Taxpayers who have foreign accounts or interests that exceed $10,000 at any point during the year must submit a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) through the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) website. This notifies the U.S. Treasury Department of the accounts.
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Do you hold overseas banking accounts? Do your foreign accounts exceed $10,000? Have you failed to disclose foreign holdings to the IRS? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should seek the advice of a tax attorney to help you navigate the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) laws. Otherwise,… Read more »
If you have money in foreign bank accounts, you are not immune from disclosing that information to the IRS. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires foreign financial institutions and other non-financial foreign entities to report foreign assets held by U.S. account holders. Individuals are also required to report their foreign financial accounts and… Read more »
IRS examiners have discretion when assessing both willful and non-willful FBAR penalties. You could receive higher or lower FBAR penalties depending on the specific facts and circumstances of your case.
If you failed to file FBARs for one or more tax years, you have several options for correcting your noncompliance. The best option for your situation will depend on many factors, and you should consult a tax attorney before choosing an offshore disclosure method. Executive Summary: Quiet Disclosure Streamlined Procedure Offshore Disclosure Program