Posts Tagged ‘Offshore Accounts’


The Difference Between the FBAR and IRS Form 8938

 

Investors with offshore accounts must be familiar with the filing requirements of the FBAR and IRS Form 8938.

FBAR

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 be received (not postmarked) by the U.S. Treasury Department by June … Continue reading »


7 Things Connecticut Taxpayers Should Do Before Filing Their Income Tax Return

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 to file. The extension however only extends the time to file, it does not extend the … Continue reading »


3 Reasons To File IRS Form 8938, Statement of Specified Foreign Assets

1) You have a “Specified Foreign Financial Asset” which exceeds the filing requirements

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 entity