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IRS Issues Significant Guidance on Foreign Trusts: Forms 3520 and Form 3520-A

In 3520, International Tax by Matthew RobertsLeave a Comment

In 1996, Congress enacted Section 6048.[1]   Under that provision, certain persons are responsible for reporting transactions or relationships with foreign trusts on IRS Form 3520 and/or IRS Form 3520-A.  The failure to timely file an IRS Form 3520 and/or IRS Form 3520-A can result in significant civil penalties and potential criminal referrals.   However, until recently, there has been significant …