This week’s interview on Financial Insider Weekly is with attorney and retired CPA David Howard of Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel. Our interview subject is, "Information reporting requirements for foreign bank accounts and foreign trusts".
Repeal of expanded information return requirements passed by Congress
Congress has passed H.R. 4, The Comprehensive 1099 Tax Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011. The Senate passed the Act on April 5 and the House passed it on March 3. President Obama is expected to approve the Act.
The Act repeals expanded information reporting for payments to corporations and payments for goods or other property. (Huge sigh of relief!) The Act also repeal the application of information reporting requirements to operators of rental real estate. (Second big sigh of relief.)
The information reporting requirements are the same as they were before the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (federal health care reform) and the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.