FinCEN Provides FBAR Relief to Victims of Recent Natural Disasters

Immediate Release

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued a notice extending the filing date of Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Account (FBARs) for victims of recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Ida, the California Wildfires, and Tropical Storm Fred.  Victims of recent natural disasters will have until December 31, 2021 to file FBARs for the 2020 calendar year.  FinCEN is offering this expanded relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual assistance.  Should FEMA designate other localities affected by these natural disasters as eligible for individual assistance at a later date, FBAR filers in those additional localities will receive the same filing relief automatically.