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Court Finds That the Criminal Offense for a U.S. Resident’s Willful Failure to File an FBAR was Not Unconstitutionally Vague

Court Finds That the Criminal Offense for a U.S. Resident’s Willful Failure to File an FBAR was Not Unconstitutionally Vague

Certain taxpayers who are citizens of foreign countries also have green cards granting them resident status in the United States. Some argue the laws regarding their obligation to file FBARs are unconstitutionally vague.

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In a Criminal Tax Case the Taxpayer Must Press His Statute of Limitation Defense at Trial or It Will Be Waived

In a Criminal Tax Case the Taxpayer Must Press His Statute of Limitation Defense at Trial or It Will Be Waived

The statute of limitations for crimes in violation of the income tax laws is generally six years. However, the taxpayer cannot rely upon the statute of limitations as a defense if the taxpayer's counsel is asserting the statute of limitations defense for the first time on appeal. The taxpayer must press the statute of limitations defense during the trial.

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