About Us

Experienced & Dedicated to Expat Tax

Experienced

At TFX we have been preparing taxes for U.S. expats for over 25 years. We have helped thousands of clients in over 165 countries.

While an average tax preparer or CPA may prepare returns for only a handful of clients living abroad, our business is 100% dedicated to them. This focus enables us to provide best in class service at very competitive rates.

Transparent Fee structure

Fee structure

Fees Page

$350 for Federal ($450 if income is over $100k USD) and $100 for State Returns. Beware of any professionals who do not list prices on their websites.

Simple & Secure Tax Return Process

Returns

We created a simple tax return process that makes filing your US taxes a breeze. Clients simply upload relevant documents to our secure server and we take care of the rest.

Super Customer Reviews

Customer reviews

Over 350 Independent Reviews on TrustPilot

We offer the same level of service online that you would receive by visiting our office - without having to leave your home. We make customer service our highest priority - and are always ready to answer your questions.

Living abroad presents enough challenges - filing your U.S. taxes shouldn't be one of them.

Management Profile

Profile

TFX was founded and is operated by Ines Zemelman - IRS authorized Enrolled Agent with 25 years of international tax experience. Mrs. Zemelman is a renowned expert in expatriate taxation who has helped thousands of expats stay on the good side of the IRS.

How to Compare Firms - Questions to Ask

Compare

There are many firms offering Tax Prep Services, which one is right for you? After all, everybody has a pretty website and promises to deliver superb results at reasonable prices.

As a non-accountant, you simply don’t know which factors are important and which are just window-dressing (we face the same set of problems when picking doctors, lawyers or other professionals in the fields where we are not experts).

To help you decide, we prepared the following list of questions you should ask the firms you are considering - and our answers to them.

  1. Taxes for Expats (TFX) has been preparing American expatriate taxes for 23 years.
  1. At TFX we have over 350 testimonials with an independent review site TrustPilot. Beware of companies that only list reviews on their own site - as you have no way of knowing if they are legitimate or were written by the company itself.
  1. Every return prepared by TFX is checked by two pairs of eyes - the CPA or IRS Enrolled Agent who works with you on the case and a senior supervisor who double-checks their work.
  1. TFX offers 100% upfront pricing.
  2. All of our fees are listed on our website - and you don’t have to talk to anybody before seeing how much we charge. The prices do not fluctuate depending on the client’s personal circumstances.
  1. TFX represents many clients who come to us with difficult cases. Only certain practitioners are allowed to represent clients in front of the IRS - we are among this group. Thus we have a CAF number.
  2. We handled 56 such cases last year.
  1. We do not collect VAT or sales tax. All our prices are charged in US Dollars.
  1. Yes, we attend the IRS forum annually. This IRS event allows us to stay abreast of the latest changes in tax laws and directly interact with the IRS representatives. We always use this opportunity to bring the most difficult cases to the Case Resolution session for immediate resolution by senior IRS staff.
  1. No, we developed a web-based interactive questionnaire. It can be completed by any client with access to the internet, regardless of the platform and software installed on their computers.
  1. Anyone who prepares federal tax returns for compensation must have a valid PTIN number. Every TFX staff member has their individual PTIN with which they sign client returns.
  1. The IRS assigns an EFIN to identify the firm as an Authorized IRS e-file Provider. We have an EFIN number that allows us to file federal and state returns electronically on behalf our clients.
  1. We store client documents in our system until they inform us that they would like them erased (or do so themselves in our system). This provides our clients with a backup of all their tax-related documents prepared by us or uploaded by the client.
  1. No - at TFX we don’t rely on third-party file-sharing systems that store information in unknown countries.
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