Swiss Court Allows Disclosure of UBS Account Information

Swiss Court Allows Disclosure of UBS Account Information

On July15, 2010, Switzerland’s Federal Administrative Court rejected a UBS account holder’s complaint that sought to prevent the release of her client information to the U.S. tax authorities. The ruling is significant because it signals the likely end-game for UBS account holders with undisclosed accounts who had sought to prevent their account information from being delivered to the IRS.

IRS Extends Due Date for Filing Some FBARs

IRS Extends Due Date for Filing Some FBARs

IRS extends due date for filing some FBARs

The IRS issued a new notice, Notice 2009-62, 2009-35 IRB, which extends the due date for filing Form TD F 90-22.1 (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)) in certain cases.
The extension applies only to the following individuals:
(i) persons with signature authority over, but no financial interest in, a foreign financial account, and
(ii) persons with a financial interest in, or signature authority over, a foreign commingled fund.