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Offshore Gold, Cash And Notes… Do You Need To Report On An FBAR And Form 8938?

The IRS has stepped up its efforts to curb non-disclosure of offshore assets and underreported income by U.S. taxpayers. Tax compliance has risen to the top of the IRS agenda, and with widely publicized alerts from the IRS, claims of ignorance of the law aren’t likely to go very far.

Contrary to popular belief, not all foreign assets owned by U.S. taxpayers must be disclosed. This blog provides guidance to U.S. taxpayers who store gold and currency cash notes abroad in private vaults – a popular investment these days considering the uncertain global economy and the sharp declined in currency values.

Let’s begin with some basics. A U.S. person must file an FBAR if that person has Read more

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