I am an IRS Enrolled Agent. Your tax return is prepared in the US.
****Special for new clients in 2016 who are an 'employee'---Federal return for $185-e-filing included in this -- and pay only after return is delivered to you.*** See our 'Fees' page for details. Your returns are prepared in the US. We do not send your return to a preparer outside the US as is often seen this year.
We have over fifteen years of preparing US expatriate returns, non-resident alien and domestic US returns. This experience was with the Big 4 accounting firms. We use the same tax preparation software as Big 4 Accounting firms. Clients include expats in Australia, UK, Japan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Switzerland, Spain, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Brasil, Ireland, Israel, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Panama and growing each week! References are gladly provided from existing clients. Why pay another firm many times our fees for the same product? Try us!
Updated on January 15, 2016: Tax Filing Season for 2015 filing is ongoing now. Plan for your 2015 filing now. Check that you filed the FBAR form FinCEN Form 114.
1. Have you estimated your 2016 year tax? If you are in low tax countries, ie Hong Kong, Singapore, you may owe tax. And you should also begin to make estimated tax payments for 2016. We can run these projections for you.
2. April 15, 2016: Check that you e-filed your 2015 "foreign bank account reporting form" by this date. E-filing is now mandatory. Due date used to be June 30 but it is now April 15 from the 2015 filing. There are heavy penalties for not fiing it. If you had more than $10K in foreign bank accounts (any account overseas ie brokerage , add each account balance and then see if you exceed $10K), then you are required to file this form. Prior year form FinCEN 114 also has to be e-filed. From 2015 filing in 2016, the due date for this will be the same as for the federal return, ie first April 15, 2016 with extensions available.
June 15, 2015: Deadline to file an extension for federal return (for expatriates only). If you reside outside the US on 4/15/2016 you have an automatic extension until June 15, 2016 to file your US federal return. If you owe any tax for 2015, it is due on 4/15/2016 and interest will accrue from this date. If you need to file an extension you can visit
www.officialpayments.com and file a Form 4868 and make an estimated payment. If you don't expect to owe tax, pay $2 an get an extension!! Cheaper than going to the Post Office.
US expatriate and foreign national US tax returns for 2014 and all prior years are prepared for a fee beginning at US$185 for most returns (see Fees page for more detail)---for the federal tax return. This is a special promotion for new customers in 2016 for 2014 and prior years returns! Send me an email. I will call you and we will get started. I will prepare your return in one week from the time we have all your information. Let me handle your US tax compliance requirements in the most effecient way so you can have peace of mind. Remember the IRS does not have to allow the foreign earned income exclusion on a return not filed timely. You have to file it in a special way that will allow the exclusion to be allowed.
Tax Consultation: Simple questions regarding US tax will be answered at NO cost. You do not have to be a client to send me a question. Please feel free to ask. If it will require more research, we will let you know. Feel free to send questions regarding itemized deductions, stock options, foreign earned income exclusion, foreign tax credits, non-filing of prior year returns, capital gains/losses or any other issue.
Prior Year Returns:Sponsoring Spouse for Green card and need to file urgently? We prepare returns for expats who want to begin to file again after not having done so for many years. A few of our clients have said our fees are lower than H&R Block! You should file before the IRS asks you to file! You also need to file prior year returns if you are going to sponsor your non US spouse for a US green card. We can do this on an urgent basis and quote you a discounted fee if we do multiple year tax returns. The fee for a prior year federal return could be as low as $195 if you are an employee (ie not self employed which requires more work).