Q1. Do you provide a list of asset information to your client before you file FBARs to review?
Q2. FBARs filing is required electronically. Can you print out the form which you reported after submission? Or, pull out the record?
Q3. Can I be provided a copy of my FBARs filing including; Date, information of account#, balance or value from Tax Attorney or CPA as my record?
My Tax attorney said that CPA will do FBARs filing, But he doesn't know if I can get a copy as my record. If nothing provided except word, how do I know if my FBARs was successfully filed, and what was reported?
Thank you for your help
You should be given copies of FBAR s filed, The package from OVDP lawyer will contain proof of FBAR s filing to the IRS along with all necessary documents. Zaher Fallahi, Tax Attorney, CPA, MBA, MS.
Before anything is submitted, you should have the opportunity to review it to ensure its accuracy before it is submitted. And once submitted, you should be given copies. Furthermore, with this type of work, the attorney should have retained the accountant with a Kovel letter to protect the attorney-client privilege.
You should be given an opportunity to review the documents before approving for filing. Once the FBARs are filed electronically, the filer should receive an e-mail confirmation of submission. You can ask your attorney to provide both a copy of the final FBAR and the e-mail receipt.
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