What happens when the chief of staff to a Congressman (and former Democratic staff director for the Homeland Security Committee) fails to file or pay income tax for six or more years in a row? It appears, not much.
On March 10, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") announced that it has $950 million unpaid tax refunds due to an estimated one million tax payers who did not file their federal income tax return for 2012. The IRS estimates the midpoint value of a potential refund is $718---half of the refunds will be less and half will be more.
The US Internal Revenue Service announced that their Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement office will begin accepting requests for bilateral advance pricing agrements between the United States and India starting February 16, 2016.
On June 9, 2015, the Department of Justice Tax Division announced it had reached resolution with two more banks in its Swiss Bank Program. Société Générale Private Banking will pay a $17.807 million penalty and Berner Kantonalbank AG will pay a $4.619 million penalty and both continue to cooperate with the Department of Justice. The Swiss Bank Program, which was announced on Aug. 29, 2013, provides a path for Swiss banks to resolve potential criminal liabilities in the United States where officers, employees, and others facilitated the concealment of foreign accounts belonging to US Taxpayers, leading to the evasion of their U.S. tax obligations. Click here for the Department of Justice's full press release http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/two-more-banks-reach-resolutions-under-justice-departments-swiss-bank-program-0