26 U.S.C. § 6039F

Current through P.L. 117-113 (published on www.congress.gov on 04/19/2022), except for [P. L. 117-103]
Section 6039F - Notice of large gifts received from foreign persons
(a) In general

If the value of the aggregate foreign gifts received by a United States person (other than an organization described in section 501(c) and exempt from tax under section 501(a)) during any taxable year exceeds $10,000, such United States person shall furnish (at such time and in such manner as the Secretary shall prescribe) such information as the Secretary may prescribe regarding each foreign gift received during such year.

(b) Foreign gift

For purposes of this section, the term "foreign gift" means any amount received from a person other than a United States person which the recipient treats as a gift or bequest. Such term shall not include any qualified transfer (within the meaning of section 2503(e)(2)) or any distribution properly disclosed in a return under section 6048(c).

(c) Penalty for failure to file information
(1) In general

If a United States person fails to furnish the information required by subsection (a) with respect to any foreign gift within the time prescribed therefor (including extensions)-

(A) the tax consequences of the receipt of such gift shall be determined by the Secretary, and
(B) such United States person shall pay (upon notice and demand by the Secretary and in the same manner as tax) an amount equal to 5 percent of the amount of such foreign gift for each month for which the failure continues (not to exceed 25 percent of such amount in the aggregate).
(2) Reasonable cause exception

Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any failure to report a foreign gift if the United States person shows that the failure is due to reasonable cause and not due to willful neglect.

(d) Cost-of-living adjustment

In the case of any taxable year beginning after December 31, 1996, the $10,000 amount under subsection (a) shall be increased by an amount equal to the product of such amount and the cost-of-living adjustment for such taxable year under section 1(f)(3), except that subparagraph (A)(ii) thereof shall be applied by substituting "1995" for "2016".

(e) Regulations

The Secretary shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section.

26 U.S.C. § 6039F

Added Pub. L. 104-188, title I, §1905(a), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1913; amended Pub. L. 115-97, title I, §11002(d)(13), Dec. 22, 2017, 131 Stat. 2062.

Inflation Adjusted Items for Certain YearsFor inflation adjustment of certain items in this section, see Revenue Procedures listed in a table under section 1 of this title.


CODIFICATIONAnother section 6039F was renumbered section 6039G of this title.

AMENDMENTS2017-Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 115-97 substituted "subparagraph (A)(ii) thereof shall be applied by substituting '1995' for '2016' " for "subparagraph (B) thereof shall be applied by substituting '1995' for '1992' ".


EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2017 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 115-97 applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017, see section 11002(e) of Pub. L. 115-97 set out as a note under section 1 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE Pub. L. 104-188, title I, §1905(c), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1913, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [enacting this section] shall apply to amounts received after the date of the enactment of this Act [Aug. 20, 1996] in taxable years ending after such date."

The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Treasury or his delegate.
United States person
The term "United States person" means-(A) a citizen or resident of the United States,(B) a domestic partnership,(C) a domestic corporation,(D) any estate (other than a foreign estate, within the meaning of paragraph (31)), and(E) any trust if-(i) a court within the United States is able to exercise primary supervision over the administration of the trust, and(ii) one or more United States persons have the authority to control all substantial decisions of the trust.
The term "person" shall be construed to mean and include an individual, a trust, estate, partnership, association, company or corporation.
taxable year
The term "taxable year" means the calendar year, or the fiscal year ending during such calendar year, upon the basis of which the taxable income is computed under subtitle A. "Taxable year" means, in the case of a return made for a fractional part of a year under the provisions of subtitle A or under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, the period for which such return is made.