Category Archives: FBAR

The deadline to file your FBAR is rapidly approaching. Here’s how to make sure you file FinCEN form 114 and properly disclose foreign assets and earnings.

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The IRS is ending its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), which means that the last chance to take advantage of this hugely beneficial amnesty program is rapidly approaching.

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If you hold foreign assets or earn money overseas, it’s critical that you are aware of your FBAR obligations. Learn more about how to protect yourself in the event of an FBAR audit.

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In an increasingly connected economy, it’s important that private citizens and business owners tread carefully with tax implications both at home and abroad.

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If you have tax issues stemming from underpayment or non-disclosure of foreign assets, you may have heard of the “OVDP” — the IRS’ Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. It’s a program the IRS offers taxpayers who are exposed to potential criminal liability and/or substantial civil penalties, due to mishandling of tax payments due on their foreign […]

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There is a new deadline for FBAR filing: taxpayers will have to submit their FinCEN 114 forms on April 15, with a 6-month extension available.

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To avoid penalties, a U.S. person with offshore assets will have to disclose those assets and the related income to the IRS, as well as pay taxes on foreign income.

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Although experienced practitioners knew the IRS position, it was formally …

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Will my foreign real estate (property) be included in the calculation for the 27.5 OVDP FBAR penalty? One issue that comes up often is how foreign real estate effects how much our clients would owe under the 2012 IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (known as the 2012 OVDP or IRS amnesty for offshore bank accounts […]

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Recently The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals made a controversial decision regarding willfulness as it applies to FBAR obligations. United States v. Williams, No. 10-2230 (4th Cir. July 20, 2012). This ruling may add risk to opting out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program or disclosing foreign bank accounts late without entering into the Offshore […]

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