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UK Accountant that has USA tax treaty and can complete IRS returns

Old Aug 12th 2020, 4:24 pm
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One of the many quandaries of returning to the UK - My original post is in the USA forum but got advised quite rightly that I may get a better response from Brits in this forum who have returned and have sourced a dependable, reasonably priced accountant that can complete HMRC and IRS tax returns and is aware of the UK/USA tax treaty.

I have started to research Ingleton Partners and had a recommend for EQ Tax Experts in Scotland.

Apologies to the excellent moderators if this well worn question has been answered already.
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Old Aug 13th 2020, 2:14 am
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Did you get any costings from this company?
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Old Aug 18th 2020, 10:19 pm
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I left Ingleton a fairly detailed yet exploratory few questions on their website and got this:Please also note that we offer fixed fee engagements where affairs are straightforward. For such engagements, please see our cost below:

US Tax Return - £1,600 + VAT

FBAR - £300 + VAT

UK Tax Return - £1,300 + VAT

Our hourly rates are set out below:

Director/Consultant £536 - £750

Assistant Manager/Manager £300 - £450

Associate £200 - £268

I emailed back to say this is probably out of my league as I am in a more 'regular' position - just an average job in the USA, a bit of savings/401k not much - no multiple properties, investments here there and everywhere etc.

Haven't contacted the EQ Tax Experts in Scotland just yet. But they looked from their website to have a good bit of knowledge and experience.
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Old Aug 24th 2020, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by freerskier View Post

US Tax Return - £1,600 + VAT

FBAR - £300 + VAT

UK Tax Return - £1,300 + VAT
Dear me that seems expensive! Good motivation to try and figure out how to do this ones self I think!
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There's 2 companies that always gets a mention here in central Florida. I haven't used either but would certainly consider if need be. First.. Jan Doughty CPA 321 784 8329 and Harding Bell accountants office in Kissimmee.
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This is the lady I have used in the past, I found her very good
https://www.linkedin.com/in/helena-turner-b27b8b22/?originalSubdomain=uk

This is their business website
https://www.ustaxfs.com/individual-tax-2/

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Old Sep 29th 2020, 10:55 pm
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Thanks for the above recommendations.
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Default Re: UK Accountant that has USA tax treaty and can complete IRS returns

I pay $100 to get my US tax filed. I didn't expect to 3000 quid per annum in the UK. That would be out of the question. Surely the quoted price above is not the norm??
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Old Sep 30th 2020, 4:06 pm
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Does anyone have more information on this? The figure quoted above has come as quite a shock for me--that would be a substantial part of my pension and there is no way I could afford to pay something like that. Is there anyone here who has experience with filing tax and how much tax accountants charge?
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Old Sep 30th 2020, 5:45 pm
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Just had an exploratory phone conversation with Harding Bell based in Florida, and glad to say their ball park figure is a fraction of that of the UK company cited above.
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Default Re: UK Accountant that has USA tax treaty and can complete IRS returns

I haven’t used them but have been researching this company and they seem reasonable.

https://www.taxesforexpats.com/
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