The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued its annual reminder of the due date for filing FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), to report foreign financial accounts held in 2017.

The original deadline is the same as US Form 1040 which is April 17, 2018 for 2017 calendar year reporting.

The legislation changing the FBAR due date also provides for an automatic six-month extension for filing the form to Oct. 15, 2018. FinCEN again explained that filers did not have to do anything to take advantage of the extension and need only file the return by Oct. 15 to comply.

Source: https://www.fincen.gov/sites/…/FBAR_Due_Date_Clarification_PD02-02-2018.pdf