Does the $10,000 deposit limit apply to depositing money in a newly opened bank account?

I'm 29 years old and I'm opening a new savings account for the first time in my life. I have $40,000 in cash I want to deposit. I had that money in my safe at home for years. It's my life savings. I know that there's a $10,000 deposit limit or the bank will report you to the IRS. Does that rule... show more I'm 29 years old and I'm opening a new savings account for the first time in my life. I have $40,000 in cash I want to deposit. I had that money in my safe at home for years. It's my life savings. I know that there's a $10,000 deposit limit or the bank will report you to the IRS.

Does that rule also apply if you open a new bank account or just for existing bank accounts?

What should I do?
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