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… Read more »
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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.
Disclosing your unreported offshore accounts can give you peace of mind because you no longer have to worry about massive penalties or IRS criminal investigation. There are several reasons to act quickly and take advantage of the current IRS offshore disclosure options. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Key Insights We Will Discuss: How you can limit your tax penalties… Read more »
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.
The miscellaneous offshore penalty under the Streamlined Procedures is five percent of the highest aggregate account balance during the disclosure period. A number of factors can influence exactly how this penalty will be calculated in your case.
The Streamlined Procedures offer a cost-effective method of disclosing unreported offshore accounts for many taxpayers. The penalties are generally much lower than those required under the Offshore Disclosure Program, but there are several requirements a taxpayer must meet to qualify for the Streamlined Procedures.