Most transactions done are considered legal and legitimate although, there are some transactions that may be considered illegal. The government can typically trace illegal activities through payments that have been reported on complete and accurate Forms 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business. Optima Tax Relief reviews who is eligible to file this form and what they must report and how to report it.
Individuals in a trade or business who receive more than $10,000 cash in a single transaction or in related transactions must file a Form 8300. By law, a “person” is an individual, company, corporation, partnership, association, trust or estate.
Tax-exempt organizations may need to report on certain transactions. A tax-exempt organization is not required to file Form 8300 for charitable cash contributions from the organization. The organization is required to report non charitable cash payments on Form 8300.
Form 8300 reporting includes cash, coins and currency of the United States or any foreign country. It is also cash equivalents that include cashier’s checks, bank drafts, traveler’s checks or money orders with a face amount of $10,000 or less than that a person receives for:
- A designated reporting transaction.
- Any transaction in which the person knows the payer is trying to avoid the reporting requirement.
It is important to note that money orders and cashier’s checks that are under $10,000, when used in combination with other forms of cash for a single transaction that exceeds $10,000, are considered cash for Form 8300 reporting purposes.
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A person must file Form 8300 if they receive cash of more than $10,000 from the same payer or agent:
- In one lump sum.
- In two or more related payments within 24 hours.
- As part of a single transaction or two or more related transactions within a 12-month period.