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Frozen foreign retirement accounts when you immigrated and BAR and Tax

Torrance, CA |

If you immigrated to US and have a foreign retirement account that was fully contributed by your former employer and you can't touch it until you reach certain age - employee contribution was withdrawn while overseas . It is not a lot of money but over 10s . There has been no unreported income in the tax return . How is this affected by BAR ? Should you do anything about it ? Is this account exempted from BAR ? Any tips ?

It is not BAR but FBAR.

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Attorney answers 4


I do not believe that this is an immigration question.


Not an immigration question. Repost at the tax law forum.

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I agree with my colleagues.


Not an immigration question.

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