Tax Enforcement Update: The IRS vs. Offshore

Two IRS heavyweights will discuss the latest tax enforcement initiatives aimed at U.S. taxpayers with offshore accounts at next month’s OffshoreAlert Conference in Miami Beach.

They are Chief of IRS Criminal Investigation Don Fort and Commissioner of Large Business and International Douglas O’Donnell.

Offshore Tax Enforcement at the 17th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference North America on Financial Intelligence and Investigations - Miami Beach 2019
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In a session entitled ‘What’s Next in Offshore Tax Enforcement?‘, they will talk about the latest trends and challenges regarding offshore tax enforcement.

This will include how the IRS uses millions of records and data that it obtained under its Swiss Bank Program and what opportunities still exist for taxpayers to reconcile offshore tax issues without going to jail.

Don Fort will also participate in a second session on offshore tax enforcement that will look at the new and innovative Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement that was established last year by the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and the Netherlands to share information and work joint investigations.

He will be joined on stage by Bert Langerak, Chief of Criminal Investigation at the Dutch Tax Authority’s investigative department FIOD, for a session entitled ‘J5: Tearing Down International Barriers‘.

What’s Next in Offshore Tax Enforcement?’ and ‘J5: Tearing Down International Barriers‘ are two of more than 20 sessions taking place at next month’s OffshoreAlert Conference in Miami Beach, Fl. The conference will cover a broad range of topics concerning high-value international finance that are aimed at investigators, providers, and buyers of products and services.


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More about the speakers … 

John D. (Don) Fort, Chief, Criminal Investigation, Internal Revenue Service

John D. (Don) Fort is the Chief, Criminal Investigation, headquartered in Washington, DC. He was appointed to the position in June 2017 and heads the Internal Revenue Service Division responsible for investigating criminal violations of the tax code and related financial crimes. Mr. Fort oversees a worldwide staff of nearly 3,300 CI employees, including approximately 2,200 special agents, who investigate crimes involving tax, money laundering, public corruption, cyber, ID theft, narcotics and terrorist-financing.

Douglas O’Donnell, Commissioner, Large Business and International (LB&I) Division, Internal Revenue Service

Douglas is Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service’s Large Business and International (LB&I) Division headquartered in Washington, D.C. In this role, he is the United States Competent Authority and oversees tax administration activities for domestic and foreign businesses and partnerships with a United States tax reporting requirement and assets equal to or exceeding $10 million as well as the Global High Wealth and International Individual Compliance programs.

Bert Langerak, Chief, Criminal Investigation, Financial Criminal Law Enforcement Agency

Chief criminal investigation of the FIOD, Dutch criminal investigation service of the Ministry of Finance. Part of the Dutch tax and customs administration. The FIOD is the criminal investigation service in the field of fiscal and financial economic crime, corruption and anti money laundering.

More sessions from this conference include:

  • The Emperor Has No Clothes: The Great Cryptocurrency Scam;
  • Beyond The Kool-Aid: Blockchain Reality vs. Fantasy;
  • Offshore Intelligence: Beyond The Promotional Material;
  • Enriching Domestic & Foreign Whistleblowers: The Growth & Spreading Reach of US Programs;
  • A Whistleblower’s Guide to The Bounty: How To Confidentially Blow the Whistle & Qualify for Multi-Million Dollar Rewards;
  • Crooks ‘R’ Us: The Last Havens of Secrecy & Fraud;
  • How to Enforce Foreign Judgments in the USA;
  • How To Get Your Claim Financed by Litigation Funders;
  • Focus On Canada: Latest Developments in the Fight Against Securities Fraud;
  • The Inside Story of Senator Carl Levin’s Offshore Investigations & How They Drove AML and Tax Reforms;
  • An Introduction to International Value Recovery;
  • International Value Recovery: Emerging Issues & Developments;
  • Detained in Dubai: The Risks of Doing Business in the Arabian Gulf;
  • How to Detect & Avoid Investment Fraud;
  • The Demonization of Russia: Justified or Propaganda?;
  • Bill Browder: Hero or Villain?;
  • Focus on Latin America: The FBI’s New International Anti-Corruption Task-Force;
  • Regulating Cryptocurrency: Security, Commodity, or Currency?;
  • Litigation Funding: An Update on Returns, Legal Decisions, & Emerging Issues; and
  • Selling Scams to Foreigners: Inside SE Asia’s Boiler Rooms & Alternative Methods to Recover Assets.

The 17th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference North America will take place at the luxury, boutique Miami Beach EDITION hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, on April 28-30.

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