September 20, 2011
Possible FBAR Penalties That May be imposed When Opting Out of Voluntary Disclosure Program
The CPA Insider has an excellent article by Janice Eiseman on the possible FBAR penalties that might be imposed a taxpayer that chose not to participate in the 2011 Voluntary Disclosure Program or opts out and just files the forms outside of that program. It appears based on case law and IRS procedures often the penalty for non willfully failing to file can be less that the $10,000 the IRS suggests it might be. Click here to read the article.