IRS and FBAR

The intent of the IRS

Anyone who has been audited by the IRS knows the difficulties that can arise from one and are aware that penalties may be imposed upon them as a result. As the modern world becomes more integrated, so has the process through which the IRS is capable of investigating the financial accounts and assets of U.S. taxpayers. The IRS intent isn't to prosecute Americans or resident aliens for late FBAR filings on an open Swiss bank account or offshore bank account. The rules governing FBAR filings and the programs for amnesty are designed simply to get taxpayers compliant with current tax and banking regulations. PIASCIK professional expertise can help you navigate the complexities of FBAR filing and reduce your chances for an audit.

What is an FBAR?

FBAR is the acronym for the Foreign Bank Account Report. Any financial account, such as mutual funds, offshore bank accounts, Swiss bank accounts, or other foreign financial accounts, with taxpayer financial ownership and/or signature authority and an aggregate total over $10,000.00 in one year, must be filed with the Treasury Department using Form TD F 90-22.1. The FBAR was instituted because foreign financial institutions may not have to follow the same reporting requirements as domestically located financial institutions, as well as to help prevent circumvention of U.S. tax laws.

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