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December 2016 Archives

Are you entitled to tax relief as an innocent spouse?

In some couples, one partner handles the majority of the proverbial heavy lifting when it comes to financial matters, in particular if he or she is the primary breadwinner or is in a more advantageous economic position. The other might have limited information about the family's overall financial situation as far as net worth, taxes and income go, and just signed tax returns prepared by their spouse or a third party when asked.

Automatic extensions of FBAR filing deadlines

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) – a department in the Treasury – is ending the year with something of a gift for taxpayers with international financial holdings. In the past, the June 30 deadline to file a disclosure did not coordinate with other well-known tax deadlines and taxpayers were not allowed extensions.