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FATCA – Filing Form 8938 with your 1040

FATCA – short for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act – is a US law aimed at tackling offshore tax evasion. The law affects all US taxpayers, not just those living overseas. To comply with FATCA, all taxpayers holding accounts with foreign financial institutions...

E-FILING OF FBAR IS NOW MANDATORY

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued its Final Notice requiring the electronic filing of most Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reports by July 1, 2012. The mandated reports filed by financial institutions include: ◾Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)...