Government Seeks Judgment for FBAR - What Does it Mean? (Golding & Golding, Board-Certified Tax Specialist)

Government Seeks Judgment for FBAR – What Does it Mean? (Golding & Golding, Board-Certified Tax Specialist)

Government Seeks Judgment for FBAR – What Does it Mean?

Generally, when the government seeks judgment for FBAR, it is after the IRS has assessed FBAR penalties, and the defendant has not paid the government for the penalties tht were assessed.

Government Seeks Judgment for FBAR

When the government seeks judgment involving FBAR, it usually includes two main issues:

  • Motion for Summary Judgment; or
  • Motion for Default Judgment

Motion for Summary Judgment (FBAR)

In a motion for summary judgment on FBAR issues, either party is seeking to avoid a long, drawn-out trial on a particular issue (or issues).

For example, a Taxpayer may want to seek summary judgment (or at least “partial summary judgment”) against the IRS.

One recent example was in the case of Horowitz, when the spouse of the main defendant (her husband) was able to secure a “partial” summary judgment on certain issues involving her requirements to file an FBAR.

Motion for Default Judgment (FBAR)

With a default Judgment, the U.S. seeks a judgment against defendant, when defendant fails to participate in the litigation. One example is that the lawsuit is filed and the complaint is served — but the Defendant does not file an answer.

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How to Hire Experienced Streamlined Counsel?

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Golding & Golding: Our international tax lawyers practice exclusively in the area of IRS Offshore & Voluntary Disclosure. We represent clients in 70+ different countries. Managing Partner Sean M. Golding is a Board-Certified Tax Law Specialist Attorney (a designation earned by < 1% of attorneys nationwide.). He leads a full-service offshore disclosure & tax law firm. Sean and his team have represented thousands of clients nationwide & worldwide in all aspects of IRS offshore & voluntary disclosure and compliance during his 20-year career as an Attorney.

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