The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is about disclosure and transparency, but in part is to catch Americans trying to stash money overseas. Controversially, FATCA orders every foreign bank to track down its U.S. account holders, and then share
Comparison of Form 8938 and FBAR Requirements Many holders of foreign financial assets must file two disclosure forms this year or else risk draconian penalties. They are Form 8938, which is due with the tax return itself, and
This year, there is at least one new tax form for US taxpayers to be aware of: Form 8938: Statement of Foreign Financial Accounts. Since there are a number of sometimes obscure U.S. tax forms that U.S. taxpayers are required
The 2010 Tax Act is scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2012, at which time under current law the opportunities afforded under the 2010 Act will be lost. This article explores various tax planning opportunities created under the 2010 Act.
In recent years, the IRS and US Treasury have stepped up their efforts toward tracking down delinquent tax payers and enforcing payment of overdue taxes. One of these initiatives has been labeled the “Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act”. FATCA is
The IRS and US Treasury have stepped up their efforts toward tracking down delinquent tax payers and enforcing payment of overdue taxes. One of these initiatives is the “Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act”. FATCA is part of the Hiring Incentives
I have frequently seen the following scenarios in working with clients to determine whether a offshore voluntary disclosure program filing (OVDP) is appropriate and how they should report foreign account. First, a parent or grandparent entrusts a younger generation family