Key Differences between the FATCA & FBAR Filing Requirements

 

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA") created a new information filing requirement for taxpayers holding certain offshore assets (more info at http://www.internationaltaxseattle.com/#!fatca-new-reporting-requirements-for-of/c10ym). While the information required to be filed with the new Form 8938 appears to be duplicative of the information already required by the FBAR, several key differences between the two filing requirements remain. Those differences are outlined in the link below. 

 

Key Differences between the FATCA & FBAR Filing Requirements [pdf]. 

 

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