FBAR Filing Deadline for Extensions for Certain Individuals With Signature Authority

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and the Internal Revenue Service recently issued three notices, FinCEN Notices 2011-1 and 2011-2 and IRS Notice 2011-54, granting an extension of the filing deadline for the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), IRS Form TD-F 90-22.1 to different groups of individuals with signature or other authority over certain foreign financial accounts for various filing years.

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a division of the U.S. Treasury Department, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), recently issued three notices, FinCEN Notices 2011-1 and 2011-2 and IRS Notice 2011-54. Each notice granted an extension of the filing deadline for the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), IRS Form TD-F 90-22.1 to different groups of individuals with signature or other authority over certain foreign financial accounts for various filing years. Refer to our previous On the Subject for a discussion of whether an individual has signature or other authority over a foreign financial account.While the extensions provide welcome relief, some June 30, 2011 filing obligations still remain.

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