The Freeman Law Project – Episode 15 – FBAR Penalties and United States v. Bittner

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Jason B. Freeman and Matthew Roberts of Freeman Law, PLLC discuss the recent FBAR penalty case of United States v. Bittner, a recent decision from the district court for the Eastern District of Texas. The Bittner case involves non-willful FBAR penalty assessments – a penalty imposed under the Bank Secrecy Act for failing to report foreign bank accounts on a FBAR form (FinCEN 114). Jason and Matt discuss the history of the FBAR reporting requirement and break down the issues presented in the case, as well as the court’s analysis.