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Expatriate Tax Returns Only Has One Client

Posted on: September 28th, 2018 by Expatriate Tax Returns No Comments

Our company, Expatriate Tax Returns, believes that we only have one client. This belief allows us to completely focus on each client as if they are our only reason for existing. Why do we do this?

We know that we have a niche in the tax preparation industry. Working exclusively with expatriates means we understand our clients and their needs better than any other CPA firm. Being an expat is a unique experience — you’re away from home for several years and trying to accommodate your family abroad. The specific tax returns American expats have to prepare are very challenging and time-consuming. Our goal is to alleviate the stress that often comes with expat tax preparation.

 

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While we actually have thousands of expats as our clients and have helped countless American expatriates with their tax returns over the years, it’s our mantra to say that we only have one client. And that client is YOU! Our emphasis on making each client feel special is what has led us to become one of the country’s top expat tax preparation firms. Each of our clients is unique and has a tax return that demands our focus. We work diligently to understand each of our client’s situation before delving into the expat tax return. You have our pledge that you will always feel like you are our only client.

When you pay for tax preparation at Expatriate Tax Returns you are automatically covered under our “etax” guarantee which entitles you to reimbursement for penalties charged by a taxing authority if our tax specialist makes an error on your tax return. We are here to help you — American expats who live and work abroad but are still responsible to pay U.S. taxes. We are dedicated to this mission and we love what we do. Call 877-382-9123 today and become our only client!

Summer is a Time of Transitions

Posted on: June 12th, 2018 by Expatriate Tax Returns No Comments

In the 1998 business bestseller, “Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life,” by Spencer Johnson, we learned important advice on how to handle change in our business and personal lives through a motivational business fable based on a mouse who freaks out when his cheese is moved from its usual location one day.

This fable reminds us all that transitions are difficult. When we have been driving the same way to work at the same time each morning and then arrive at the same office or cubicle, it can be a harrowing experience when that all changes. Such is the case for American expats.

Summer is a time of transitions for many in the business community. Those becoming expatriates this fall know that the summer is the most common time to make the move abroad. The kids will be leaving their school and friends, which can make for a traumatic experience. For adults, it’s not much easier as there are many important things to plan and think about. Heading overseas can be an exciting experience, but it certainly isn’t hassle-free. Whether you are married, have a family, or are single, there are a lot of important elements that go into preparing for a move abroad.

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After accepting a new job overseas or a job transfer to a country outside the United States, it’s important to create a long “To Do List” with critical items like finding a place to live, forwarding mail, and finding a physician in your new country (here’s a full planning checklist). One often overlooked item on the “To Do List” is informing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that you are moving abroad.

It’s important to update your address information with the IRS so they can properly send your refund or any correspondence. You can update your address with the IRS by completing Form 8822, Change of Address at any time during the year. Failure to notify the IRS of an address change can be costly. For example, it can keep you from contesting a lien for unpaid taxes. At Expatriate Tax Returns, we understand that planning for the big move abroad is challenging and there are already so many things to think about. We can help you alleviate the stress by walking you through this journey hand-in-hand. We’ve helped thousands of U.S. expatriates successfully transition to their new country and we’ll help you too.

No matter where you are in the process of your preparation for becoming an expat, call on us for trusted, professional assistance. We’ll be with you every step of the way. Call us today at 877-382-9123 or fill out the form on our website: www.expatriatetaxreturns.com.

The World’s Only Getting More Hectic

Posted on: May 11th, 2018 by Expatriate Tax Returns No Comments

If you have been feeling like you’re head’s been spinning out of control because of the daily news cycle, you’re not alone. Each day there are new shocking revelations in the world news, and as the world appears to be getting smaller thanks to globalization, these news items affect us no matter where we are living and working. An American expat living in London, Sydney or Tel Aviv is certainly affected by news that President Trump has signed a bill changing U.S. tax laws that might affect expatriates.

You might choose to not follow the 24-hour news cycle so closely in order to preserve your sanity. However, our company, Expatriate Tax Returns, sees it as part of our mission to follow how world politics, American tax law, and other issues affect our clients financially. Our only clients are American expats and we make it our top priority to ensure that our team of accountants stays up-to-date on all changes in the tax code.

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You don’t have to follow the news because we do. That’s our job. You can focus on work, family, hobbies and everything else that’s important to you. Let us worry about how the world is changing and how those changes will affect your expatriate taxes. At Expatriate Tax Returns, we know that American expats have enough to worry about without trying to figure out expat tax preparation.

We’re here for you… our clients. Call us today at 877-382-9123.

More Expats as the World Gets Smaller

Posted on: March 12th, 2018 by Expatriate Tax Returns No Comments

 

Globalization is defined as “the process by which businesses or other organizations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale.” Globalization has made the borders between countries virtually disappear, causing the world to feel like a much smaller place. This undoubtedly has contributed to a rise in workers choosing to move abroad and become expatriates.

The vast increase in expatriates, however, hasn’t led to it being any easier to become an expat. In addition to the typical demands placed on you as you plan to relocate to a foreign country, there is a host of challenging decisions to make and financial responsibilities.

United States tax laws have long been a burden on American expats. For this reason, Expatriate Tax Returns was launched. Our team of CPAs recognized that focusing on expatriate tax returns was necessary as this had quickly become its own field of accounting. Expat taxes are confusing and preparing them is a frustration that expatriates do not want to have to burden amidst the many other challenges facing them as expatriates.

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With the growth of globalization has come the surge in technological advances. While this technological innovation has made so many things easier (like finding our company on the web!), it hasn’t caused expatriate tax return filing to be any easier or less of a hassle. Americans living abroad must file their United States tax returns in an exacting way and this can be terribly complicated (especially for a new American expat). To make this process easier and to save you precious time, the tax experts at Expatriate Tax Returns are here to handle that responsibility on your behalf.

Contact our team of expat CPAs today and then you can trust us to take care of everything. Simply fill out the form on our homepage or call us at 877-382-9123 and we’ll get the process started for you. We have your best interests in mind. The world may be getting smaller and becoming an expat may be more common, but expatriate tax returns will always be a reality.

The Big Move Means Big Decisions

Posted on: February 13th, 2018 by Expatriate Tax Returns No Comments

Now is the time of year that many big corporations are discussing HR changes for the fall. If you’re involved in these discussions, you could soon be contemplating a big move overseas.

If you plan to move abroad this year, it will be an exciting and challenging time. There are many factors to consider like what your spouse will do overseas and where your kids will go to school. There are also a plethora of opportunities and experiences to look forward to as an American expatriate. After accepting a new job overseas or a job transfer to a country outside the United States, it’s important to create a long “To Do List” with critical items like finding a place to live, forwarding mail, and finding a physician in your new country. Selecting a trustworthy and dependable CPA firm with experience working with expats is also essential.

Expatriate Tax Returns has many years of tax planning and preparation experience, specifically for expats. We put that knowledge to work for you — our clients. It’s critical to inform the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that you are moving abroad and to call our accounting team to make sure you’re prepared before you make the big move.

A few things to remember before you become an expat: update your contact information with the IRS so they can properly send your refund or any future correspondence. You can update your address with the IRS by completing Form 8822, Change of Address at any time during the year. Failure to notify the IRS of an address change can be costly. For example, it can keep you from contesting a lien for unpaid taxes. At Expatriate Tax Returns, we understand that planning for the big move abroad is challenging and there are already so many things to think about. We can help you alleviate the stress by walking you through this journey hand-in-hand. We’ve helped thousands of U.S. expatriates successfully transition to their new country and we’ll help you too.

No matter where you are in the process of your preparation for becoming an expat, call us for trusted, professional assistance. There are some many wonderful advantages to being an expatriate, but it’s also a time full of important decisions to make. Here’s an easy one: Call ExpatriateTaxReturns.com today at 877-382-9123 or fill out the form on our Website. We’ll be with you every step of the way.

Meghan Markle, World-Famous American Expatriate Now

Posted on: December 4th, 2017 by Expatriate Tax Returns No Comments

The month of December brings with it reflections on the past year and thoughts about the year to come. This is certainly true for actress Meghan Markle, known for her role as Rachel Zane on the TV series “Suits.” Markle recently announced her engagement to Prince Harry and the news broke the Internet. The couple will be married next spring in London in front of Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Charles and the whole world.

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The Los Angeles-born Meghan Markle has spent time living in Toronto while filming her television show “Suits.” This means that she already has some experience as an American expat, but her move to London and into the British Royal Family will certainly be a much larger change. As the actress Markle has announced she’ll maintain dual citizenship, she must continue to pay expatriate taxes. This soon-to-be British Royal is facing many of the same questions you will as an American expatriate.

There are many factors to consider when moving to another country outside of the U.S. There are different cultural norms, different financial statutes and often a language barrier. You must also remain responsible for any U.S. taxes owed. Expatriate tax returns are a complicated, specialized field of tax preparation.

All aspects of our tax system are currently being debated by Congress in Washington and there are no guarantees what your tax forms will look like in 2018 and beyond. For this reason, our online company, Expatriate Tax Returns, exists. You may not be a future princess of the British Royal Family, but our team of dedicated and talented CPAs will treat you like you are royalty.

Starting Fresh

Posted on: September 13th, 2015 by Expatriate Tax Returns

There is something wonderful about starting fresh. Who doesn’t appreciate the chance to begin anew and to do better. For many American expatriates, last year’s tax filing might have been a mess. Maybe it was your first year working abroad and you weren’t sure how to file your expat tax return? Maybe you trusted a company that seemed to know what they were doing on your behalf, but in the end you weren’t satisfied with the results.

Expatriate Tax Returns has been in the business of expat taxes for many years and those years have given us the experience to become the experts in the field. No matter what your expat tax situation was last year (or in previous years), there’s the opportunity to begin again. You can start fresh by hiring Expatriate Tax Returns today. We’ll set you up in our system and provide you with a dedicated account specialist. You won’t be another number to us and you will find that your account specialist is dedicated to preparing and filing your expatriate taxes in a fast and accurate manner, making sure all IRS deadlines are met.

Despite what happened in the past, make the future brighter. Call Expatriate Tax Returns at 877-382-9123 today to get started.

Getting ACA’s “Same Country Exemption” Passed

Posted on: May 1st, 2015 by Expatriate Tax Returns

It is important for all United States citizens living and working abroad to understand the American Citizens Abroad’s Same Country Exemption. This will have an important effect on expats and specifically on Expatriate Tax Returns.

The National Taxpayer Advocate has recently come out in full support of regulatory changes to both FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Report) and FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). This would make it easier for American expatriates living overseas to report tax information. At Expatriate Tax Returns, we believe that it is already a very confusing and onerous process for American expats to file their tax returns and we’re in favor of easing this process. All expats are encouraged to help the American Citizens Abroad (ACA) gather the documentation it needs to go back to the table for meetings with the U.S. Treasury.

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If you are an American resident overseas and have had a foreign financial institution close one or several of your financial accounts or have been denied banking services, it is important that you send your testimony to the ACA via email to info@americansabroad.org. If any foreign financial institution is denying you services or the ability to open a financial account due to FATCA, U.S. tax legislation or because of the fact that you are an American citizen, it is important that you let them know so you can work with ACA and the government to get these restrictions overturned. American Citizens Abroad requests that you notify them before the deadline on May 15th 2015.

Together, we can work to make it easier and less stressful for American citizens to live and work abroad. At Expatriate Tax Returns, we put our expat clients first and want them to have a worry-free experience when it comes to expat taxes. Call us today toll-free on our Support Hotline: (877)-ETAX-123 or (877)-382-9123.

You’re An Expatriate Not an Ex-Patriot

Posted on: April 14th, 2015 by Expatriate Tax Returns

Once you made the decision to become an expatriate and travel outside of the United States for a job in another country, you likely received some odd comments from friends and family. No doubt, many of them assumed that you moving to London, Paris, Tel Aviv or Sydney for work meant that you were no longer going to be a U.S. citizen. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.

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Just because you’re an expatriate, doesn’t mean you’re an ex-patriot. American expats still enjoy all of the benefits of being an American citizen, you’re just living and working abroad. And let’s be honest, you’re really enjoying your experience as an expat too. The cultural enjoyment alone is enough to wonder why more Americans don’t pack their bags for a few years out of the country.

The one thing to remember when you’re an expat, however, is that the benefits of maintaining your citizenship mean you still have to file a tax return. The expat tax return filing is different than the annual tax returns you filed while living in the U.S. and that is important to remember. Expat taxes can be confusing and that’s why it’s best to leave it to the professionals at Expatriate Tax Returns. We’ve made it our specialty and passion to work exclusively with American expats. Our process is simple and we employ the latest technology to make your expat tax filing fast, efficient and reliable.

Call our Support Hotline today at (877) ETAX-123 or (877)-382-9123 and we’ll get you set up so expat taxes are a breeze and you can enjoy your life as an expatriate.

 

Deanna B.

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2016-07-21T16:51:56+00:00
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Jeremy N

My sister recommended Lauren to me and I’m very glad she did! Lauren was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Filing taxes from abroad is new to me and so I wouldn’t have been able to do it without her help! Thanks so much Lauren for always being willing to help and make it work!
2018-05-17T01:51:16+00:00
My sister recommended Lauren to me and I’m very glad she did! Lauren was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Filing taxes from abroad is new to me and so I wouldn’t have been able to do it without her help! Thanks so much Lauren for always being willing to help and make it work!

Jason A. Miller

Expatriate Tax Returns is the #1 source for filing U.S. taxes for people living outside the U.S. Diane and her staff are easy to work with, dedicated and highly competent. I will be recommending them to all my friends currently living abroad.
2016-08-10T02:14:36+00:00
Expatriate Tax Returns is the #1 source for filing U.S. taxes for people living outside the U.S. Diane and her staff are easy to work with, dedicated and highly competent. I will be recommending them to all my friends currently living abroad.

Dennis Kopitz

All I can say is WOW! These guys had my taxes done, filed, and my larger than expected refund on the way to my bank account in less than 24 hours! Just plain amazing service. And a bargain to boot.
2016-08-10T02:14:13+00:00
All I can say is WOW! These guys had my taxes done, filed, and my larger than expected refund on the way to my bank account in less than 24 hours! Just plain amazing service. And a bargain to boot.

Laura Folts Field

The last two years Diane and Lauren have been helpful in our transition back to the US. Lauren got our taxes done within 24-48 hours both years which is impressive! I highly recommend them!
2016-08-10T02:13:57+00:00
The last two years Diane and Lauren have been helpful in our transition back to the US. Lauren got our taxes done within 24-48 hours both years which is impressive! I highly recommend them!

Jan A.

I was SO impressed by the extremely helpful assistance and warmth of the people I spoke with that I wanted to write in about it. You have some really professional and talented staff on board who know the importance of treating customers well and graciously. Thank you from Belgium!
2016-07-21T16:54:55+00:00
I was SO impressed by the extremely helpful assistance and warmth of the people I spoke with that I wanted to write in about it. You have some really professional and talented staff on board who know the importance of treating customers well and graciously. Thank you from Belgium!

Rosemary E.

Thank you so much for assisting way beyond our expectations. I reviewed the documents and they look accurate. Salem will be in on Thursday evening from Cairo. We will sign them and overnight the returns. You can bet we will be calling you for 2012.
2016-07-21T16:54:31+00:00
Thank you so much for assisting way beyond our expectations. I reviewed the documents and they look accurate. Salem will be in on Thursday evening from Cairo. We will sign them and overnight the returns. You can bet we will be calling you for 2012.

Brad B.

Thanks. Your firm has the best people I ever seen.
2016-07-21T16:54:11+00:00
Thanks. Your firm has the best people I ever seen.

Richard T.

I would like to give praise for the best tax woman I have ever had a chance to work with. My tax preparer, is a true professional in the sense of the words. She has done my taxes for two years now and I would not let any other person attempt to complete them. I want to thank the Expat tax company for caring for us the way they do.
2016-07-21T16:53:50+00:00
I would like to give praise for the best tax woman I have ever had a chance to work with. My tax preparer, is a true professional in the sense of the words. She has done my taxes for two years now and I would not let any other person attempt to complete them. I want to thank the Expat tax company for caring for us the way they do.

Christian T.

A big thank you to ExpatriateTaxReturns.com!!!! Shout out to my tax preparer who helped turn a very complicated process to a simple one!! I highly recommend you to all my fellow expats out here in Shanghai!! See you again next year!!
2016-07-21T16:53:28+00:00
A big thank you to ExpatriateTaxReturns.com!!!! Shout out to my tax preparer who helped turn a very complicated process to a simple one!! I highly recommend you to all my fellow expats out here in Shanghai!! See you again next year!!

Laurie P.

Reliable, timely and accurate!
2016-07-21T16:53:08+00:00
Reliable, timely and accurate!

Carl V.

Fortunately for me Expatriate Tax Returns can handle all my tax filing needs via email. Easy friendly and prompt. This was my first year using Expat and I was blown away by the service, speed and accuracy of my State and Federal returns. I submitted my W2 and 1099s and everything else to Diane on Saturday and by Monday I had my returns along with detailed instructions for submitting them.
2016-07-21T16:52:38+00:00
Fortunately for me Expatriate Tax Returns can handle all my tax filing needs via email. Easy friendly and prompt. This was my first year using Expat and I was blown away by the service, speed and accuracy of my State and Federal returns. I submitted my W2 and 1099s and everything else to Diane on Saturday and by Monday I had my returns along with detailed instructions for submitting them.

Claudia R.

My tax preparer is very helpful. Wonderful and timely service! Thanks!
2016-07-21T16:52:17+00:00
My tax preparer is very helpful. Wonderful and timely service! Thanks!

Rudy Patros

Diane Siriani at Expatriate Tax Returns not only took the time to prepare my expat taxes, but she answered all my questions quickly. She treated me like a professional and I have now referred many colleagues to her. Thank you so much.
2018-05-17T01:53:32+00:00
Diane Siriani at Expatriate Tax Returns not only took the time to prepare my expat taxes, but she answered all my questions quickly. She treated me like a professional and I have now referred many colleagues to her. Thank you so much.

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