The above tweet references an excellent series of posts written by CPA Joe Kristan about Commissioner Shulman’s tenure as IRS Commissioner and the FBAR Fundraiser. This collection of posts are among the best ever written about FBAR, OVDI and the like. Most of these were written during the “OVDI Terrorism” years of 2009 – 2012. While I’m at at it, here is some of my commentary during this period:
(This includes links to another four posts on this topic.)
(And when the IRS reintroduced the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program)
IRS reopens the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and promises new procedures for U.S. citizens living outside the United States
I have followed this story from the beginning and written a number of posts about Mr. FBAR and “The FBAR Fundraiser”. It’s even possible that the IRS may have contributed to the failure of Americans abroad to file the FBAR.
Please note that Mr. FBAR must now be filed online and only online. Mr. FBAR even has a new name. He’s called: FinCen 114.
Frankly, I don’t know how any government could do this to its citizens or lawful permanent residents. What is wrong with these people?