Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fideicomiso US Tax Compliance Update - Don't Miss the 9/23/09 deadline!

Under the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program if a Fideicomiso Beneficiary has failed to file Form 3520A and 3520 (when required) they have until 9/23/09 to file those forms for the past six years without penalty if the property held by the Fido has produced no income during those past six years.  Though the IRS has not been clear, it has implied that after that date if someone files their past unfiled forms 3520 and 3520A forms they may impose the $10,000 late filing penalty for each year whether or not the Beneficiary has a reasonable excuse for late filing.  The same rules hold true for Fido Beneficiaries that have reported all of their income from the Fideicomiso, but failed to file the Forms 3520 and 3520A.

If you had unreported rental income from the Fido property and did not file those forms you must talk with an international tax expert to determine if you should enter the Voluntary Offshore Disclosure Program or risk the potentially  bigger penalties of not entering the program.  9/23/09 is the deadline to take action or risk  being assessed the tremendous penalties that the IRS can impose for not filing these forms.

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