Voluntary Disclosure or Tax Amnesty? Choosing to Participate Requires Careful Evaluation of Dangling Carrots and Big Sticks

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While tax amnesties have generated considerable publicity, many states quietly offer another way for taxpayers to come current on their liabilities—a voluntary disclosure program that, unlike an amnesty, is available year round. In this interview, BNA talks with Kenton M. Bowles, tax partner with Clifton Gunderson LLP, about the differences between the two programs and what taxpayers should consider in deciding whether to take advantage of either one.

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