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June 17, 2011
CONTACT: Steve Hudak

FBAR Filing Deadline Extended for Certain Financial

Vienna, VA — The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today made a further announcement that a small subset of individuals with only signature authority over certain foreign financial accounts who are required to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) with respect to those accounts will receive a one-year extension beyond the upcoming filing date of June 30, 2011.

FinCEN today issued Notice 2011-2 that extends the deadline until June 30, 2012, for the following individuals:

FinCEN earlier issued Notice 2011-1providing an extension until June 30, 2012 for certain financial professionals. Today’s Notice, which supplements FinCEN Notice 2011-1, was issued to facilitate more accurate compliance with the FBAR filing requirements in the wake of the finalization of the FBAR regulations on Feb. 24, 2011. The FBAR form (TD-F 90-22.1) is used to report a financial interest in, or signature or other authority over, one or more financial accounts in foreign countries.


F inCEN's mission is to enhance U.S. national security, deter and detect criminal activity, and safeguard financial systems from abuse by promoting transparency in the U.S. and international financial systems.