do banks report checking account balance / information to the irs? can any institution view the amount in it?

Update:

well it's just a checking account that I have to pay interest on to maintain it...would it have to get reported ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If you make more than $10 in interest on the account, then it is reported to the IRS and you have to claim that on your taxes. If you withdrawal or deposit more than $10,000 in cash then the bank will report it to the IRS. Other than that, your information is not reported to the IRS.

    Without a court order, no one can view any information pertaining to your bank account.

    Source(s): bank teller
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Banks are required to report all interest bearing accounts for tax purposes. Non interest bearing accounts are not reported.

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