2021 Form 3520 Deadline in 2022 | Foreign Trust Tax Lawyer & Attorney

The beginning of a new tax season starts the clock on completing the required US international information returns, including Form 3520. In this brief essay, I will discuss the tax year 2021 Form 3520 deadline.

2021 Form 3520 Deadline: What is Form 3520

IRS Form 3520 is a US international information return used by the IRS to collect information related to foreign trusts, foreign gifts and foreign inheritance. In essence, Form 3520 collects four types of data from US taxpayers:

  • Certain transactions with foreign trusts;
  • Ownership of foreign trusts under the rules of sections 671 through 679;
  • Receipt of certain large gifts from foreign persons; and
  • Bequests from foreign persons.

It is very important that you file Form 3520 timely, because late filing Form 3520 penalties can be very high. For example, a failure to timely disclose a reportable foreign gift on Form 3520 may result in a penalty as high as 25% of the value of the gift. Initial Form 3520 penalty for a failure to report a property transferred by a US transferor to a foreign trust may be as high as 35% of the gross value of the property.

2021 Form 3520 Deadline: Where to File

Form 3520 reporting is complicated by the fact that this form is not filed with a US tax return. Rather, for the tax year 2021, a Form 3520 with all required attachments should be mailed to the following address:

Internal Revenue Service Center
P.O. Box 409101
Ogden, UT 84409

My recommendation is to mail your 2021 Form 3520 by US Certified Mail.

2021 Form 3520 Deadline: When to File

Generally, 2021 Form 3520 deadline will correspond to your US income tax return deadline. In other words, a US person must file his Form 3520 by and including the 15th day of the 4th month following the end of such person’s tax year for US income tax purposes. Same rule applies to Forms 3520 filed by an estate and on behalf of a US decedent. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, file by the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

For individual taxpayers who reside in the United States, this usually means April 15. However, due to the fact that April 15 is a legal holiday this year, your 2021 Form 3520 will be due on April 18, 2022.

Moreover, if you are a US citizen or resident and (a) you live outside of the United States and Puerto Rico and your place of business or post of duty is outside the United States and Puerto Rico, OR (b) you are in the military or naval service on duty outside of the United States and Puerto Rico, then your tax deadline will shift to the 15th day of the 6th month (i.e. June 15). In other words, if you satisfy either (a) or (b) above and you are either a US citizen or US resident, then your 2021 Form 3520 will be due on June 15, 2022. You must include a statement with your 2021 Form 3520 showing that you are a U.S. citizen or resident who meets one of these conditions listed above.

Finally, if a US person is granted an extension of time to file an income tax return, the due date for filing Form 3520 shifts to the15th day of the 10th month following the end of the US person’s tax year. In other words, if you are an individual who filed an extension on your US income tax return, then your 2021 Form 3520 will be due on October 17, 2022 (because October 15 falls on a Saturday this year).

Contact Sherayzen Law Office for Professional Help With Your 2021 Form 3520 Deadline

If you are required to file a Form 3520 for the tax year 2021 (whether because you are an owner or a beneficiary of a foreign trust, you received a foreign gift or you received a foreign inheritance), you should contact Sherayzen Law Office for professional help. We have successfully helped US taxpayers around the world with their Form 3520 compliance, and we can help you!

Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Confidential Consultation!

2021 FBAR Deadline in 2022 | FinCEN Form 114 International Tax Lawyer & Attorney

The 2021 FBAR deadline is a critical deadline for US taxpayers this calendar year 2022. What makes FBAR so important are the draconian FBAR penalties which may be imposed on noncompliant taxpayers. Let’s discuss the 2021 FBAR deadline in more detail.

2021 FBAR Deadline: Background Information

The official name of FBAR is FinCEN Form 114, the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts. US Persons must file FBAR if they have a financial interest in or signatory or any other authority over foreign financial accounts if the highest aggregate value of these accounts is in excess of $10,000. FBARs must be timely e-filed separately from federal tax returns.

Failure to file an FBAR may result in the imposition of heavy FBAR penalties. The FBAR penalties vary from criminal penalties and willful penalties to non-willful penalties. You can find more details about FBAR penalties in this article.

2021 FBAR Deadline: Pre-2016 FBAR Deadline

For the years preceding 2016, US persons needed to file FBARs by June 30 of each year. For example, the 2013 FBAR was due on June 30, 2014. No filing extensions were allowed.

The last FBAR that followed the June 30 deadline was the 2015 FBAR; its due date was June 30, 2016. Due to the six-year FBAR statute of limitations, however, it is important to remember this history for the purpose of offshore voluntary disclosures and IRS FBAR audits. The 2015 FBAR’s statute of limitations will expire only this year – on June 30, 2022.

2021 FBAR Deadline: Changes to FBAR Deadline Starting with the 2016 FBAR

For many years, the strange FBAR filing rules greatly confused US taxpayers. First of all, it was difficult to learn about the existence of the form. Second, many taxpayers simply missed the unusual FBAR filing deadline.

The US Congress took action in 2015 to alleviate this problem. As it usually happens, it did so when it passed a law that, on its surface, had nothing to do with FBARs. The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (the “Act”) changed the FBAR deadline starting with 2016 FBAR. Section 2006(b)(11) of the Act requires the FBARs to be filed by the due date of that year’s tax return (i.e. usually April 15), not June 30.

Furthermore, during the transition period (which continues to this date), the IRS granted to US taxpayers an automatic extension of the FBAR filing deadline to October 15. Taxpayers do not need to make any specific requests in order for an extension to be granted.

Thus, starting with the 2016 FBAR, the Act adjusted the FBAR due date to coincide with the federal income tax filing deadlines. This is the case even if federal law requires a different filing date. For example, in situations where the tax return due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the IRS must delay the due date until the next business day; the FBAR deadline will follow suit and also shift to the next business day.

2021 FBAR Deadline

Based on the current law, the 2021 FBAR deadline will be April 18, 2022. However, it is automatically extended to October 17, 2022.

The 2021 FBAR must be e-filed through the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) BSA E-filing system.

Contact Sherayzen Law Office for Professional Help With Your FBAR Compliance

If you have unreported foreign accounts, contact Sherayzen Law Office as soon as possible. Sherayzen Law Office is a leader in US international tax compliance and offshore voluntary disclosures. We have successfully helped hundreds of US taxpayers around the globe with their FBAR compliance and FBAR voluntary disclosures; and we can help you!

Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Confidential Consultation!

San Antonio FBAR Attorney | International Tax Lawyers Texas

If you have foreign financial accounts and reside in San Antonio (Texas), you would be looking for a San Antonio FBAR Attorney in Texas. In your search, you could consider out-of-state attorneys such as Mr. Eugene Sherayzen of Sherayzen Law Office, Ltd. (“Sherayzen Law Office”). Let’s explore in more detail why this is the case.

San Antonio FBAR Attorney: International Tax Attorney

First of all, it is very important to understand that, by looking for a San Antonio FBAR attorney, in reality, you are looking for an international tax attorney whose specialty includes FBAR compliance.

Ever since the FBAR enforcement was turned over to the IRS (in 2001), the term FBAR attorney applies exclusively to tax attorneys.

Moreover, FBAR enforcement belongs to a very special field of US tax law – US international tax law. The reason for this is simple: FBAR is an information return concerning foreign assets and the tax compliance concerning foreign assets and foreign income belongs to US international tax law. Hence, when you look for an FBAR attorney, you are looking for an international tax attorney with a specialty in FBAR compliance.

San Antonio FBAR Attorney: Out-Of-State International Tax Attorney

It is further important to note that, since you are looking for an attorney who specializes in US international tax law (i.e. a federal area of law), you do not need to limit yourself to lawyers who reside in San Antonio, Texas. On the contrary, you should consider international tax attorneys who reside in other states and help San Antonio residents with their FBAR compliance.

Sherayzen Law Office is an international tax law firm that specializes in US international tax compliance, including FBARs. While our office is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we help taxpayers who reside throughout the United States, including San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio FBAR Attorney: Broad Scope of Compliance

When retaining a San Antonio FBAR Attorney, you should consider the fact that such an attorney’s work is not limited only to the preparation and filing of FBARs. Rather, the attorney needs to be able to deliver a variety of services and freely operate with experience and knowledge in all relevant areas of US international tax law, including the various offshore voluntary disclosure options concerning delinquent FBARs.

Moreover, as part of an offshore voluntary disclosure, an FBAR attorney often needs to amend US tax returns, properly prepare foreign financial statements according to US GAAP, correctly calculate PFICs, and complete an innumerable number of other tasks.

Contact Sherayzen Law Office If You Need A San Antonio FBAR Attorney

Sherayzen Law Office has helped hundreds of US taxpayers worldwide to bring their tax affairs into full compliance with US tax laws. This work included the preparation and filing of offshore voluntary disclosures concerning delinquent FBARs. Sherayzen Law Office offers help with all kinds of offshore voluntary disclosure options, including: SDOP (Streamlined Domestic Offshore Procedures), SFOP (Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures), DFSP (Delinquent FBAR Submission Procedures), DIIRSP (Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures), IRS VDP (IRS Voluntary Disclosure Practice) and Reasonable Cause disclosures.

Thus, if you are looking for an attorney to help with your FBAR compliance, contact Sherayzen Law Office to secure Your Confidential Consultation!

2021 FBAR Conversion Rates | FBAR Tax Lawyer & Attorney

The 2021 FBAR conversion rates are highly important in US international tax compliance. The 2021 FBAR and 2021 Form 8938 instructions both require that 2021 FBAR conversion rates be used to report the required highest balances of foreign financial assets on these forms (in the case of Form 8938, the 2021 FBAR conversion rates is the default choice, not an exclusive one). In other words, the 2021 FBAR conversion rates are used to translate foreign-currency highest balances into US dollars for the purposes of FBAR and Form 8938 compliance.

The U.S. Department of Treasury  already published the 2021 FBAR conversion rates online (they are called “Treasury’s Financial Management Service rates” or the “FMS rates”).

Since the 2021 FBAR conversion rates are highly important to US taxpayers, international tax lawyers and international tax accountants, Sherayzen Law Office provides the table below listing the official 2021 FBAR conversion rates (note that the readers still need to refer to the official website for any updates).

Country – Currency Foreign Currency to $1.00
AFGHANISTAN – AFGHANI103.4000
ALBANIA – LEK105.9500
ALGERIA – DINAR138.2840
ANGOLA – KWANZA562.4400
ANTIGUA – BARBUDA – E. CARIBBEAN DOLLAR2.7000
ARGENTINA – PESO107.7500
ARMENIA – DRAM485.0000
AUSTRALIA – DOLLAR1.3750
AUSTRIA – EURO0.8820
AZERBAIJAN – NEW MANAT1.7000
BAHAMAS – DOLLAR1.0000
BAHRAIN – DINAR0.3770
BANGLADESH – TAKA86.0000
BARBADOS – DOLLAR2.0200
BELARUS – NEW RUBLE2.5440
BELGIUM – EURO0.8820
BELIZE – DOLLAR2.0000
BENIN – CFA FRANC581.8400
BERMUDA – DOLLAR1.0000
BOLIVIA – BOLIVIANO6.8200
BOSNIA – MARKA1.7240
BOTSWANA – PULA11.7100
BRAZIL – REAL5.6680
BRUNEI – DOLLAR1.3520
BULGARIA – LEV New1.7240
BURKINA FASO – CFA FRANC581.8400
BURMA – KYAT1,769.5000
BURUNDI – FRANC1,989.1000
CAMBODIA – RIEL4051.0000
CAMEROON – CFA FRANC578.2400
CANADA – DOLLAR1.2770
CAPE VERDE – ESCUDO97.2200
CAYMAN ISLANDS – DOLLAR0.8200
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – CFA FRANC578.2400
CHAD – CFA FRANC578.2400
CHILE – PESO842.5000
CHINA – RENMINBI6.3730
COLOMBIA – PESO4030.4300
COMOROS – FRANC434.7300
CONGO – CFA FRANC578.2400
COSTA RICA – COLON638.2700
COTE D’IVOIRE – CFA FRANC581.8400
CROATIA – KUNA6.4500
CUBA – Chavito1.0000
CYPRUS – EURO0.8820
CZECH REPUBLIC – KORUNA21.4170
DEM. REP. OF CONGO – FRANC1,987.8000
DENMARK – KRONE6.5560
DJIBOUTI – FRANC177.0000
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – PESO56.7900
ECUADOR – DOLARES1.0000
EGYPT – POUND15.6800
EL SALVADOR – DOLARES1.0000
EQUATORIAL GUINEA – CFA FRANC578.2400
ERITREA – NAKFA15.0000
ESTONIA – EURO0.8820
ETHIOPIA – BIRR49.1320
EURO ZONE – EURO0.8820
FIJI – DOLLAR2.1030
FINLAND – EURO0.8820
FRANCE – EURO0.8820
GABON – CFA FRANC578.2400
GAMBIA – DALASI52.0000
GEORGIA – LARI3.0750
GERMANY – EURO0.8820
GHANA – CEDI6.0500
GREECE – EURO0.8820
GRENADA – EAST CARIBBEAN DOLLAR2.7000
GUATEMALA – QUENTZAL7.7000
GUINEA BISSAU – CFA FRANC581.8400
GUINEA – FRANC9234.2000
GUYANA – DOLLAR215.0000
HAITI – GOURDE99.7710
HONDURAS – LEMPIRA24.2540
HONG KONG – DOLLAR7.7990
HUNGARY – FORINT326.3200
ICELAND – KRONA129.9800
INDIA – RUPEE74.3430
INDONESIA – RUPIAH14,195.2800
IRAN – RIAL42,000.0000
IRAQ – DINAR1,458.5400
IRELAND – EURO0.8820
ISRAEL – SHEKEL3.0990
ITALY – EURO0.8820
JAMAICA – DOLLAR155.0000
JAPAN – YEN115.0400
JORDAN – DINAR0.7080
KAZAKHSTAN – TENGE436.8800
KENYA – SHILLING113.0500
KOREA – WON1,188.9200
KOSOVO – EURO0.8820
KUWAIT – DINAR0.3020
KYRGYZSTAN – SOM84.7910
LAOS – KIP11,148.8000
LATVIA – EURO0.8820
LEBANON – POUND1,500.0000
LESOTHO – MALOTI15.8820
LIBERIA – DOLLAR143.7000
LIBYA – DINAR4.5870
LITHUANIA – EURO0.8820
LUXEMBOURG – EURO0.8820
MADAGASCAR – ARIARY3,902.0000
MALAWI – KWACHA920.0000
MALAYSIA – RINGGIT4.1750
MALDIVES – RUFIYAA15.4200
MALI – CFA FRANC581.8400
MALTA – EURO0.8820
MARSHALL ISLANDS – DOLLAR1.0000
MARTINIQUE – EURO0.8820
MAURITANIA – OUGUIYA37.0000
MAURITIUS – RUPEE43.7500
MEXICO – PESO20.5310
MICRONESIA – DOLLAR1.0000
MOLDOVA – LEU17.6370
MONGOLIA – TUGRIK2,848.6300
MONTENEGRO – EURO0.8820
MOROCCO – DIRHAM9.2710
MOZAMBIQUE – METICAL 63.2000
NAMIBIA – DOLLAR15.8820
NEPAL – RUPEE119.3500
NETHERLANDS – EURO0.8820
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES – GUILDER1.7800
NEW ZEALAND – DOLLAR1.4600
NICARAGUA – CORDOBA35.5000
NIGER – CFA FRANC581.8400
NIGERIA – NAIRA405.0000
NORWAY – KRONE8.7780
OMAN – RIAL0.3850
PAKISTAN – RUPEE177.9700
PANAMA – BALBOANot Listed
PANAMA – DOLARES1.0000
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – KINA3.5090
PARAGUAY – GUARANI6,854.0000
PERU – SOL3.9690
PHILIPPINES – PESO51.0300
POLAND – ZLOTY4.0530
PORTUGAL – EURO0.8820
QATAR – RIYAL3.6400
REP. OF N MACEDONIA – DINAR54.2300
REPUBLIC OF PALAU – DOLLAR1.0000
ROMANIA – NEW LEU 4.3610
RUSSIA – RUBLE74.9990
RWANDA – FRANC1000.0000
SAO TOME & PRINCIPE – NEW DOBRAS21.6230
SAUDI ARABIA – RIYAL3.7500
SENEGAL – CFA FRANC581.8400
SERBIA – DINAR103.5800
SEYCHELLES – RUPEE13.3300
SIERRA LEONE – LEONE11,221.7000
SINGAPORE – DOLLAR1.3520
SLOVAK REPUBLIC – EURO0.8820
SLOVENIA – EURO0.8820
SOLOMON ISLANDS – DOLLAR7.8860
SOMALI – SHILLING575.0000
SOUTH AFRICA – RAND15.8820
SOUTH SUDANESE – POUND421.0000
SPAIN – EURO0.8820
SRI LANKA – RUPEE202.7500
ST LUCIA – E CARIBBEAN DOLLAR2.7000
SUDAN – SUDANESE POUND449.0000
SURINAME – GUILDER19.5310
SWAZILAND – LANGENI15.8820
SWEDEN – KRONA9.0250
SWITZERLAND – FRANC0.9140
SYRIA – POUND2,511.0000
TAIWAN – DOLLAR27.7070
TAJIKISTAN – SOMONI11.2800
TANZANIA – SHILLING2,302.0000
THAILAND – BAHT33.4000
TIMOR – LESTE DILI1.0000
TOGO – CFA FRANC581.8400
TONGA – PA’ANGA2.2290
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – DOLLAR6.7590
TUNISIA – DINAR2.8760
TURKEY – NEW LIRA12.9560
TURKMENISTAN – NEW MANAT3.4910
UGANDA – SHILLING3,537.0000
UKRAINE – HRYVNIA27.3220
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DIRHAM3.6730
UNITED KINGDOM – POUND STERLING0.7400
URUGUAY – PESO44.4500
UZBEKISTAN – SOM10,805.7000
VANUATU – VATU111.2200
VENEZUELA – BOLIVAR SOBERANO4.5780
VENEZUELA – FUERTE (OLD)248,832.0000
VIETNAM – DONG22,765.0000
WESTERN SAMOA – TALA2.5650
YEMEN – RIAL580.0000
ZAMBIA – NEW KWACHA16.6320
ZIMBABWE – RTGS105.9490

San Diego FBAR Attorney | International Tax Lawyers California

If you have foreign financial accounts and reside in San Diego (California), you would be looking for a San Diego FBAR Attorney in California. In your search, you could consider out-of-state attorneys such as Mr. Eugene Sherayzen of Sherayzen Law Office, Ltd. (“Sherayzen Law Office”). Let’s explore in more detail why this is the case.

San Diego FBAR Attorney: International Tax Attorney

First of all, it is very important to understand that, by looking for a San Diego FBAR attorney, in reality, you are looking for an international tax attorney whose specialty includes FBAR compliance.

Ever since the FBAR enforcement was turned over to the IRS (in 2001), the term FBAR attorney applies exclusively to tax attorneys.

Moreover, FBAR enforcement belongs to a very special field of US tax law – US international tax law. The reason for this is simple: FBAR is an information return concerning foreign assets and the tax compliance concerning foreign assets and foreign income belongs to US international tax law. Hence, when you look for an FBAR attorney, you are looking for an international tax attorney with a specialty in FBAR compliance.

San Diego FBAR Attorney: Out-Of-State International Tax Attorney

It is further important to note that, since you are looking for an attorney who specializes in US international tax law (i.e. a federal area of law), you do not need to limit yourself to lawyers who reside in San Diego, California. On the contrary, you could consider international tax attorneys who reside in other states and help San Diego residents with their FBAR compliance.

Sherayzen Law Office is an international tax law firm that specializes in US international tax compliance, including FBARs. While our office is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we help taxpayers who reside throughout the United States, including San Diego, California.

San Diego FBAR Attorney: Broad Scope of Compliance

When retaining a San Diego FBAR Attorney, you should consider the fact that such an attorney’s work is not limited only to the preparation and filing of FBARs. Rather, the attorney needs to be able to deliver a variety of services and freely operate with experience and knowledge in all relevant areas of US international tax law, including the various offshore voluntary disclosure options concerning delinquent FBARs.

Moreover, as part of an offshore voluntary disclosure, an FBAR attorney often needs to amend US tax returns, properly prepare foreign financial statements according to US GAAP, correctly calculate PFICs, and complete an innumerable number of other tasks.

Contact Sherayzen Law Office If You Need A San Diego FBAR Attorney

Sherayzen Law Office has helped hundreds of US taxpayers worldwide to bring their tax affairs into full compliance with US tax laws. This work included the preparation and filing of offshore voluntary disclosures concerning delinquent FBARs. Sherayzen Law Office offers help with all kinds of offshore voluntary disclosure options, including: SDOP (Streamlined Domestic Offshore Procedures), SFOP (Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures), DFSP (Delinquent FBAR Submission Procedures), DIIRSP (Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures), IRS VDP (IRS Voluntary Disclosure Practice) and Reasonable Cause disclosures.

Thus, if you are looking for an attorney to help with your FBAR compliance, contact Sherayzen Law Office as soon as possible to secure Your Confidential Consultation!