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Streamlined Filing Package

Included in our flat fee:

  • 3 years of delinquent Federal Tax Returns
  • 6 years of FBARS (up to 5 accounts per FBAR form and $50 for each additional 5 accounts)
  • Help with Form 14653 to certify tax delinquency was non-willful

We understand that it can be stressful to be behind on your US taxes, but we have particular expertise in helping US expats get caught up using the Streamlined Filing Procedures. We’ve created this special Streamlined Filing Package with a flat fee to save you money and make getting caught up as hassle-free as possible!

In order to catch up using this program, the IRS requires the past 3 years of delinquent Federal Tax Returns and the past 6 years of FBARs be filed. As of June 2014, the IRS has waived all late filing and FBAR penalties for those whose lack of filing was non-willful.

Included in this flat fee is Form 14653 – Certification by US Person Residing Outside of the United States for Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures. This form is a requirement when filing using the Streamlined Filing process. The form is meant to certify that your tax delinquency was a non-willful act, which is a requirement in order to utilize the Streamlined program for getting caught up on taxes without penalties. We will give you examples to follow and help review the form and your certification statement to make sure your certification is approved by the IRS.

Why choose Greenback to help you get back on track with the IRS and US Treasury Department?

  • Expertise. True experts who have extensive experience in filing late tax returns. We file 100s of late tax returns each year.
  • Security. You upload your tax documents to a personal, secure data folder. We use 256-bit encrypted security, the same as most banks.
  • Dependability. Late filers often file at times other than tax time, and we are here for you year-round, whenever you need us.
  • Simplified. We don’t leave any financial calculations up to you — we do all
    the heavy lifting.
  • Sincerity. We pride ourselves on not just being tax experts, but easy to work with too! We know being behind with the IRS on your taxes can be daunting, and we try to allay your fears by explaining complex tax matters in layman’s terms (not jargon) so you understand your choices.

If you’re ready to get caught up, all you need to do is get started by clicking the Get Started Now button below.

Cost: $1450 USD
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Streamlined Filing Services & Pricing FAQ

  • What services do you provide for filing late tax returns?

    If you are filing taxes 1 year late, we recommend filing as soon as possible as penalties have been accruing. If you need tax assistance, learn more about our flat-fee late tax return preparation. If you were unaware that you needed to file and require several years of tax filing, you may qualify for the Streamlined Filing Procedures. If you need tax assistance, learn more about our flat-fee Streamlined Filing Package designed to save you money.

  • How do the Streamlined Procedures work?

    In 2012, the IRS launched an initiative called the Streamlined Filing Procedures to help American expats who are multiple years behind on their required tax filings. Under the program, the IRS waives all penalties for late filing and late tax payment for expats whose lack of filing was non-willful (meaning you did not intentionally evade your filing responsibilities).

    The Streamlined Filing program allows expat taxpayers to get caught up by filing only:

    • The last three years of delinquent expat tax returns
    • The last 6 years of Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR) forms
    • Form 14653 to certify that your tax delinquency was non-willful

    Note: To qualify for the Streamlined Program, you must be at least three years behind on your taxes.

    If you’re in this situation, you’re going to want to take quick action. The IRS is lenient toward those who come forward voluntarily, but if they notice your non-compliance before you have taken action, they are much less sympathetic.

    Also, the IRS can end programs like the Streamlined Filing Procedures at any time. In 2018, the IRS terminated a similar program, which could signal that the era of IRS leniency is coming to an end.

    Fortunately, Greenback can help with all aspects of your Streamlined Filing. Our experts will ensure you have everything you need to get caught up on your taxes quickly and painlessly.

  • What is included in the Streamlined Filing package and how much does it cost?

    Our Streamlined Filing package includes everything you will need to get caught up on your expat taxes penalty-free through this special IRS program. This package will help you become compliant quickly and painlessly as your accountant will handle the preparation of all 3 years of delinquent Federal Tax Returns, 6 years of FBARs, and a custom statement of explanation to the IRS for a flat fee of $1450.

    Included in our flat fee:

    • 3 years of delinquent Federal Tax Returns
    • 6 years of FBARS (up to 5 accounts per FBAR form and $50 for each additional 5 accounts)
    • Help with Form 14653 to certify tax delinquency was non-willful
  • Why should I choose Greenback over other US expat tax preparation providers?

    At Greenback, we pride ourselves in offering a service that is a cut above the rest.

    • All of our accountants are US CPAs or IRS Enrolled Agents with extensive and specific experience with expatriate taxation.
    • Your accountant will work with you and answer your questions before, during, and after your return is prepared.
    • We offer a customer portal – the Greenback Tax Companion – built 100% by customer feedback.
    • We do our best to make the US expat tax filing process as simple as possible for you with an account that becomes customized to you. Based on initial information you provide, you will be guided to upload the docs and info you need, without endless calculations and forms to complete.
    • Finally, we believe in honest, transparent, flat-fee pricing. Our prices are listed openly for you to review and understand before you engage with us.

    But don’t take our word for it! We invite you to read what our current customers have to say about why they love working with us!

  • Who are your accountants?

    The Greenback team works virtually across the US and around the world.

    This flexible structure allows us to find the most experienced accountants and professionals, regardless of where they live and also helps us to better serve Americans living abroad around the world.

    We hand select only the most experienced, knowledgeable and friendly professionals for our team. Our accountants specialize in handling international tax matters and bring with them a wealth of expat accounting expertise.

    Check out our team of US CPAs and IRS Enrolled Agents!

  • How can I pay for my US expat tax services?

    We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diner’s Club, or JCB for payment.

    If needed, you also can wire money to us directly. However, please note that there is an additional $25 charge for each incoming transfer. If you need to pay via wire transfer, please send us a message here.

    Unfortunately, we cannot accept paper checks.

    How to pay your invoice

    1. To view your invoices, log in to your Greenback Tax Companion Account and navigate to My Account and Invoices.
    2. Click “View” to see your invoice.
    3. Once you’ve opened your invoice, click the “Pay Online” button to visit our secure payment page.
    4. From there, follow the on-screen instructions to submit your payment.