IRS Webinar Offered for Overseas Tax Filers on June 4 (June 2, 2014)

The IRS is hosting an Internal Revenue Service Webinar on Reporting of Foreign Financial Accounts on the Electronic FBAR, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.  Information for filers about the filing requirement is available on the IRS website.

For other inquiries and links to IRS sources of specific information about filing taxes overseas, or requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), you may consult the following State Department page about Taxes and Internal Revenue Service, or simply do a search on www.irs.gov.

You can stay in touch and get Embassy notices on demonstrations, security notices or emergencies, or general informational messages, by checking the Embassy Lima website or Lima ACS Facebook page.  Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, by calling the regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  If you are an American Citizen in Peru with an emergency, you can call the Embassy directly at (Country Code: 51) (City Code:1) 618-2000.

The U.S. Consular Agency in Cusco, Peru, can be found at Avenida Pardo 845, Cusco.  The office can be reached by phone at (51) 984-621-369 or (51) (84) 231-474. For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section, located in Monterrico, a suburb of Lima, at Avenida La Encalada, Block Seventeen; telephone 51-1-618-2000 during business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or for after-hours emergencies. The website is here .  The Consular Section is open for emergency services, including registration, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. weekdays, excluding U.S. and Peruvian holidays.  Non-emergency services are provided by appointment only.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). U.S. citizens without internet access may enroll directly at the nearest U.S. Embassy.  By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier for the embassy/consulates to contact them in case of emergency.  Stay up to date by bookmarking our Bureau of Consular Affairs website, which contains the current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts as well as the Worldwide Caution.

For information on “What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis,” please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Emergencies and Crisis link here.