International Tax Alert - June 2014
United States persons, as defined under applicable banking regulations (and not under federal tax law), are required to file FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (“FBAR”), if they have a financial interest in or signature authority over foreign bank accounts with an aggregate value exceeding $10,000 at any time during the calendar year. The definitions and rules are found in regulations issued by the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) and require that the FBAR filings must be received by Treasury no later than June 30.
Beginning July 1, 2013, all United States owners of foreign bank and financial accounts are required to file FinCEN Form 114 electronically, if the aggregate maximum values of the foreign financial accounts exceed $10,000 at any time during the calendar year. FinCEN Form 114 supersedes Treasury Form TD F 90-22.1 and is available online only through the Bank Secrecy Act Electronic Filing System.