IRS Domestic Voluntary Disclosure

By Jackson Law Group
October 6th, 2015

Posted in Tax Law & IRS Defense

What is the IRS Domestic Voluntary Disclosure Program? It is an internal IRS practice that was established to encourage taxpayers to voluntarily report previous tax issues or noncompliance. The program will not necessarily protect a taxpayer from criminal prosecution nor does it create any procedural or substantive rights for the taxpayer. Nevertheless, it can be helpful in preventing criminal prosecution as it is a factor the IRS considers in determining whether or not to recommend a taxpayer for criminal prosecution.

The Voluntary Disclosure Program is a resource for taxpayers who wish to cooperate with the IRS in an effort to potentially prevent prosecution or other ramifications. Taxpayers who wish to make a voluntary disclosure may fax the taxpayer’s name, date of birth, social security number, and address to the IRS Criminal Investigation, Attn: Domestic Voluntary Disclosure Coordinator at (267) 941-1115. You can also mail the information to the following:


Internal Revenue Service
Criminal Investigation
Attn: Domestic Voluntary Disclosure Coordinator
2970 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


For more information, please see the link below.

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