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Demystifying The FBAR

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Taxes - Technical

Average Rating:
  4.6   (3 comments)
Michael DeBlis III
Course Levels:
3 Hours


This course breaks the FBAR down into its individual components and covers each in exquisite detail.


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Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

*Learn the purpose of the FBAR regulations

*Determine who must file the FBAR

*Determine the FBAR filing requirements

*Determine who is exempt from the FBAR filing requirements

*Understand the civil and criminal penalties that may be applicable for not complying with the FBAR filing requirements

Major Subjects

*Module I: Deconstructing the FBAR rule (Part I)

*Module II: Deconstructing the FBAR rule (Part II)

*Module III: Most Commonly Asked Questions About the FBAR

*Module IV: IRS Procedures for Ensuring Consistency and Effectiveness in Administering Civil FBAR Penalties

*Module V: The Elusiveness of Willfulness

*Module VI: Beyond the FBAR – Everything You Never Wanted to Know About All of the Other International Reporting Forms But Must

*Module VII: Challenging the IRS’s Assertion of the Non-willful FBAR Penalty: A New Hope

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Michael DeBlis III's Profile

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Michael is a trial lawyer who specializes in U.S. international taxation.  He assists U.S. citizens and residents navigate the labyrinth of foreign asset reporting requirements. Michael is known for his creativity, his charismatic personality, and his unyielding dedication to his clients.

As a former public defender, Michael has defended the poor, the forgotten, and the damned against a government that has seemingly unlimited resources to investigate and prosecute criminal allegations.

Michael is a prolific writer and a passionate blogger. He has written articles that have been featured in leading tax journals such as CCH Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, Global Tax Weekly, and ABA News Quarterly. He has also been featured on the media affiliates of several major media networks, including NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and CNN.

Michael is a living example of the tremendous power that comes from combining passion, preparation, persuasion, and positive communication in the courtroom.  His courage and relentless work ethic have earned him a reputation as a zealous advocate and one of New Jersey’s rising stars of the legal profession.

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Basic Course Information



Advanced Preparation


Designed For

Tax preparers and those with no specific expertise in tax or accounting.

Field of Study 1


Field of Study 1 Hours


Original Recording Date


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Course Developer

Michael DeBlis

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Official Registry Statement

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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Refund/Cancellation Policy

Please contact the ACPEN help desk  1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.

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Overall:     4.6

Total Reviews: 36


Paul G - Fort Lauderdale, Alabama

"Excellent Course Excellent Speaker"

Susannah W


Daniela T

"Excellent presentation."

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