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Old May 16th 2018, 1:30 am
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Hi can someone please recommend a good tax accountant in California that can help file both my US and UK tax returns? Thanks! I looked at buzzacots but they are so expensive.
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Old May 22nd 2018, 3:58 pm
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Hi manbearpig,

You posted at 5:30 pm on a weekday, when most people in the USA are eating dinner, spending time with family, and going to sleep. Please be patient for someone to come along during the day to respond.

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You will probably want to define "expensive". The US tax return alone can run you $300 - $400.

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Hi Rene! Just a little dry tues humo(u)r on my behalf
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Originally Posted by Noorah101 View Post
You will probably want to define "expensive". The US tax return alone can run you $300 - $400.

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good point - I was quoted about GPB3000 for both US and UK returns
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Are you in the UK or USA? You need a tax person in California, but you were quoted in GBP?

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Originally Posted by Noorah101 View Post
Are you in the UK or USA? You need a tax person in California, but you were quoted in GBP?

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I'm in CA - Buzzacotts are based in the UK so was quoted prior to my move. I had heard many british expats use them to file both US and UK returns.
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The UK based company I looked at using and got some advice from is Helena Turner, Author at US Tax & Financial Services
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The UK based company I looked at using and got some advice from is
thank you i'll ask them for a quote!
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You are probably better off getting an accountant here in the US who has done this for other UK expats. And the return cost will depend upon how many forms have to be filed (i.e., how complicated the return is). Like are there rental properties, mortgages, investments and capital gains, business holdings, etc, in one or both countries?

Someone like this could help
Expatriate Tax Service in San Francisco | San Francisco Small Business / Individual CPA Tax Service - Bay Area Accountants

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You are probably better off getting an accountant here in the US who has done this for other UK expats. And the return cost will depend upon how many forms have to be filed (i.e., how complicated the return is). Like are there rental properties, mortgages, investments and capital gains, business holdings, etc, in one or both countries?

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Thank you that's very helpful - I had the same thoughts recently. At the very least we'll be in the same timezone
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