IRS Form 3520-A "Annual Information Return of Foreign Trust With a U.S. Owner"

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3520-A
Annual Information Return of Foreign
OMB No. 1545-0159
Trust With a U.S. Owner
Form
2020
(Under section 6048(b))
Department of the Treasury
Go to www.irs.gov/Form3520A for instructions and the latest information.
Internal Revenue Service
Note: All information must be in English. Show all amounts in U.S. dollars.
For calendar year 2020, or tax year beginning
, 2020, ending
, 20
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Check appropriate boxes:
Initial return
Final return
Amended return
Extension filed
Substitute Form 3520-A
Check if any excepted specified foreign financial assets are reported on this form. See instructions
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General Information (see instructions)
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b Employer identification number (EIN)
Name of foreign trust
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Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions.
d Date foreign trust was created
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City or town
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State or province
g ZIP or foreign postal code
h Country
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Did the foreign trust appoint a U.S. agent (defined in the instructions) who can provide the IRS with all the relevant
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trust information? .
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If “Yes,” skip lines 2a through 2e and go to line 3.
If “No,” you are required to attach a copy of all trust documents as indicated below. If these documents have been attached to a Form 3520-A
filed within the previous 3 years, attach only relevant updates.
Attached
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Are you attaching a copy of any of the following?
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Summary of all written and oral agreements and understandings relating to the trust .
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The trust instrument .
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Subsequent variances to original trust documents
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Organizational chart and other trust documents .
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b Taxpayer identification number (TIN)
Name of U.S. agent
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Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions.
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City or town
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State or province
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ZIP or postal code
g Country
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Name of trustee
b TIN, if any
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Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions.
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City or town
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State or province
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ZIP or postal code
g Country
Enter the number of Foreign Grantor Trust Owner Statements (pages 3 and 4) included with this Form 3520-A .
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Enter the number of Foreign Grantor Trust Beneficiary Statements (page 5) included with this Form 3520-A
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Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return, including any accompanying reports, schedules, or statements, and to the best of my
knowledge and belief, it is true, correct, and complete.
Sign
Here
Trustee’s (or U.S. owner’s) signature
Title
Date
Print/Type preparer’s name
Preparer’s signature
Date
PTIN
Check
if
Paid
self-employed
Preparer
Firm’s name
Firm’s EIN
Use Only
Firm’s address
Phone no.
3520-A
For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see instructions.
Cat. No. 19595G
Form
(2020)
3520-A
Annual Information Return of Foreign
OMB No. 1545-0159
Trust With a U.S. Owner
Form
2020
(Under section 6048(b))
Department of the Treasury
Go to www.irs.gov/Form3520A for instructions and the latest information.
Internal Revenue Service
Note: All information must be in English. Show all amounts in U.S. dollars.
For calendar year 2020, or tax year beginning
, 2020, ending
, 20
.
Check appropriate boxes:
Initial return
Final return
Amended return
Extension filed
Substitute Form 3520-A
Check if any excepted specified foreign financial assets are reported on this form. See instructions
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Part I
General Information (see instructions)
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b Employer identification number (EIN)
Name of foreign trust
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Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions.
d Date foreign trust was created
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City or town
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State or province
g ZIP or foreign postal code
h Country
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Did the foreign trust appoint a U.S. agent (defined in the instructions) who can provide the IRS with all the relevant
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If “Yes,” skip lines 2a through 2e and go to line 3.
If “No,” you are required to attach a copy of all trust documents as indicated below. If these documents have been attached to a Form 3520-A
filed within the previous 3 years, attach only relevant updates.
Attached
Year
Are you attaching a copy of any of the following?
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Summary of all written and oral agreements and understandings relating to the trust .
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The trust instrument .
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Subsequent variances to original trust documents
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Organizational chart and other trust documents .
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b Taxpayer identification number (TIN)
Name of U.S. agent
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Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions.
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City or town
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State or province
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ZIP or postal code
g Country
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Name of trustee
b TIN, if any
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Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions.
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City or town
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State or province
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ZIP or postal code
g Country
Enter the number of Foreign Grantor Trust Owner Statements (pages 3 and 4) included with this Form 3520-A .
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Enter the number of Foreign Grantor Trust Beneficiary Statements (page 5) included with this Form 3520-A
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Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return, including any accompanying reports, schedules, or statements, and to the best of my
knowledge and belief, it is true, correct, and complete.
Sign
Here
Trustee’s (or U.S. owner’s) signature
Title
Date
Print/Type preparer’s name
Preparer’s signature
Date
PTIN
Check
if
Paid
self-employed
Preparer
Firm’s name
Firm’s EIN
Use Only
Firm’s address
Phone no.
3520-A
For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see instructions.
Cat. No. 19595G
Form
(2020)
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Form 3520-A (2020)
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Part II
Foreign Trust Income Statement
Enter totals from books and records of foreign trust. See instructions.
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Other expenses (attach statement)
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Total expenses (add lines 9 through 14) .
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Enter the fair market value (FMV) of total distributions (directly or indirectly) from the trust to all persons,
whether U.S. or foreign. Attach statement. See instructions
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Distributions to U.S. owners:
(i) Name of owner
(ii) TIN
(iii) Date of distribution
(iv) FMV on date of distribution
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Distributions to U.S. beneficiaries:
(i) Name of beneficiary
(ii) TIN
(iii) Date of distribution
(iv) FMV on date of distribution
Part III
Foreign Trust Balance Sheet
Beginning of Tax Year
End of Tax Year
Assets
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Total assets
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Accounts payable .
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Total liabilities .
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Net Worth
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Total liabilities and net worth (add lines 16 and 20)
3520-A
Form
(2020)
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Form 3520-A (2020)
Page
2020 Foreign Grantor Trust Owner Statement (see instructions)
Important: Trustee (or U.S. owner if a substitute Form 3520-A) must prepare a separate statement for each U.S. owner and include a copy of each
statement with Form 3520-A. Trustee is also required to send to each U.S. owner a copy of the owner’s statement. U.S. owner must attach
a copy of its statement to Form 3520.
1a
Name of foreign trust
b
EIN
c
Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions.
d
Date foreign trust was created
e
f State or province
g ZIP or foreign postal code
h
City or town
Country
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Did the foreign trust appoint a U.S. agent (defined in the instructions) who can provide the IRS with all relevant trust
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information?
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If “Yes,” complete lines 3a through 3g.
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Name of U.S. agent
b
TIN
c
Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions.
d
City or town
e State or province
f ZIP or postal code
g
Country
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Name of trustee
b
TIN
c
Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions.
d
City or town
e State or province
f ZIP or postal code
g
Country
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The first and last day of the tax year of the foreign trust to which this statement relates
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Name of U.S. owner
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TIN
c
Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions.
d
City or town
e State or province
f ZIP or postal code
g
Country
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Attach an explanation of the facts and law (including the section of the Internal Revenue Code) that establishes that the foreign trust (or portion
of the foreign trust) is treated for U.S. tax principles as owned by the U.S. person.
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If the trust did not appoint a U.S. agent, list the trust documents attached to Form 3520-A. See instructions.
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Gross value of the portion of the trust treated as owned by the U.S. owner .
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Cash amounts or FMV of property distributed, directly or indirectly, during the foreign trust’s tax year, from the foreign trust (exclude loans) to
the U.S. owner.
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(d)
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(b)
FMV of property distributed
Description of property
FMV of property
Excess of column (c)
Date of distribution
Description of property distributed
(determined on date of distribution)
transferred, if any
transferred
over column (e)
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Form 3520-A (2020)
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2020 Statement of Foreign Trust Income Attributable to U.S. Owner (see instructions)
Report each item on the proper form or schedule of your tax return.
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Foreign taxes (attach statement)
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Amortization and depreciation (depletion)
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Other expenses (attach statement)
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Total expenses. Add lines 9 through 14 .
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Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return, including any accompanying reports, schedules, or statements, and to the best of my knowledge and
belief, it is true, correct, and complete.
Trustee’s (or
U.S. owner’s)
signature
Title
Date
3520-A
Form
(2020)
5
Form 3520-A (2020)
Page
2020 Foreign Grantor Trust Beneficiary Statement
Important: Trustee (or U.S. owner if a substitute Form 3520-A) must prepare a separate statement for each U.S. beneficiary that received a distribution
from the trust during the tax year and include a copy of each statement with Form 3520-A. Trustee is also required to send to each such
beneficiary a copy of the beneficiary’s statement. Each U.S. beneficiary must attach a copy of its statement to its Form 3520.
1a
Name of foreign trust
b
EIN
c
Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions.
d Date foreign trust was created
e
f State or province
g ZIP or foreign postal code h
City or town
Country
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Did the foreign trust appoint a U.S. agent (defined in the instructions) who can provide the IRS with all relevant trust
Yes
No
information?
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If “Yes,” complete lines 3a through 3g.
If “No,” do you agree that either the IRS or the U.S. beneficiary can inspect and copy the trust’s permanent books of
account, records, and such other documents that are necessary to establish that the trust should be treated for U.S.
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tax purposes as owned by another person? .
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c
Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions.
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f ZIP or postal code
g
City or town
Country
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Name of trustee
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TIN
c
Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions.
d
City or town
e State or province
f ZIP or postal code
g
Country
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The first and last day of the tax year of the foreign trust to which Form 3520-A applies
6a
Name of U.S. beneficiary
b
TIN
c
Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions.
d
City or town
e State or province
f ZIP or postal code
g
Country
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Cash amounts or FMV of property that during the current tax year was (1) distributed directly or indirectly to a U.S. person whether or not the
U.S. person is designated as a beneficiary of the trust, (2) loaned (exclude loans treated as qualified obligations) directly or indirectly to the
U.S. person who is a beneficiary of the trust or a U.S. person related to that U.S. person, or (3) used by the U.S. person who is a beneficiary of
the trust or a U.S. person related to that U.S. person without compensating the trust for the FMV of the use of the property within a reasonable
period of time. (See the instructions for Part III of Form 3520 for U.S. tax treatment of these amounts.)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(a)
(b)
FMV of property distributed
Description of property
FMV of property
Excess of column (c)
Date of distribution
Description of property distributed
(determined on date of distribution)
transferred, if any
transferred
over column (e)
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Attach an explanation of the facts and law (including the section of the Internal Revenue Code) that establishes that the foreign trust (or portion
of the foreign trust) is treated for U.S. tax principles as owned by another person.
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Owner of the foreign trust is (check one):
Individual
Partnership
Corporation
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return, including any accompanying reports, schedules, or statements, and to the best of my knowledge and
belief, it is true, correct, and complete.
Trustee’s (or
U.S. owner’s)
signature
Title
Date
3520-A
Form
(2020)
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