Reminder for the Annual Report of Blocked Property

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31 C.F.R. § 501.603 requires holders of blocked property to provide the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) with a comprehensive list of all blocked property held as of June 30 of the current year by September 30.  Persons that do not hold blocked property as of June 30 do not need to file an Annual Report of Blocked Property (ARBP).  Please note that the term blocked property only applies to property that is blocked pursuant to OFAC regulations.  Property that was unblocked by an OFAC general or specific license or was previously blocked pursuant to a sanctions program that was terminated on or before June 30, 2019, is not considered blocked property, and should not be reported in the ARBP.   Similarly, a restricted account of a person ordinarily resident in Iran is not blocked, and should not be reported to OFAC in the ARBP, unless there is an interest in the account of a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to an applicable sanctions authority.

The annual reports must be filed using the new spreadsheet form TD-F 90-22.50, Annual Report of Blocked Property. Completed forms should be sent to  Failure to submit a required ARBP by September 30 constitutes a violation of 31 C.F.R. Part 501 (“Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations”). Click here to view OFAC’s Guidance on Filing the Annual Report of Blocked Property for additional guidance.