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A U.S. person that has a financial interest in or signature authority over foreign financial accounts must file an FBAR if the aggregate value of the foreign financial accounts exceeds $10,000 at any time during the calendar year. For detailed information on filing as an individual or an…
FBAR New Due Date
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The new annual due date for filing Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) for foreign financial accounts is April 15.  This date change was mandated by the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, Public Law 114-41 (the Act).  Specifically,…
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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is announcing a further extension of time for certain Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) filings in light of the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) FinCEN issued on March 10, 2016, which proposes to revise the regulations…
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Washington, DC – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today assessed a $500,000 civil money penalty against Bethex Federal Credit Union, Bronx, New York for significant violations of anti-money laundering (AML) regulations. Bethex was a federally chartered, low-income designated,…
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WASHINGTON, DC – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) hosted the third annual International Supervisors Forum (ISF) last week. The ISF was established in 2013 by similar government regulatory agencies from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand to…
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Good morning.  I would like to thank Congressman Pittenger for his invitation to today’s gathering and for the leadership of this group with respect to national security issues.  I am honored to be joining you for today’s discussion.  The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, known as “FinCEN,” is…
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On September 20, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia remanded to FinCEN a Final Rule issued under Section 311 that would have severed FBME Bank Ltd. from the U.S. financial system. In its memorandum opinion, the court stated that FinCEN had not meaningfully responded to FBME’…
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Good afternoon.  I have had the privilege of either attending or speaking at this conference for many years now.  It is always a great opportunity for us to engage with such an important group of stakeholders.  Today I want to elaborate on recent steps that we have taken to engage with industry on…