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The benefits of working with a US tax professional

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Farnell Clarke

If you are looking for ways to maximize your tax return and minimize your stress, working with a tax professional may be the solution you need. A tax professional can help you in a myriad of ways, including:

1. Claiming all eligible deductions and credits: Making sure you are taking advantage of all deductions and credits that you are eligible for. This can include deductions for foreign earned income, charitable donations, medical expenses, and mortgage interest, as well as credits for education and childcare expenses.

2. Advising on contributing to tax-advantaged retirement accounts: Your tax professional can advise on making contributions to tax-advantaged retirement accounts, such as a 401(k) or an IRA, and can reduce your taxable income and increase your tax refund. They can consider the tax implications in both countries, helping you make informed decisions to grow your wealth efficiently.

3. Advising on timing of your deductions: Consider timing your deductions so that you can claim them in the year when you will get the most benefit.

4. Keeping accurate records: provide guidance on how to best organize your financial records and manage your finances in a tax-efficient way.

5. Meeting your filing obligations: Ensuring your US taxes are filed correctly, on time, and in the most tax efficient way. Your tax professional can assist with catching up with delinquent returns to ensure your obligations are fulfilled in the future.

6. Managing risk: Your tax professional can identify and explain any potential risks and discuss opportunities to mitigate them. Your tax professional can assist with the handling of any possible IRS inquiries or audits and how to appropriately respond to these.

7. Double taxation: Help you to claim the correct foreign tax credits in each jurisdiction and to mitigate your risks of double taxation, as well as ensuring your taxes are paid in the right tax year to maximize your available tax credits.

8. Tax Relief: Advise on relevant Tax Treaty claims to your situation, which can be an invaluable source of tax relief, and can help ease the burden of reporting and paying tax in two countries at once.

By working with a tax professional, you can ensure peace of mind knowing your tax matters are being handled by a knowledgeable expert who understand the complexities of international taxation; so you can maximize your US tax return to keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket.


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