The original streamlined procedures announced in 2012 were available only to non-resident, non-filers. Taxpayer submissions were subject to different degrees of review based on the amount of the tax due and the taxpayer’s response to a “risk” questionnaire.
The expanded streamlined procedures are available to a wider population of U.S. taxpayers living outside the country and, for the first time, to certain U.S. taxpayers residing in the United States. The changes include:
•Eliminating a requirement that the taxpayer have $1,500 or less of unpaid tax per year;
•Eliminating the required risk questionnaire;
•Requiring the taxpay…