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Finding a good tax accountant on LI, experienced with foreign/UK nationals?

Old Mar 13th 2012, 8:29 pm
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I'm a J-1 visa holder, but have been in the US long enough to be resident for tax purposes; after struggling through my FBAR, 8938 and schedule B this year I'd like to make sure I have some professional help in the future. Plus this September I'm marrying a US citizen which will probably make things even more complicated.
Lots of advice on tax issues here ends with 'speak to a pro' or something similar but I'm not sure how to find someone who is reliable and experienced with dealing with the tax issues of foreign nationals. Google searches tend to bring up experts on tax for US citizens living in 'foreign' countries. Can anyone offer suggestions of where to start looking or even a recommendation in the eastern Long Island area?
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If you search BE, you'll find a few recommendations and no doubt see Pete Newton getting mentioned a lot. He's based in NY.
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That's exactly the kind of thing I was looking for, thanks.
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That's exactly the kind of thing I was looking for, thanks.
Many on BE use Peter even if they don't live in NY.
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+1 For Pete Newton
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Plus this September I'm marrying a US citizen which will probably make things even more complicated.
Not until next tax season!

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Old Mar 13th 2012, 10:53 pm
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Not until next tax season!

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True, but the fear is already on me.
Thanks everyone, I'll give Pete a go.
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+1 For Pete Newton
I use Pete for my taxes. Definately contact him.
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