So you you got a late 1040 while in Australia?

Late 1040 While in Australia

You are not alone. Happens to many. And often it is not just the 1040, but the FBAR as well. 

The bad news is that this can cost you a lot of money if you don’t act. Think US$10,000 per FBAR you didn’t file.

The good news is that there is an IRS amnesty to get you out of this penalty-free. It’s called the IRS ‘Streamlined Procedures’. You still need to pay the actual tax plus interest, but at least the huge IRS penalties are off the table.

To qualify you show that your failure to file was not willful, meaning you didn’t do it with intention. You explain your personal and financial background and how it happened. We can guide you through this process.

The IRS Streamlined Procedures are only for individual taxpayers. Companies and partnerships are excluded. 

Nobody knows how long this amnesty will last. So use it while you can. Just call us if your US tax is troubling you. We deal with late filing issues all the time.


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Last Updated on 23 February 2021