Update Jan. 24, 2014 — FBAR Form TD F 90-22.1, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, is obsolete. IRS.gov. After June 30, 2013, the FBAR must be filed electronically with FinCEN.
An FBAR is a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts.
It must be filed by any United States person who has a financial interest in or signature authority or other authority over any financial account in a foreign country, if the aggregate value of these accounts exceeds $10,000 at any time during the calendar year.
Information linked to this page will help you understand your filling requirements.
The IRS has a help line for questions regarding whether you need to file an FBAR and how to complete the form. Assistance is available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, at 866-270-0733 (toll-free inside the U.S.) or 313-234-6146 (not toll-free, for callers outside the United States).
You can also email questions regarding how to complete the form to FBARquestions@irs.gov. The email system does not accept actual FBAR reports.
- Detailed information on FBARs
- FAQs on FBAR Filing Requirements (no longer available)
- FAQs on Financial Accounts (no longer available)
- Video on FBAR Reporting
- Pub 4261, Do You Have a Foreign Financial Account?
- Bank Secrecy Act
- FBAR Form and Instructions
- Pub 597, Information on the U.S.-Canada Income Tax Treaty