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Investors with offshore accounts must be familiar with the filing requirements of the FBAR and IRS Form 8938.
Any U.S person with offshore accounts that had more than $10,000 in them any time during the year must file Form TD F 90-22.1, the so-called FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Account). A U.S. person includes individuals, partnerships, corporations and estates and trusts. This form must … Continue reading »
1) Don't panic. The returns are due on April 17th this year. This is due to April 15th falling on the weekend and April 16th being a holiday in Washington DC. If you can't get your return completed and filed on time, file an extension. The federal form is 4868 and the Connecticut form is CT-1040-EXT. This will allow you until October 15th … Continue reading »
Financial Assets that are subject to this form are: A Financial Account maintained by a foreign institution and the following assets not held in an account with a foreign institution:
* Stock or security issued by a foreign person
* Financial instrument where the issuer is not a U.S. Person
* And any interest in a foreign … Continue reading »
The Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Form TD F 90-22.1 ("FBAR") is due June 30, 2011. This form must be filed by a United States person with a financial interest in or signature authority over a foreign financial account if the total value of all of the accounts exceeded $10,000 at any time during the year. This form is merely an information form. There is no tax due with this return.
Taxpayers with foreign accounts have come under fire from the U.S. Government. Apparently, some people had foreign accounts and they, um…didn't declare the income. Yikes!