Communication from the IRS

Now that Tax Day has passed, some consumers may open their mailbox to find a letter from the IRS. The IRS will always communicate via mail, so it is essential to read the letter carefully and in its entirety. The IRS may reach out for various reasons, including a change in your refund, a question regarding your tax return, a request for more information, or a balance is due.
If the request is for an audit, give our team a call, we are always available to assist you throughout the entire process.
It is important to respond timely to any request sent via the IRS and act accordingly. If a balance is requested, pay as soon as possible to avoid further issues. Options for payment installments can be found on the IRS website.
The IRS will only reach out via email, phone calls, or emails claiming to be the IRS should be considered fraudulent.

IRS Rolls Out New Digital Security Tools

The IRS is implementing tools to reduce the possibility of identity theft. Over the next year, users will begin using ID.me to access digital tools including any online accounts and the Child Tax Credit Update Portal.

The IRS is focusing on security improvements over the next year to ensure that “taxpayer information is provided only to the person who legally has a right to the data.” (IRS)

According to the release, those who already have IRS accounts can log in as normal until next summer but are encouraged to create an ID.me account as soon as possible.

To set up an account, users will need proof of identity in the form of a driver’s license or passport.

The IRS has created a website to assist with the ID.me sign-in process.

Click the link below to learn more.

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The World’s Only Getting More Hectic

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.

Our Expatriate Clients are First & Foremost

Have you noticed that in our society, taking responsibility isn’t what it used to be? Too many service related companies have made customer service a low priority. At Expatriate Tax Returns, we put our clients first and their tax needs are foremost for all of our tax professionals.

While some service related companies try to shift the blame, we take responsibility. When it comes to tax preparation, taking responsibility is the utmost principle. Our professionals take their responsibility to our clients, who are living abroad, very seriously and we understand the trust our clients place in us can never be taken lightly. As expats, your tax returns are your own responsibility, but you have placed the trust in us to prepare them efficiently and effectively.

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Our team of tax experts feels that sense of responsibility for your tax returns. We are cognizant that you have a responsibility to the U.S. government to file your expatriate tax returns in a timely manner. When we all place value on being responsible, we are all successful. Your tax returns to the U.S. are filed and paid on time, and we maintain the trust that you have placed in us.

It’s not easy for American citizens to relocate to another nation, far from home, and we understand this. We take it as our responsibility to ensure you understand the Foreign Tax Credit, your rights as an American expatriate, and that you are reminded of the IRS deadlines for tax filing.

No matter where in this world you currently live and work, the expatriate tax laws must be respected. It can certainly be a hassle to have to file these taxes each year, but we thank you for placing that trust in us and know that we will honor and respect your trust by serving you to the best of our ability at all times. This is the cornerstone of what we stand for at Expatriate Tax Returns — your expatriate tax professionals. Call us today at (877) 382-9123.