Apparently the deadline is June 30, what is the deadline for a foreigner arrived and working under visa such as H1B?

Is it the first June 30 after I arrive? Or first June 30 after I file my taxes? Or first June 30 after I file my taxes as "resident" (I arrived on October so I filed as nonresident last year )?

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The deadline for each year is June 30th of the next year. So if you became US resident in 2014 - the first FBAR has to be filed by June 30th, 2015. As with tax returns, FBAR is filed for the previous calendar year.

  • Does "US resident" mean resident for tax purpose? If I arrive in October 2013, but filed tax as a nonresident (in 2014) for the 2013 tax year, does it mean I have to file FBAR in 2014 or 2015?
    – sbaba
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 7:19
  • @sbaba US resident for tax purposes. See here: fincen.gov/forms/files/… page 6, in the middle of the page.
    – littleadv
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 7:27

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