The world is getting smaller
and the Internal Revenue Service is getting smarter and more aggressive. In
the past years they have hired thousand of new employees to work in their
International Tax Division which deals with expatriates. Now, U.S. Citizens
and permanent residents are
being required to prove they have filed their U.S. income tax returns no matter where
they live in the world when renewing passports, applying to have a
nonresident spouse live with them in the U.S., as well as other non tax
related activities involving the U.S. government. If you are a green
card holder and wish to renew or become a U.S. Citizen, they are going to
make you prove you have filed all of your U.S. income tax returns
We are the experts in preparing past years tax returns
for our clients who have failed to file those previous years' returns
while living abroad or in the U.S. We prepare those previous year returns in an efficient and speedy manner.
Most often due to
foreign tax credits and the foreign earned income exclusion the preparation
of past years returns still does not result in any taxed owed. The IRS
can only charge penalties or disallow the foreign earned income exclusion if
taxes are owed for that particular tax year when the return is filed late.
Because Don Nelson a US attorney., he
can provide his clients with the privacy of attorney client privilege
and total confidentiality when
discussing past unfiled or unpaid taxes and provide legal solutions to that
problem. Other accountants and C.P.A.s cannot provide you with that
privilege and the IRS can force those professionals to divulge
information which the IRS should not hear.
The IRS statute of limitations for assessing taxes
never expires if you fail to file a tax return for any tax year. As a
US Citizen or permanent resident if your income exceeds a certain
minimum amount (which varies for each calendar year) you must file a U.S.
income tax return no matter where you live in the world and regardless of
the fact you may be paying taxes in your residence country. If you fail to
claim a foreign earned income exclusion (Form 2555) within 18 months of your
returns due date the IRS can deny that income exclusion.
If you wish to discuss the
ramifications and consequences of filing your past yet to be filed returns,
and the tax law and rules that apply to your particular situation, you can
request a "mini consultation" by phone
or email which for a fee of $300 US will provide you with up to 30 minutes of
Mr. Nelson's expert consultation and advice prior to any tax return
What is the simple procedure to have all of your past
year returns prepared?
1. We will send you a simple questionnaire which you
will fill out for all years in which you owe a tax return. You may always at
any time ask questions by email, fax or telephone.
2. If if will be helpful to look at your IRS record,
we will order a copy of your IRS official transcript for all years involved.
With the transcript we will be able to tell you any income that has been
recorded against your social security number, and any assessments made by
the IRS or if those assessments have expired.
3. After reviewing your data, we will send you a fee
quote for the preparation of all your past returns. If we are doing many
years at once that quote will be reduced by the "bulk rate" discount.
4. After you approve our reasonable fee quote, we will prepare
the returns. We will probably have questions which can be resolved by email,
phone or fax. The returns will then be sent you for your signature and
filing by email attachment, fax, or the delivery service of your choice.
If you provide us with the data in good order the entire process can take as
little as 1 1/2 to 2 weeks.
Please phone, email or fax us with questions
and to discuss
your special situation. Most of our clients who have made the move to file
past years returns have found the process simpler than they initially
imagined and once it is accomplished they have found a great pressure
removed from their life.
We also help entering or exiting
nonresident U.S. visa holders each year file "dual status" returns in their
first or final year of U.S. residency including the required form 8854 which is
DOWNLOAD YOUR 2019 TAX QUESTIONNAIRES FOR YOUR PERSONAL RETURN AND OTHER
INTERNATIONAL TAX FORMS
(you can also use to catch up with the IRS for earlier years)
Please note that when downloading it may ask you for a
password. There is none. Just keep clicking to download and after several
tries it will stop asking for a password and download.