in overseas bank accounts.  FATCA requires certain U.S. taxpayers with investments in bank accounts outside of the country to disclose detailed information about their offshore accounts to the IRS.  Foreign Financial Institutions (FFI) are also required to report certain information about accounts held by U.S. taxpayers, or accounts held by foreign entities in which U.S. taxpayers hold a substantial interest, to the IRS.

The reporting responsibilities governing offshore bank accounts can be challenging to navigate and understand.   Moreover, the failure to comply with FATCA’s strict requirements can result in severe fines and penalties.  If you have concerns regarding your offshore account or have questions about FATCA’s reporting requirements, contact Thorn Law Group today.  Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group can be reached through our online contact form or by calling:

Washington D.C. Office:
(202) 349-4033

New Jersey Office: 
(201) 842-7696

Boston Office:
(617) 692-2989

 

 

 

 

 

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