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Old 06-24-2013, 01:50 PM
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What are the exceptions for filing a FBAR (Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts) Form?

Per the IRS, "there are filing exceptions for the following United States persons or foreign financial accounts:
  1. Certain foreign financial accounts jointly owned by spouses;
  2. United States persons included in a consolidated FBAR;
  3. Correspondent/nostro accounts;
  4. Foreign financial accounts owned by a governmental entity;
  5. Foreign financial accounts owned by an international financial institution;
  6. IRA owners and beneficiaries;
  7. Participants in and beneficiaries of tax-qualified retirement plans;
  8. Certain individuals with signature authority over but no financial interest in a foreign financial account;
  9. Trust beneficiaries; and
  10. Foreign financial accounts maintained on a United States military banking facility.

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