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Are There Any Reporting Requirements For Receiving More Than $10,000 In Cash In One Business Transaction?

You must file IRS Form 8300 within 15 days of receipt of more than a $10,000 cash transaction. There are penalties for failure to file Form 8300. Only cash payments require this additional reporting. Cash is money. It is currency and coins of the United States and any other country. Cash is also certain monetary instruments - a cashier’s check, bank draft, traveler’s check, or money order Funds received by check or wire transfers do not apply. Speak to your local CPA about the IRS reporting requirements. You can obtain copies of IRS/FinCEN Form 8300 by: Calling the IRS forms line at (800) 829-3676 : Downloading Form 8300 in English or Spanish: Visiting the FinCEN Web site A business should mail Form 8300 to: Internal Revenue Service Detroit Computing Center, P.O. Box 32621, Detroit, MI 48232

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