FBAR Due Date for Calendar Year 2017 is April 17, 2018

March 01, 2018

By Richard Shapiro

Recently, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a reminder that April 17, 2018 is the due date this year for filing FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) to report foreign financial accounts held in 2017. 

Filers failing to meet the FBAR due date will be granted an automatic extension to October 15; specific requests for filing this extension are not required.

The FBAR filing deadline follows the federal income tax due date guidance. When the federal income tax due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the due date is delayed until the next business day. In 2018, April 15 falls on a Sunday. Monday April 16 is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia; under the tax law, legal holidays in the District of Columbia impact the filing deadline throughout the U.S.

About Richard J. Shapiro

Richard Shapiro, Tax Director and member of EisnerAmper Financial Services Group, has more than 40 years' experience in federal income taxation, including the taxation of financial instruments and transactions, both domestic and international.