TaxAlerts Tax Article
June 2014 | Written by: Karen Reed, EA
Tax returns are due on June 16th for U.S. taxpayers living abroad who qualify for and are taking advantage of the automatic two-month extension. Those using the extension should include a statement with their returns explaining their status as being either (1) a U.S. citizen or resident alien living overseas, or (2) military personnel serving outside the country on the April 15th due date. This is not available for a taxpayer who just happened to be out of the country on April 15th due to travel.
Taxpayers whose foreign accounts had an aggregate value of more than $10,000 at any time during 2013 are required to file Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). The form must be filed electronically with the Treasury Department Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) by June 30th. The IRS will be holding a free webinar on June 4th to assist taxpayers in meeting their FBAR filing requirements.