Historically the Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) for foreign financial accounts was due on June 30 of each year, for purposes of reporting accounts for the preceding calendar year. FinCen reminds preparers and account holders that starting this year, the due date has been moved, starting for 2016 accounts, to April 15 (April 18 for 2017).
FinCEN Report Due Date Revised
The IRS or FinCEN need to provide clarification on the format or forms for such extensions, which may be similar to Form 4868, which is the form for requesting extensions on Individual tax returns currently. There may also be a requirement that these extensions be filed on the BSA Website as in the case of the FBAR forms.