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Changes To Foreign Bank Account Reporting Rules For Financial Professionals Proposed

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), recently proposed rules that would amend the regulations regarding when a person must file a Report of Foreign Bank Account (“FBAR”) with the Department of the Treasury […]

FinCEN Director’s Remarks Reveal Focus On The Virtual Currency And Real Estate Industries

Earlier this week, Jennifer Shasky Calvery, director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), spoke to attendees of the Annual Money Laundering Enforcement Conference in Washington D.C., sponsored by the American Bankers Association and the American Bar Association. […]

Matt Mueller To Moderate Panel On Criminal Tax Enforcement In Tampa

Wiand Guerra King P.A. attorney Matt Mueller will moderate a panel entitled “Current Topics in Criminal Tax Enforcement” at a joint CLE luncheon sponsored by the Tax Law and Criminal Law sections of the Hillsborough County Bar Association on December 8, 2015.[…]

WGK Attorney Presents To Florida Bar Tax Section

On October 14, 2015, Matt Mueller, Of Counsel in WGK’s Tampa office, presented a phone CLE sponsored by the Florida Bar Tax Section entitled “The Tax Professional as Client: Practical considerations for representing accountants, return preparers, and other tax professionals in civil and criminal tax cases.” […]

Call to Prosecute Corporate Executives Coincides with Changes to White Collar Sentencing Guidelines

Last month, Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates issued a memorandum entitled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing” (Yates Memo). The Yates Memo directs federal prosecutors across the nation to “hold to account the individuals responsible for illegal corporate conduct.” […]

United States’ Global Efforts To Uncover Foreign Account Holders

Several developments in the government’s ongoing investigation of U.S. persons with foreign bank accounts have taken place this month. First, another seven banks have signed non-prosecution agreements pursuant to the Department of Justice’s “Swiss Bank Program.” […]

Matt Mueller To Speak At ABA Tax Section’s Fall Meeting In Chicago

Accountants, CPAs, tax attorneys, and other tax professionals may find themselves under investigation by the IRS and the Department of Justice for their preparation of tax returns for clients or their promotion of tax avoidance strategies. […]

The Never-Ending Story – Civil And Criminal Statutes Of Limitations For Tax Fraud

The September-October 2015 edition of the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Lawyer magazine includes an article entitled “The Never-Ending Story – Civil and Criminal Statutes of Limitations for Tax Fraud” written by Wiand Guerra King attorney Matthew J. Mueller. […]

Investment Advisers To Face AML And Bank Secrecy Act Regulations Under Proposal

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), recently proposed rules that would require certain investment advisers to establish anti-money laundering (“AML”) programs. […]