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Our CPAs Focus on U.S. Tax Issues for Overseas Clients

The United States is one of a handful of countries that vigorously pursues taxpayers worldwide. Don’t expect to avoid paying US taxes by living overseas. Get started with a no cost review of your situation.

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I’m a Certified Public Accountant with 30 years diversified business experience operating as your Certified Public Accountant with a specialty in international taxation preparation and planning. After living in Saudi Arabia, Korea, and Japan, Ted became aware first-hand of the challenges that complying with U.S. tax law can present when living abroad. Now that Ted has returned to Oregon, he devotes his practice providing tax services to expatriates in those countries and around the world.

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Tax Preparation

US Tax Help provides business and personal income tax preparation services for US citizens throughout and outside the United States. A professional tax preparer can save you money by finding credits and deductions you qualify for, while simultaneously helping you comply with state and federal tax regulations.

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Tax Planning

Our tax planning services are designed to help you, your family, and your business utilize the tax code more effectively. The purpose of tax planning is to mitigate your tax liabilities while developing a tax-efficient financial strategy for retirement and making investments.

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Tax Disclosure Compliance

The IRS has established several programs that offer eligible taxpayers reduced penalties in exchange for the voluntary disclosure of unreported income and accounts. If you have undisclosed US or foreign income to report, we can help you explore your options for participating in programs like the IRS-CI Voluntary Disclosure Program or Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures.

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Audit Representation

If you or your business has been chosen for a tax audit, CPA Ted Kleinman is ready to provide comprehensive audit defense services. He will prepare you for what to expect, deal with IRS auditors and requests for documentation on your behalf, and protect your legal rights as a taxpayer throughout every stage of the audit process.

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Transactional Tax Issues

If you are a US expat or foreign national, such as a lawful permanent resident alien (green card holder), tax accountant Ted Kleinman can help you resolve the complex tax issues arising from the purchase of real estate or business entities in the United States. We will guide you through the filing requirements and tax liabilities that apply to your unique situation.

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Consultation

I do not take on consulting clients for less than $975.00. However, if our initial call lasts for less than 2 hours, you can use the remaining time for questions you may have in the future or apply the balance towards tax preparation services. I charge in 15-minute increments. I require that the $975.00 be paid in advance. I’ll send you an E-Invoice to pay the retainer from a US account via bank debit after I receive your introductory email and brief fact pattern. If you would like to schedule a call, please send me an email suggesting a time and make the $975.00 payment or call (541) 923-0903. If you decide to proceed with a professional relationship, I would prefer to review documents prior to the consultation. Sensitive documents may be sent securely using my Secure Portal.

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Tax Preparation

The “minimum charge” for tax preparation is $975 The final price is determined after “scope of work” is established. I establish scope of work by reviewing documents. The types of documents needed for the review will be outlined in response to your introductory email and brief fact pattern. There is “no charge” for reviewing documents and providing a price quote. So, you are in control of the process. If you decide not to proceed after my review you owe me nothing. Sensitive documents may be sent securely using my Secure Portal. If I’m able to accept you as a client, I’ll send you my standard engagement letter for your review and approval. Once the engagement letter is approved and the retainer paid; I’ll lay-out my work plan and your responsibilities in detail.

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Where Does the IRS Target Expats?

The United States vigorously pursues taxes worldwide and a common mistake many Expats make is assuming their US tax obligations disappear once they move overseas. In fact the US maintains tax treaties with over 66 countries which exchange tax information with the IRS. The US spends over 5 billion dollars a year in the auditing, discovery, collections and prosecution of US citizens living or working abroad. All of this work yields more than 55 billion dollars in additional tax revenue for the IRS. With the help of an experienced CPA you can lower your tax, minimize or eliminate certain interest and penalties, and avoid tax liens and levies by acting now. Don’t wait! The IRS dedicates significant resources to collect taxes in the following countries. A full list can be found here.

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United Kingdom

An existing tax treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom influences your US tax return in nearly all facets, including your income reporting and retirement plans. Unraveling the complexities of these co-mingled tax systems requires the services of an experienced CPA. I have experience in dealing with these tax matters proactively or after the fact.

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Mexico

The tax system in Mexico changed dramatically in 2014 increasing your maximum tax rate as an individual to as much as 35 percent. Your personal deduction allowances also changed along with stepped-up enforcement of foreign account disclosures to the US Treasury. These requirements sound daunting, but you have help. Let’s go over the new tax rules together.

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Canada

Canadian residents with US filing requirements often run afoul of the IRS when preparing a US tax return thanks to Canadian registered retirement plans. If you have a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF), I need to speak with you about navigating the intricate reporting requirements to satisfy the demands of Canada as well as US tax authorities.

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China

Educators, including teachers and professors, working in China often run into tax-related issues due to US income disclosure requirements. New mandates by the IRS make these types of filings tricky, but I have in-depth experience guiding educators through these hurdles, including declaring wages tax exempt under Treaty Based Return Position Disclosure (Form 8833).

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Saudi Arabia

The US considers Saudi Arabia a combat zone for military personnel and qualified civilians. Tax reporting for individuals working there requires specialized knowledge. Make sure you receive proper benefits for putting your life at risk. I’m a CPA with experience in combat zone designations, hypothetical tax, and tax equalization. I’ve lived and worked in Saudi Arabia and have a keen insight into these issues.

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Switzerland

Workers as well as retirees with Swiss bank accounts, including retirement funds, may have unique US tax reporting due to recent changes in disclosures led by the IRS. Due to the complex nature of Swiss Social Security and its various branches, successfully meeting all domestic and international requirements for tax filings is difficult without an experienced CPA working with you. US taxpayers working or retired in Switzerland with Swiss bank accounts and retirement funds may have unique US tax reporting tax and disclosure requirements. Due to the complex nature of the Swiss tax and retirement system, successfully meeting all US and international requirements for tax filings is difficult without an experienced CPA working with you.

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Ted Kleinman, CPA

About Ted Kleinman, CPA

At US Tax Help, I’m not here for the IRS or for the government of any country: I’m here for my clients. I’m a Certified Public Accountant with 30 years diversified business experience operating as your Certified Public Accountant with a specialty in international taxation preparation and planning. I will personally handle all your tax preparation needs and be available to address your concerns and questions in a timely, expert manner. My clients benefit from my public accounting experience which includes auditing, tax planning and preparation, and management advisory services in diversified industries from real estate development and construction to manufacturing, service, and professional corporations.

What Our Clients Say

“I was pleasantly surprised when Ted returned my call within 15 minutes of leaving him a message. He spent over an hour with me (on an international call!) explaining some of the nuances of US-UK tax treatment in general, as well as discussing my situation specifically – and this was even before I had engaged him as an advisor!”

Ritesh S. Doshi
London , UK

What Our Clients Say

“I was pleasantly surprised when Ted returned my call within 15 minutes of leaving him a message. He spent over an hour with me (on an international call!) explaining some of the nuances of US-UK tax treatment in general, as well as discussing my situation specifically – and this was even before I had engaged him as an advisor!”

Ritesh S. Doshi
London , UK

What Our Clients Say

“I was pleasantly surprised when Ted returned my call within 15 minutes of leaving him a message. He spent over an hour with me (on an international call!) explaining some of the nuances of US-UK tax treatment in general, as well as discussing my situation specifically – and this was even before I had engaged him as an advisor!”

Ritesh S. Doshi
London , UK

What Our Clients Say

“I was pleasantly surprised when Ted returned my call within 15 minutes of leaving him a message. He spent over an hour with me (on an international call!) explaining some of the nuances of US-UK tax treatment in general, as well as discussing my situation specifically – and this was even before I had engaged him as an advisor!”

Ritesh S. Doshi
London , UK