Reporting Horrors of Foreign Mutual Funds (“PFICs”)

Posted on: April 24, 2017 | By: Stephen Dunn | Featured, Foreign Assets Compliance, Passive Foreign Investment Companies ("PFICs")

U.S.-based mutual funds annually issue to each of their shareholders a Form 1099 reporting the shareholder’s share of interest, dividends, and capital gains realized by the mutual fund...

Beneficial Ownership, Income Tax, and FBARs

Posted on: February 2, 2017 | By: Stephen Dunn | Bank Secrecy Act, Beneficial Ownership, FBARs, Featured, Foreign Assets Compliance

For U.S. income tax purposes, ownership of property means beneficial ownership.  Only the beneficial owner of property is required to report taxable income from the property on a...

You May Only Need to File Delinquent FBARs

Posted on: February 2, 2017 | By: Stephen Dunn | Bank Secrecy Act, FBARs, Featured, Filing Delinquent FBARs, Foreign Assets Compliance, OVDP, Streamlined Procedures

Many U.S. persons are alarmed upon learning of their reporting obligations with respect to foreign financial accounts.  Those obligations include reporting the accounts and income therefrom on U.S....