Deadline Looms for Foreign Bank Account Holders

  • June 18, 2015
  • Maria Montie, CPA, MST, CVA, MAFF

bankThe Internal Revenue Service is reminding all taxpayers with a filing requirement for a foreign bank account report to report their foreign assets by the June 30 deadline. FBAR filings have risen dramatically in recent years as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, phases in and other international compliance efforts have raised awareness among taxpayers with offshore assets, the IRS noted.

The IRS is encouraging taxpayers with foreign assets, even relatively small amounts, to check if they have a filing requirement. Separately, certain taxpayers living abroad may also have to file the FATCA-related Form 8938 with their tax returns by the June 15 deadline. (Domestic filers may also be required to file Form 8938, which would have been due by April 15 with their tax returns.)

For more information, or if you’re not sure if you fall under the June 30 filing requirement, talk to your ShindelRock tax professional.