Can I just file my FBAR with my U.S. tax return?
Technically, the FBAR is filed electronically using a completely separate e-filing system than that used for U.S. tax returns. So it needs to be efiled separately also the deadline is June 30th.
Does filing the FBAR have any effect on my U.S. federal income tax situation?
No really—the FBAR is simply a disclosure form. But if there is any earned interest or dividend on the accounts then that needs to be reported on the Tax filing on the income side.
Who is a “U.S. person” for FBAR purposes?
You are a U.S. person for FBAR purposes if you are (i) a U.S. citizen, (ii) a U.S. resident, (iii) an entity (such as a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company, or (iv) a trust or estate formed under the laws of the United States.
Who must file the FBAR?
You are required to file the FBAR for a calendar year if (i) you are a U.S. person and (ii) during such calendar year you had a financial interest in or signature authority over one or more foreign financial accounts with an aggregate maximum account ...
What information do I need to file the FBAR?
You only need the following information for each account: (i) the account number, (ii) the name and address of the non-U.S. financial institution where the account is maintained, and (iii) the maximum value of the account during the relevant year. ...
What’s a tax amendment?
You file a tax amendment when you make changes or corrections to a filed tax return.