Wednesday, June 10, 2015

IRS Issues Instructions to Extend Deadline and to Get Waivers To File Form 8966

We previously posted on April 6, 2015, FATCA Guidance Clarifies Form 8966 Filing Requirements discussing that the IRS has added new frequently asked questions (FAQs) concerning Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) reporting to its website. Specifically, the new FAQs clarify certain aspects of the requirement and deadline for filing Form 8966 (FATCA Report) for certain filers.

Now the IRS has set deadlines and offered taxpayers instructions on how to get extensions and waivers for filing Form 8966, FATCA Report

The Internal Revenue Service said that it is giving taxpayers until June 29, 2015 to request an additional extension of time to file the Form 8966 for tax year 2014. They will have until August 13 , 2015 to request a waiver from filing the form electronically for tax year 2014.
The Form 8966 is used by foreign financial institutions to report their U.S. account holders under the law, which requires banks to provide the IRS with the information or face, in some cases, a 30 percent withholding tax on their U.S. source income.

The agency issued two new frequently asked questions and answers that provided instructions and templates. One template is for the time extension and one template is for the waiver.

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