WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announces the opening of the International Data Exchange Service (IDES) for enrollment. Financial institutions and host country tax authorities will use IDES to securely send their information reports on financial accounts held by U.S. persons to the IRS under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) or pursuant to […]
FS-2014-6, June 2014 Stopping offshore tax cheating and bringing individuals, especially high net-worth individuals, back into the tax system has been a top priority of the Internal Revenue Service for several years. IRS offshore voluntary disclosure programs are designed to encourage taxpayers with undisclosed offshore assets to become current with their tax liabilities. The programs […]
IR-2014-73, June 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today major changes in its offshore voluntary compliance programs, providing new options to help both taxpayers residing overseas and those residing in the United States. The changes are anticipated to provide thousands of people a new avenue to come into compliance with their U.S. […]
Effective 7/1/2013, all FBARs (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Account) must be filed electronically. The US Department of Treasury will no longer accept paper filings of FBARs (now Form 114).
Are U.S. citizens living abroad subject to the individual shared responsibility provision? Yes. However, U.S. citizens who live abroad for a calendar year (or at least 330 days within a 12-month period) are treated as having minimum essential coverage for the year (or period). These are individuals who qualify for an exclusion from income under […]