The penalty for failure to report a distribution from a foreign trust is not reduced when the trust beneficiary is also the trust owner.
FATCA Compliance & FBAR Reporting
Treasury takes a more aggressive stance on reporting of virtual currency transactions.
This article summarizes the options available to taxpayers to come into compliance with FBAR and information reporting obligations.
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.
Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network briefly announced, but then rescinded, an extension of this year’s deadline to e-file FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).
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).
Taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts would be wise to take advantage of the lesser known IRS voluntary disclosure process.
Financial institutions need to remain vigilant and periodically update their compliance systems to ensure they remain fully compliant with the law.
FinCEN issued its annual reminder of the due date for filing FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts.
This article alerts the practitioner to when an information return may be necessary.
The IRS published a FATCA FAQ to establish a temporary standard of independence until it can provide comprehensive guidance.
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).
Part 2 of this three-part series analyzes legal and beneficial ownership concepts as applied to a trust or estate created and administered in a foreign common law jurisdiction in contrast to a civil law jurisdiction.
Part 1 (of three) explains the classification criteria of a foreign nongrantor trust or foreign estate for U.S. tax purposes and the proper information reporting after U.S. taxes are withheld.
This item looks at ongoing IRS guidance.
When group policies are purchased from foreign insurance companies, there may be federal insurance excise tax issues.
This article discusses the strategic considerations involved in mounting a defense to FBAR penalties based on a claim of a violation of the Administrative Procedure Act.
Starting this year, FBARs have a new, April 15 due date, with extensions to Oct. 15.
This article revisits the reporting requirements for an FBAR and highlights FBAR reporting requirements that differ from those of Form 8938.
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).