Many taxpayers either are not aware of the requirement to file the FBAR or believe (1) they do not have an interest in, or authority over, (2) a financial account, (3) that is outside the U.
citizen, permanent resident or entity that has a financial interest in, or signature or other authority over, any financial account, including a bank, securities or other financial account in a foreign country, exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate at any time during a calendar year.
The FBAR's instructions define a financial account as:
person) having a financial interest in, or signature or other authority over, a bank, securities or other financial account in a foreign country shall report such relationship to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue for each year in which such relationship exists, and shall provide such information as shall be specified in a reporting form prescribed by the Secretary to be filed by such persons.
Form 1040 fliers with over $1,500 in taxable interest or dividends or with an interest in a financial account or trust in foreign country arc required to check a box on Schedule B, Part III.
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Vanguard focused on 10 types of financial accounts in its study: individual retirement accounts (IRAs), employer-sponsored defined contribution (DC) plan accounts, annuities with a balance, cash-value life insurance, mutual fund accounts, brokerage accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit (CDs), and bank savings and checking accounts.
People are not spending down from financial accounts in retirement; they are saving them to grow," says Steve Utkus, principal and director of Vanguard Center for Retirement Research, in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
In recent testimony by Treasury Department officials, it was made clear that addressing the lack of disclosure of foreign financial accounts
has become a priority.
In recent testimony, Treasury clarified that addressing the lack of disclosure of foreign financial accounts
has become a priority The IRS's Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative allows partial amnesty until April 15, 2003 (see Tax Practice & Procedures, "Amnesty for OffShore Tax Evaders," p.