A distribution includes the receipt of trust corpus and the receipt of a gift or bequest described in section 663(a). A grantor includes any person treated as the owner of any part of a foreign trust's assets under sections 671 through 679, excluding section 678. The agency relationship must be established by the time the U. person files Form 3520 for the relevant tax year and must continue as long as the statute of limitations remains open for the relevant tax year. person to act as an agent for purposes of section 6048(b)(2) or for purposes of section 6048(c)(2)(A), the trust and the agent must enter into a binding agreement substantially in the format reflected under A U. However, filers are permitted to enter both an EIN on line 2b(1) and a reference ID number on line 2b(2).

A distribution also includes constructive transfers from a trust. If you are a grantor or beneficiary of a foreign trust and you (or a U. person related to you) directly or indirectly received a loan of cash or marketable securities from a foreign trust, or you (or a U. person related to you) used any property owned by a foreign trust without paying FMV within a reasonable amount of time, the amount of such loan or the FMV of the use of trust property will be treated as a distribution for reporting purposes. If a partnership or corporation makes a gratuitous transfer to a trust, the partners or shareholders are generally treated as the grantors of the trust, unless the partnership or corporation made the transfer for a business purpose of the partnership or corporation. However, you may not treat the foreign trust as having a U. agent unless you enter the name, address, and taxpayer identification number (TIN) of the U. agent on lines 3a through 3g on page 1 of the form. If the agent's responsibility as an agent of the trust is terminated for any reason (for example, agent's resignation, agent's liquidation, or agent's death), see section IV(B) of Notice 97-34. If applicable, enter the reference ID number (defined below) you have assigned to the foreign trust.

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The FMV of an obligation of the trust (or an obligation of another person related to the trust) that you receive in exchange for the transferred property equals zero, unless the obligation meets the requirements of a qualified obligation.

See If you answered "Yes" to the question on line 11b (line 25, column (e)) with respect to any obligation, you generally must answer “Yes” to the question on line 12 (line 26).

By so doing, you agree to extend the period of assessment of any income or transfer tax attributable to the transfer and any consequential income tax changes for each year that the obligation is outstanding to a date 3 years after the maturity date of the obligation.

You have the right to refuse to extend the period of assessment.

In the case of a Form 3520 filed with respect to a U. decedent, the due date to file a Form 3520 is no longer connected to the due date of the Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return, but rather, has changed to the 15th day of the 4th month following the end of the decedent’s last tax year. No penalty will be imposed with respect to any portion of an underpayment if the taxpayer can demonstrate that the failure to comply was due to reasonable cause with respect to such portion of the underpayment and the taxpayer acted in good faith with respect to such portion of the underpayment. beneficiary includes: In general, a foreign trust will be treated as having a U. beneficiary unless the terms of the trust instrument specifically prohibit any distribution of income or corpus to a U. This line identifies the person that is filing Form 3520.

person’s estate is also required to file a Form 3520, the estate will have to file by the 15th day of the 4th month following the end of the estate’s tax year, just like any other U. If a complete Form 3520 is not filed by the due date, including extensions, the time for assessment of any tax imposed with respect to any event or period to which the information required to be reported in Parts I through III of such Form 3520 relates, will not expire before the date that is 3 years after the date on which the required information is reported. No penalty will be imposed if the taxpayer can demonstrate that the failure to comply was due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect. Penalties may be imposed under section 6662(j) for undisclosed foreign financial asset understatements. For these purposes, an amount will be treated as accumulated for the benefit of a U. Use employer identification numbers (EINs) to identify estates, trusts, partnerships, and corporations.

If you are not the trust creator, enter the name of the person who created or originally settled the foreign trust., earlier, for specific information regarding the entering of addresses and identification numbers on Form 3520.

If you are the trust creator, enter "Same as lines 1c, 1e, 1f, 1g, and 1h" on line 5b, and enter "Same as line 1b" on line 5c.

For example, if that other person is a foreign partnership, you must comply with the reporting requirements for transfers to foreign partnerships. If the transfer was a completed gift (see Regulations section 25.2511-2), you may have to file Form 709, United States Gift (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return.

If the transfer was a bequest, you may have to file Form 706.

A distribution for section 6048(c) reporting purposes is any gratuitous transfer of money or other property from a trust, whether or not the trust is treated as a grantor trust under the grantor trust rules of sections 671 through 679, and without regard to whether the recipient is designated as a beneficiary by the terms of the trust. A grantor includes any person who creates a trust or directly or indirectly makes a gratuitous transfer of cash or other property to a trust. agent does not produce records or testimony when requested or summoned by the IRS, the IRS may redetermine the tax consequences of your transactions with the trust and impose appropriate penalties under section 6677. Put the names and taxpayer identification numbers in the same order as they appear on your Form 1040, U. Then, if applicable, enter the name of the Service Center where Form 706 will be filed, followed by "(estate tax return)." You file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Individual Income Tax Return, to extend the time to file your individual income tax return, Form 1040. A reference ID number is required on line 2b(2) only in cases where the foreign trust has no EIN.