Next year leaving U.S. for good. Gonna obtain sailing permit with IRS and file taxes as soon as possible. I will need to file FBAR for 2020 as well.

Should I file FBAR only for part of the year I will be resident in the U.S.? Can I file it early for 2020?


[Disclaimer: I had no idea the sailing permit existed, and did not obtain one before leaving the USA]

It appears to me that IRS form 2063 does not stop you being a US person, liable for tax on your worldwide income and required to file an FBAR. It simply confirms that you have no current tax liability and are permitted to leave the USA.

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