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Streamlined Tax Amnesty Program

Many U.S. citizens living abroad are unaware they are legally obligated to file an annual U.S. federal tax return. Others have been filing them incorrectly with essential details missing, such as non-US income, pensions and retirement accounts. These people have a chance to become U.S. tax compliant once more, risk-free, via the IRS Streamlined Tax Amnesty program.

STIMULUS PAYMENTS
U.S. citizens and Green Card holders are eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit which is a refundable payment. To be eligible, your worldwide income during 2020 or 2021 needed to be less than US$75,000. You need a valid Social Security Number.
We can claim up to $3,200 for you via the IRS Tax Amnesty program.

 

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Why should I use the IRS Streamlined Tax Amnesty Program?

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3 + 6 YEARS

Whether you’ve never filed a US tax return or it’s been 20 years, you only need to file 3 tax returns & 6 FBARs to qualify for Amnesty.

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YOU’RE OFF THE HOOK

Once you’re up to date, the IRS won’t ask for any further tax returns and you’re 100% US tax compliant.

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NO PENALTIES

The IRS promises no late filing fees or penalties when you file under the protection of the Streamlined Tax Amnesty. Interest can apply to tax due.

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DO I PAY U.S. TAX?

If you’re paying tax in the country you’re living in, it’s highly unlikely. If you don’t, those with high income may have to pay some US tax. There are other occasions too.

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Why do I have to file US taxes when I live abroad?

In very simple terms, it’s United States law.

All US citizens, regardless of where they live, have to report their worldwide income every year by filing a US tax return.

The US is one of only two countries in the world where the taxation system is based on citizenship.

Almost every other country is residency-based, and this leads to a rise in confusion over filing US tax returns and obligations once you’ve moved abroad.

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Surely I can’t be the only one that didn’t know?

You’re certainly not the only one. Over 48,000 people have already caught up on their US taxes via the Streamlined Tax Amnesty program.

Thousands of American citizens living abroad have failed to submit their tax returns to the IRS simply because they didn’t know they had to, or they received poor, incorrect advice.

Starting a new life abroad can make most of us forget about previous tax responsibilities back in the US, and that’s if you ever knew in the first place!

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Can anyone use the Streamlined Tax Amnesty?

No, not everyone.

The main criteria are:

1. You didn’t know you had to file US tax returns OR you’ve been filing them incorrectly.

2. You’ve lived outside of the United States for at least one year out of the last three.

3. The IRS has not contacted you in regards to filing tax returns in the last three years.

I’m 10 years behind! How does it work?

Why work with Expat Tax Online?

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EXPERIENCE MATTERS

We’ve already taken over 3,000 people successfully through the IRS Tax Amnesty. Do it once. Do it right.

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WE’RE LICENSED

At least 35 members of our tax team are licensed by the IRS. That’s easy to verify on the official IRS website.

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CLIENT MANAGER

You’ll have a dedicated team member by your side throughout the process. Our tax questionnaire is easy to use.

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PRICE LEADER

We’re proud to be the industry price leader. We include hundreds of extra IRS forms without additional fees. Expect a fixed price from the outset. No surprises.

What’s the process?

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1. QUESTIONNAIRE

Complete our simple online questionnaire, upload any statements, and we’ll do the rest.

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2. NUMBER CRUNCH

Leave all the calculations and the tough stuff to us. Our accountants love it.

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3. PRINT & SIGN

Download your completed tax package and sign the highlighted areas. All Streamlined Amnesty applications need to be mailed to a specific IRS address.

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4. SHARE THE LOVE

We’ll strive to earn a 5-star review from you. If we’ve done a great job, please tell your friends. 

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Frequently Asked Questions.

How much is the Amnesty program and what’s included?

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3 Federal Tax Returns
The basis of the IRS Streamlined Amnesty program is that we prepare and file the last 3 overdue tax returns.

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Dedicated Client Manager
The basis of the IRS Streamlined Amnesty program is that we prepare and file the last 3 overdue tax returns.

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6 Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBAR)
We need to prepare FBARs for the last 6 years. The FBAR provides information about your non-US bank accounts. We report the account number, we say if it’s a joint account, and the highest balance during the year.

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Triple Check Guarantee
The basis of the IRS Streamlined Amnesty program is that we prepare and file the last 3 overdue tax returns.


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Streamlined Certification
This is the legal bit and we’ll take care of it. We simply ask you why you haven’t been filing US tax returns. Your answer can be as simple as “I didn’t know I had to”.

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IRS Audit Support
In the unlikely event of an audit by the IRS, we’ll be on hand to support you through the process.

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Signed By An IRS Licensed Professional
Every tax return prepared by Expat Tax Online is signed by an IRS licensed tax professional (EA or CPA). You’ll see their name and IRS license number on your tax return and so will the IRS.

Extra-Fees

What about extra fees?
The majority of clients pay our base rate. There are certain types of investments that require additional paperwork. The most common examples are large shareholdings, investing in stocks and shares and making contributions to certain types of non-US retirement accounts. Minor additional fees can be added for those with high income, self-employment income and rental property ownership.

IRS Streamlined Tax Amnesty program

Usually US$1,195

SAVE OVER $500
ENDS SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

What are clients saying?

JEANETTE, UK

“Really competitive price.”
“They save you headache and worry.”

CANDICE, UK

“Always available and responsive.”
”I got Child Tax Credit Refunds & Stimulus Payments.”

KATIE, UK

“Extremely knowledgeable”
”They did what was right for me & my family.”

Jennifer, NZ

“My tax info can be rolled over next year”

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Expat Tax Online is where the process is made easy for those seeking amnesty. Clients are helped with the requirements and are successfully guided through the process.

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“I recommend Expat Tax Online to any American citizen residing overseas. They are professional, thorough, and easy to work with…”

– Madison McCoy.