The disclosure of an offshore bank account abroad is a procedure by which an account holder with a bank outside his country discloses to the tax authorities to have an account which he uses to carry out banking transactions.
The disclosure of an offshore bank account abroad is a measure imposed by the majority of countries since a tax declaration must include all income and assets even those generated outside the country of the taxpayer.
Disclosing an overseas bank account is not obvious to many given the uncertainties expressed by many account holders, so many jurisdictions require taxpayers to declare all their overseas accounts and failure to do so will result in fines and in some cases heavy criminal penalties.
Declaring a bank account abroad is always accompanied by hesitation despite the feeling of guilt, and the holders of these accounts ask themselves the following questions:
DO I HAVE TO DISCLOSE AN ACCOUNT ABROAD EVEN IF IT IS NOT FUNDED OR IS CLOSED?
Yes, all overseas bank accounts must be declared even if they are not active, and even if they were closed years ago.
HOW TO DISCLOSE AN OFFSHORE BANK ACCOUNT?
Disclosing an offshore bank account should be not done spontaneously, but during the tax declaration which provides for an appendix for the disclosure of an account abroad.
IS AN OVERSEAS ACCOUNT ABROAD WITH A DIRECT OR ONLINE BANK ALSO A MATTER OF CONCERN ?
Yes, all accounts abroad are a matter of concern, even those online which may have been opened for purchases abroad, including Paypal.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF NOT DISCLOSING AN OVERSEAS BANK ACCOUNT OR OFFSHORE ACCOUNT?
If case an offshore bank account is not disclosed, there is no problem, only if we get caught and the account holder will face convictions depending on the seriousness of the facts and in Europe, the fines are established on a simple scheme: 1500 Euros per undeclared account and per undeclared year depending on the resulting tax fraud.
Also, the applied fines will depend on the type of country the accounts are held, for example when it comes to bank accounts opened with cooperative jurisdictions such as the European Union or Switzerland, or when the accounts are in “blacklist” countries, and in this case the fine is heavier.
DOES THE TAXMAN HASVE ACCESS TO OVESEAS BANK ACCOUNTS?
The answer is yes. The tax authorities have access to all bank accounts in the world, at least in the countries where an agreement has been signed and this is valid for 98% of the countries in the world.
Systems for exchanging information between countries have recently been greatly extended, at least within the European Union where it is practically impossible to conceal an account within European territory.
Without account holders realizing, thousands of exchanges of banking information take place every day and affect all account holders abroad, especially since the events with the Panama papers.
Accounts abroad can still be opened discreetly in certain countries that have not signed an agreement and thus make it possible to give good times to those who opt for this option.
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