New FATCA foreign financial assets disclosure rules require reporting that, at first blush, looks like FBAR reporting. But this is a whole new set of tax reporting rules that in many, if not most, cases will overlap and duplicate the Bank Secrecy Act (FBAR) rules. The FATCA disclosure rules are found in new section 6038D, which underpins new IRS Form 8938 (Statement of Certain Foreign Financial Assets). These rules are effective for taxable years beginning after March 18, 2010. Taxpayers affected will need to file this form for first time with their 2011 federal tax returns! The existing Foreign Bank Account Report (TD F 90-22.1) is not replaced by new Form 8938. If need be, both are filed. These two sets of rules — colloquially, “Tax-FBAR” and “FBAR” — to a large degree overlap, and duplicative reporting is definitely possible; in fact, it may be the rule of the day. Return preparers need to pay close attention. If in the past you have not prepared the taxpayer’s FBARs but let them to the client, this will change. Return preparers will have to prepare the Form 8938 because it’s part of the income tax return. The preparer will be signing off on this as with any other attached statement or schedule. It’s hard to imagine preparing this form and not the FBAR form. Assume that Form 8938 and TD F 90-22.1 data will be run through a program matching information from both.If you advise clients that have foreign assets, e.g., bank accounts, investments, companies, other, you will want to learn about this Brave New World.Presentation Objectives:The objectives of this 60-90 minute audio discussion include providing participants with an understanding and practical application of the following. We’ll start with FBAR, follow with FATCA and end with a review of what overlaps and what does not.I. FBAR Disclosure
II. FATCA Disclosure
III. Laying FBAR Alongside FATCA Disclosure
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
The 1 hour presentation will be followed by questions and answers lasting approximately ½ hour.Prerequisite: NoneLevel: Intermediate to AdvancedDelivery Method: Group Live; followed by Q & ARecommended CPE Credit: 1 credit Learn more about BNA's NASBA RegistrationCLE credits where availableCancellation policyTo cancel your registration for this event, you must contact Customer Service (800-372-1033, option 6, Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-7pm ET, excluding most federal holidays) no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled start of the audioconference. You will receive a CD or tape of the Audioconference or a credit valid for one year. Your credit may be applied toward the purchase of any BNA product or audioconference.
Charles M. Bruce, Moore & Bruce, LLP (Partner) and Bonnard Lawson (Counsel), and Stanley C. Ruchelman, The Ruchelman Law Firm (Member)