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A small business US tax return is not needed if you are operating as a sole proprietorship. Income can simply be reported as self-employment income on a Schedule C as part of your individual Federal Tax Return. Self-employment income reporting is part of our standard Federal US Tax Return Package at no additional cost.
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You work directly with a knowledgeable CPA or IRS Enrolled Agent on your Federal Tax Return. Our entire team specializes in expat tax preparation.
We have clients in 217 countries and territories, so we are very familiar with US expat taxes across the globe.
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Most people don’t need any additional forms beyond those included in our flat fees, but if you need any, we can prepare these at an additional charge. Please see FATCA reporting and additional services and pricing for more information.
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As an American expat, do I need to file a US Federal Tax Return?
What is your fee for a US Federal Income Tax Return?
What forms and schedules do I need to file with my US tax return?
No matter the situation, US expats will need to complete Form 1040, the same form you would need to file if you were living in the US.
In addition, US expats will also want to complete Form 2555 (Foreign Earned Income Exclusion) and/or Form 1116 (Foreign Tax Credit) to take advantage of the tools in place to avoid double taxation.The schedules you need to file will depend on your personal circumstances, but the most common ones are:
If a US expat is associated with any foreign financial accounts where the cumulative balances exceeded $10,000 at any time during the tax year, a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) must be filed with the US Department of the Treasury. The FBAR filing deadline has changed to follow the Federal filing deadline of April 15th, but US expats receive an automatic two-month extension until June 15th.
Our standard Federal Tax Return was built as a package to include forms that most expats need, in one flat fee, with no surprises. As far as the forms we include in our standard Federal Tax Return, here is a comprehensive list:
We’re really proud of our pricing, as we offer fixed and transparent fees which means you never have to worry about surprises on your bill! All our fees are listed here: https://www.greenbacktaxservices.com/expat-tax-pricing/
How do I meet my accountant?
This is where the magic happens. Within one business day after you sign up, you’ll be introduced to one of our awesome accountants who will fully review your situation, answer any questions you may have and work to ensure your tax return is accurate and uncovers all the best opportunities for savings and deductions.
Do you prepare tax returns for other countries, as well?
At this time, our accountants can provide expert tax services and advice for the US, UK, and CAN. However, we are looking into expanding our network to include additional country-specific accountants – so this may be an option in the near future. Check back with us frequently for updates!
Can you still file for me even if I don’t have records or paperwork for my income?
In short, the answer is yes. We have found that in many foreign countries (especially in the Middle East where they have no income tax), the documentation that comes along with your income (if you receive any documentation at all!) can be very different from what you would receive in the US. Fortunately, our experience in dealing with these types of situations allows us to file your US return anyway.
In situations like these, we will ask that you provide your total income and the total taxes paid. We will also need information on any other income and/or expenses paid out – this would include bank interest and dividends, school payments, childcare expenses, housing costs, etc. Lastly, any proof of employment would help. A statement from your employer which states you are employed will help, should the IRS question your non-W2 income. Having copies of your bank statements that show the deposits you receive from your employer is another good idea.
Generally, once you start working with a preparer, they will request any other necessary information. As each situation is different, these documents may vary depending on the circumstances!
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