IRS “Voluntary Disclosure” Program Inundated by More Than 14,000 Taxpayers

We have followed with great interest the IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program, especially after the UBS settlement created fear of discovery in many U.S. taxpayers with offshore accounts.

IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman announced that the IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program was flooded with submissions by more than 14,000 taxpayers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

IRS Whistleblower cases have been impacted–and in some cases probably pre-empted–by the submissions of recalcitrant taxpayers to the IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program. The IRS Criminal Investigative Division in certain areas has been inundated.

It will be fascinating to see the progress of IRS recoveries as a result of these voluntary disclosures by taxpayers.