Category: Foreign Gifts

Understanding Form 3520, Reporting Foreign Gifts

Little-known Form 3520 is required for reporting gifts or inheritances received from one or more foreign individuals totaling $100, 000 or more during the calendar year. Attorney Robert L. Sommers is based in San Francisco and is a Certified Tax Specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California. He has represented hundreds of U.S. and foreign individuals and small companies on a variety of U.S. and foreign tax, business, and estate planning matters. A major portion of his practices involves foreign tax issues and obligations, including unreported foreign income, assets, gifts/inheritances and accounts. Bob explains the requirements and severe penalties if Form 3520 is not timely and accurately filed. This is the first in a series of Boomer Bob’s Tax Cafe and Coffee Bar videos, providing tax news you can use.