Thursday, May 25, 2017

FBAR 2016

The nice government men request we tell them annually all about our foreign financial holdings.

  FBAR has changed to a new due date of April 18, 2016.  However since this is a change over prior years, there is an automatic extension to October 16.  You must file online using:

Simply go to that link and follow the instructions.  You will be given an opportunity to click on why you are late.  I clicked "records not available".   

United States persons are required to file an FBAR if:
  1. the United States person had a financial interest in or signature authority over at least one financial account located outside of the United States; and
  2. the aggregate value of all foreign financial accounts exceeded $10,000 at any time during the calendar year reported.

 Due date for 2016 FBARs is April 18, 2017, but a six-month automatic extension of the filing deadline to October 16 is available without having to file a specific extension request. (Previously, the deadline for filing the FBAR was June 30, without regard to the due date of the filer’s income tax return, and no extensions were available.)  E-filing remains the order of the day. Rather than paper filings of old Form TD F 90-22.1, filers must e-file their FBAR, including any delinquent or amended FBARs for prior years, using the BSA E-Filing System. Filers must ensure that their FBARs are received by the due date.