For US citizens living overseas, taxes are complicated. I’m sure no one is surprised to hear that the US tax system is complex compared to most nations.
Many people do not realize that as a US person for tax purposes, they must file a United States tax return every year, even if they did not make any money from US sources. This requirement can be triggered by income as low as USD 400, depending on the taxpayer’s filing status. There is a lot more detail available on these thresholds in the US Expat Tax Guide for 2018.
Most international companies that ask people to take overseas assignments also give them the information they need to meet their United States tax obligations. But, there are others who could easily be surprised to learn they owe taxes or missed a filing deadline.
There is fortunately a company that can help. Taxes for Expats offers tax filing services that will take the burden of understanding tax laws off your shoulders so that you can relax knowing you’ve complied with the law and will not be subject to fines for failing to file or making an error.
Taxes for Expats has been preparing tax returns for more than twenty-five years. They know how to make filing taxes as painless as it can be.
When you choose to engage with TFX, you will be working directly with highly experienced professionals. Every tax preparer at TFX has over 10 years of relevant experience – and many have over twenty years. And, every single one of them is a United States citizen who understands US tax law. Taxes for Expats will never outsource any tax preparation work.
During this process you have access to these experts 18 hours each day. An expert is available by phone or with an online chat session. Even living abroad you can access them when it is convenient for you.
Clear Pricing Structure
There are many reasons to work with Taxes for Expats, but one that is appreciated by all of their clients is the clear, straight-forward pricing structure. Because the experts at Taxes for Expats have so much experience, they know what it takes to file US tax returns. They can translate this knowledge into simple pricing – you’ll never see a complex, hard-to-understand pricing chart from them!
A single-year return is as low as $350, flat fee. The price is actually comparable to a domestic tax return!
Working with TFX
Taxes for Expats has made it a priority to create a simple system for their clients. They have put a great deal of effort into developing an easy-to-use, secure portal. Instead of uploading documents, you simply respond to questions on the web portal. This questionnaire will collect everything they need from you to complete your taxes accurately. It will even copy the information forward to future year tax returns.
It should go without saying in the modern world, but just to be sure – know that TFX encrypts everything using AES-256 encryption technology, which is industry standard.
How to Begin
Starting work with Taxes for Expats is easy.
Simply register, then schedule your 30-minute introductory phone call. This call is free but requires a $50 retainer towards the tax return fees. The experts at TFX will answer any questions you have.
Next, go online and complete the questionnaire. After answering these questions, you’ll receive an engagement letter. The engagement letter will detail the service TFX agrees to provide you, and the fees for the work. Sign the letter electronically, then sit back while the TFX experts complete your return.
The preparation process usually takes about fifteen days. Once your return is complete, simply review it, make your payment, and instruct TFX to electronically file it.
The process is just as easy, and often easier, than interacting with a local CPA for domestic taxes.
A Tax Partner You Can Trust
You know how important it is to get your taxes right. You want to know you are compliant with the law, but you also want to minimize the taxes you owe. Choosing an expert to help you is a decision you don’t take lightly. Unfortunately, the realities of living abroad make finding a local partner virtually impossible. And even face-to-face interviews are difficult. You must rely on the testimonials of current clients.
Watch the many video testimonials from TFX clients. These clients are clearly satisfied, or they would not have taken the time to record their testimonial. Anyone can write a review, but these folks put a lot of effort into expressing their satisfaction with TFX.
Another piece of evidence to look for in choosing a tax partner is the number of clients who trust them. Taxes for Expats files returns for over 20,000 people at 1,000 different organizations all around the world, including big names like Google, Microsoft, and IBM. These clients live in over 190 countries.