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siddcharm
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Hi, I have transferred $1000 or $1500 each month last year for my family maintenance in my native country. Please let me know whether I need to file FBAR with IRS?

 
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ToddL
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Hi, I have transferred $1000 or $1500 each month last year for my family maintenance in my native country. Please let me know whether I need to file FBAR with IRS?

Are you transferring the money from the U.S. to your native country?
siddcharm
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Hi, I have transferred $1000 or $1500 each month last year for my family maintenance in my native country. Please let me know whether I need to file FBAR with IRS?

Yes. But monthly I use to do and never I have got more than $10000 in a day in my foreign account.
ToddL
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Hi, I have transferred $1000 or $1500 each month last year for my family maintenance in my native country. Please let me know whether I need to file FBAR with IRS?

No requirement to file an FBAR. See updated answer.
ToddL
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Hi, I have transferred $1000 or $1500 each month last year for my family maintenance in my native country. Please let me know whether I need to file FBAR with IRS?

Sending money home to family in your native country does not require you to file an FBAR, as long as the aggregate value of all your foreign financial accounts did not exceed $10,000 at any time during the calendar year reported.


If you have a financial interest in or signature authority over a foreign financial account, including a bank account, brokerage account, mutual fund, trust, or other type of foreign financial account, where the aggregate value of all foreign financial accounts exceeded $10,000 at any time during the calendar year, you may have to report the account yearly by electronically filing a Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). 

Who Must File an FBAR?

United States persons are required to file an FBAR if:

  1. the United States person had a financial interest in or signature authority over at least one financial account located outside of the United States; and
  2. the aggregate value of all foreign financial accounts exceeded $10,000 at any time during the calendar year reported.

United States person includes U.S. citizens; U.S. residents; entities, including but not limited to, corporations, partnerships, or limited liability companies, created or organized in the United States or under the laws of the United States; and trusts or estates formed under the laws of the United States.

Exceptions to the Reporting Requirement

Exceptions to the FBAR reporting requirements can be found in the FBAR instructions. There are filing exceptions for the following United States persons or foreign financial accounts:

  • Certain foreign financial accounts jointly owned by spouses
  • United States persons included in a consolidated FBAR
  • Correspondent/Nostro accounts
  • Foreign financial accounts owned by a governmental entity
  • Foreign financial accounts owned by an international financial institution
  • Owners and beneficiaries of U.S. IRAs
  • Participants in and beneficiaries of tax-qualified retirement plans
  • Certain individuals with signature authority over, but no financial interest in, a foreign financial account
  • Trust beneficiaries (but only if a U.S. person reports the account on an FBAR filed on behalf of the trust)
  • Foreign financial accounts maintained on a United States military banking facility.
siddcharm
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Hi, I have transferred $1000 or $1500 each month last year for my family maintenance in my native country. Please let me know whether I need to file FBAR with IRS?

the aggregate value of all foreign financial accounts exceeded $10,000 at any time during the calendar year reported.
I never got this situation. The $1000 money deposited in my foreign account will be spend with in 10 days. And the next transfer will be initiated after a month. Please let me know do I need to do FBAR?
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