I have a foreign bank account and my girlfriend (she is NOT a US citizen) is a joint on the account. Do I need to report her as a joint account holder?

I have only the one account with her, but she has her personal accounts (I am not joint on her accounts). Do I have to report her personal accounts?

  • To be clear: gf is not US citizen OR resident? Feb 22, 2016 at 23:41

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You need to report your accounts, not other persons. However, if you have a joint account with another person - it is your account, jointly. So the joint account has to be reported, your girlfriend's personal accounts - not (unless the money there is yours or you have signature authority, of course). For a joint account - you need to report who are the joint holders, yes.

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