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Legal Clients with Offshore Accounts, Beware!  The IRS can Summons Information from your Lawyer!

| Jun 17, 2020 | IRS |

A federal appellate court upheld an order enforcing an IRS summons sent to the Taylor Lohmeyer Law Firm, PLLC.  The firm was required to provide information regarding foreign bank accounts and entities it assisted clients in forming.  The government argued that by revealing the fact that clients participated in certain transactions did not necessarily reveal any confidential communication of legal advice protected under the attorney-client privilege.  This is not the first time a court approved a “John Doe” summons in order to obtain information to identify non-compliant offshore accounts.  For additional information, click here.

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