Monday, June 1, 2009

Voluntary Disclosure and FBAR Resources

I post below some voluntary disclosure and FBAR resources. Where I have found them available on the web, I post the web link to them. This is not an exhaustive list, but as I find further useful articles that might be helpful, I will revise this blog post to include them.


FBAR Form (TD F 90-22.1)
IRS Resources:

IRS Web Site Link Page

Fred Feingold, Further Guidance on Who Must Report Foreign Accounts, 123 Tax Notes 1023 (May 25, 2009)

John A. Townsend, Federal Tax Crimes Blog -- All Blogs on FBARs

John A. Townsend, Federal Tax Crimes Blog -- All Blogs on Vountary Disclosure

Scott D. Michel, IRS Issues Revised FBAR Reporting Form, 121 Tax Notes 165 (Oct. 13, 2008)

Steven Toscher and Michel Stein, "FBAR Enforcement -- Five Years Later," Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure, June-July 2008, p. 37.)


John A. Townsend, Offshore Account Initiative Voluntary Disclosure Calculator

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  1. Good overview of FBAR resources. I have an additional FBAR resource page that covers some of the basics related to the Voluntary disclosure program

  2. Let me know the resource and I will post it. Thanks.


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