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Form 3520 Foreign Trust Reporting: Filing Deadlines, Requirements, and Liabilities

Gain a better understanding of the filing requirements and penalties for delinquencies when filing Form 3520.

Do you know whether a trust is a foreign trust or a U.S. trust and the different filing and reporting requirements applicable to each? Do you know that a U.S. trust can become a foreign trust if there is a change of trustees? This topic will address these and many other questions, help you understand how to complete the forms so that they will be accepted by the IRS; help you advise clients who have failed to file the forms in prior years and understand the penalties that might apply in such cases as well as how to reduce such penalties.

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How to Determine Whether a Trust Is a U.S. or Foreign Trust, When That Characterization Might Change, the U.S. Filing Requirements for Foreign Trusts on Forms 3520 and 3520-A

What Are Reportable Events?

  • Transfers of Assets to Foreign Trusts by U.S. or Foreign Grantors
  • When Are Debt Obligations Deemed to Be Trust Distributions?
  • The Qualified Debt Obligation Exception, Gratuitous Transfers
  • Distributions From Foreign Trusts and Interest Charge Calculations, Bequests From Decedents, etc.
  • The Information Required to Be Reported on the Forms; and the Overlap of Form 3520 and Form 8938

The Rules Under Sections 679, 6048 and 6677 Which Are Applicable to Foreign Trusts Will Be Reviewed

The Filing of Delinquent Forms, Including the Various Options Available Under the 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

How to Establish Reasonable Cause Under the Different Penalty Exceptions

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Charles S. Kolstad

Charles S. Kolstad

Withers Bergman LLP

  • Tax partner Withers Bergman LLP, a leading international private capital law firm, specializing in international tax matters
  • Focuses his practice on international tax, corporate, and partnership matters; he assists clients in tax and corporate planning relating to the acquisition, disposition and restructuring of businesses, corporations and partnerships both domestically and internationally
  • Frequently advises foreign individuals moving to the U.S. on pre-immigration, income, gift and estate tax planning opportunities; he also focuses his practice on the cannabis industry/cannabusiness, crypto assets and block chain technology, and tax issues related to initial coin offerings (ICOs)
  • Has advised over 200 clients with unreported foreign 1nancial accounts, foreign trusts, and other foreign investments, on the 1ling of FBARs and other information returns, and whether participating in the IRS’s various offshore voluntary disclosure programs is appropriate
  • Written and lectured on the extensive information reporting requirements for U.S. taxpayers with international business operations
  • During his career he’s been at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP and Venable LLP and was a tax partner at both Coopers & Lybrand and Ernst & Young
  • J.D. degree, The University of Notre Dame; M.B.A. degree, Columbia University; B.Sc. degree, Villanova University
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Published 2017
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