The IRS & Bank Secrecy Act enforcement in Stamford, Connecticut

By
Education & Training with Tax Rep LLC

The focus of our practice is civil and criminal taxpayer representation, and whether in Stamford, Connecticut or elsewhere, the IRS has increased its focus on Bank Secrecy Act issues, and in particular has created three new types of agent:

  • The Abusive Tax Avoidance Transaction (“ATAT”) Agent – IRM 4.32
  • The Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) Examiner – IRM 4.26.6
  • The Special Enforcement Program (“SEP”) Agent – IRM 4.16.1.3

When we represent taxpayers before the IRS or the Department of Justice Tax Division, we are usually focused on income, expenses and tax loss.  Not so with these new agents.  The focus here has now shifted to failing to comply with the Bank Secrecy Laws under Title 31, and the federal government’s assault on terrorism financing and money laundering.

All of a sudden we have found our clients caught in the IRS’s new focus on reporting compliance, and helping clients both deal with the government examiner and take the necessary steps to meet the compliance requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering program it is designed to force clients to follow.  These steps may include:

  • Creation of Internal Controls
  • The designation of individuals responsible for coordinating compliance
  • Providing training for personnel
  • Having an independent review done to monitor the client’s program

 Two industries in particular being targeted are car dealers and dealers in precious gems and jewelry.

 If you would like to discuss a Bank Secrecy Act exam, or any other IRS tax matter in Stamford, Connecticut, please feel free to contact me at (860) 494-4786 or by email at egreen@convicerpercy.com

Eric L. Green, Esq.

Convicer, Percy & Green, LLP

60 Long Ridge Road, Suite 202

Stamford, CT 06902

Ph. (203) 602-5550

Fax: (203) 286-1311

www.convicerpercy.com

egreen@convicerpercy.com

 

<!--EndFragment-->

Posted by


close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Location:
Connecticut Fairfield County Stamford
Tags:
irs criminal tax
bank secrecy act
money laundering
stamford ct
eric l green
convicer percy green llp
8300 exam

Spam prevention

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
135,604

Eric L. Green

Your IRS Tax Litigator
Have a Tax Issue?
*
*
*
*

Additional Information