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IRS Provides Guidance on FBAR Penalties

AICPA, The Tax Advisor

Tax professionals who advise clients on issues with FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), should become familiar with IRS Memorandum SBSE-04-0515-0025, “Interim Guidance for Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) Penalties” (5/13/15). The guidance is significant because it provides procedures to ensure consistency and efficiency in the IRS’s administration of the FBAR compliance program.

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