Each year, individuals in the United States who hold foreign financial accounts are required to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). A failure to file when required to do so can lead to serious penalties. This may include substantial monetary fines as well as possible criminal charges. FBAR penalties are among […]
Are Offshore Accounts Legal? How Do They Affect My Taxes?
On April 3, 2016, the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung published the ‘Panama Papers,’ which were confidential documents belonging to Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca. Among other things, the papers exposed over 214,000 tax havens for politicians, celebrities, and current or former world leaders. While most of the documents involved offshore business entities that were 100% […]