Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA) in Korea

From this month, the Korea Financial Services Commission will require banks to request all to disclose if they are U.S. nationals or U.S. permanent residents when opening a bank account in Korea.

Most U.S. taxpayers residing abroad must report, under U.S. law, the details of all foreign financial accounts held and controlled by the taxpayer under FACTA and also Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

Get the picture?  The IRS is watching and now has more tools to watch.

More information may be found at: Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act: IRS Website.
Sean Hayes may be contacted at: Sean Hayes is co-chair of the Korea Practice Team at IPG Legal. He is the first non-Korean attorney to have worked for the Korean court system (Constitutional Court of Korea) and one of the first non-Koreans to be a regular member of a Korean law faculty. He is ranked, for Korea, as one of only two non-Korean attorneys as a Top Attorney by AsiaLaw.

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