Requirement to file FINCEN/FBAR under 6013 election

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bluesky
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Requirement to file FINCEN/FBAR under 6013 election

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Hi everyone, I'm looking to understand if we as a couple, who became US tax residents from Canada in Sept 2021 but will likely be electing to file MFJ for the entire year under 6013 (not sure if 'g' or 'h'), are required to file FBAR/FINCEN for 2021. Does that change if we file as MFS and choosing to be dual status aliens instead?
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Re: Requirement to file FINCEN/FBAR under 6013 election

Post by nelsona »

the best answer is here:

https://www.cpajournal.com/2018/10/23/f ... -citizens/

In the likely event that that doesn't clear it up for you, I would just file it, You will every year from now on, so just get in the habit.
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