We specialize in providing services to American citizens living overseas (expatriates or expats) and have been doing so since 2003.
American tax law is unique in that it demands life long financial reporting and compliance from all of its citizens, regardless of residency. Expats engaged in nothing more exotic then living, working, and conducting business are tasked with coping with a menagerie of legal acronyms such as PFIC, FBAR, FEIE, FTC, CFC, ACTC, and OVDP. All of these issues carry potentially seriously damaging consequences for non-compliance. XPAT Tax Services helps American expats navigate these hazards and avoid the damages.
American tax law starts with the tax code, which is the million-plus words found in “U.S. Code: Title 26 – INTERNAL REVENUE CODE”. But that is just the beginning. In addition, the citizen can be held accountable for not complying with published regulations and case law. While our elected officials give lip service to simplifying the tax code, they continue to add new legislation such as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and the Affordable Care Act of 2010.
Simply put, there is too much ground to cover for any one tax professional. Taxpayers need professionals that are familiar with their situation and this is especially true for expats. We are here to provide service to the niche market of expatriate U.S. citizens and green card holders. While we are based in Israel, we also provide service to taxpayers residing in all parts of the world including Australia, South Africa, France, Ireland, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Chile, Gibraltar, and Canada.
Our specialties include:
U.S. Tax Filing – Individual and Corporate Tax Returns
IRS Audit Support
Tax Planning and Consultations
FBAR and FATCA Reporting
IRS Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures
Refundable Additional Child Tax Credit and Education Credit
Israeli Taxation Issues for U.S. Citizens
Form W-9 and W-8BEN
1040NR filings for non-U.S. citizens with U.S. rental properties
XPAT Tax Services maintains a high level of clarity with every return processed. While people are often overwhelmed and intimidated by the process of filing tax returns, we break down the process into easy-to-understand steps for each client to follow.
XPAT prides itself on having a personal relationship with each of our clients. While most tax work is completed electronically for your convenience, we are always available to speak on the phone and hold personal meetings by request. We believe the better we know our clients, the better we can service them.
XPAT fees are reasonable and competitive.
We are certain to comply with all tax laws while also making sure our clients minimize the amount of tax due each year.