FATCA Compliance & FBAR Reporting

FBAR deadline extended to Oct. 31 after confusion

After a misworded posting caused confusion about the 2020 deadline to file FBARs (i.e., FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)), Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has extended the deadline to Oct. 31.

FinCEN pulls announcement of extended FBAR deadline

Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network briefly announced, but then rescinded, an extension of this year’s deadline to e-file FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

Virtual currency not FBAR reportable (at least for now)

The AICPA Virtual Currency Task Force reached out to Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to help practitioners answer the question of whether virtual currency (or cryptocurrency) must be reported on FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

FinCEN announces filing deadline for 2017 FBARs

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued its annual reminder of the due date for filing FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

IRS Revises Forms 1042-S and W-8BEN-E for 2016

The IRS issued 2016 versions of Form 1042-S, Foreign Person’s U.S. Source Income Subject to Withholding, and Form W-8BEN-E, Certificate of Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting (Entities).

Newsletter Articles

50th ANNIVERSARY

50 years of The Tax Adviser

The January 2020 issue marks the 50th anniversary of The Tax Adviser, which was first published in January 1970. Over the coming year, we will be looking back at early issues of the magazine, highlighting interesting tidbits.

TAX RELIEF

Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.