International Taxes Services

American taxes are a complex and multi-tiered system. Depending on where you live, you may be responsible for city taxes, state taxes, and a variety of federal taxes. It only gets more complex if you’re a foreign national who is in the U.S. temporarily, if you have bank accounts and investments in foreign countries, or if you’re a business owner who works with vendors located outside the U.S., or holds a major stake in a foreign corporation.

GPL Tax & Accounting can help you map a path through the confusing intersections of tax laws from various nations.

1040NR

You may be overpaying on your federal and state taxes. It happens a lot to foreign students and visiting scholars in the U.S., and non-resident aliens who own property or have income from within the States. Make sure you’re not among them. If you work with GPL Tax & Accounting to make sure you’re taxes are prepared correctly, you won’t be.

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W7/ITIN

Who needs an IRS-issued Individual Tax Identification Number? You do, if you are an alien who is ineligible for a Social Security Number, but needs to file a US tax return because of US-sourced income from real estate or other business transactions. GPL can help with that.

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 Forms 5471/5472 Filings

There are many complexities to U.S. tax law. It can get especially messy if you’re an ex-pat or if you have a large interest in a foreign corporation and need to file Form 5471 or 5472. But that’s where GPL’s Tax Gurus can help!

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Relocation Assistance

Moving your life to the United States is a complicated and sometimes overwhelming process. There are thousands of details that can trip you up, and enough cultural quirks to make your head spin. GPL’s experts can make the process easier.

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FBAR

Did you know that the IRS gathers information from dozens of countries to identify U.S. citizens and residents with offshore bank accounts and investments? Did you know that you must disclose such foreign accounts under the Foreign Bank and Financial Account Reporting (FBAR) act?Failing to do so can be costly—and the IRS doesn’t care if you were unaware of the reporting requirements. If you have foreign financial assets that you haven’t reported to the IRS, or if you want to make sure you’re doing it correctly, contact GPL. We can help.

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Question: I’m a non-resident alien. What happens if I don’t file
my federal tax returns?

Answer: If you owe taxes and don’t file, the IRS can assess penalty and interest and seize U.S. bank assets for repayment. Fines and penalties can often amount to more than the original tax debt.

There can also be immigration consequences for failing to file taxes. Applicants for permanent residency “green cards” are frequently asked to show proof of tax filing for previous years in the U.S.

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Why GPL?

We are a U.S.-based firm with a global focus. Our team members aren’t just trained in international taxation—they have personal experience with it. We have the experience and know-how to address any international complication involving your taxes. Whatever your situation, we will review it from all possible angles and craft a solution that is tailor-made just for you. Our tax specialists know that no two situations are alike. With our flexible office hours and cloud-based online portals, we can work with you no matter where in the world you may be.

 

Our Team

Shahar Plinner

Shahar Plinner

CEO, Senior Tax & Business Consultant

About Us

GPL Tax & Accounting is here to handle your personal and business tax preparation and planning needs. We can also handle your bookkeeping and accounting requirements. GPL provides all the tools and know-how you need to be in the best tax position while staying compliant with all tax regulations.

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FAQs

What happens if I don’t file my federal tax returns?
If you owe taxes and don’t file, the IRS can assess penalty and interest and seize U.S. bank assets for repayment. Fines and penalties can often amount to more than the original tax debt.

There can also be immigration consequences for failing to file taxes. Applicants for permanent residency “green cards” are frequently asked to show proof of tax filing for previous years in the U.S.

I’m a student on an F-1 or J-1 visa. I had no U.S. earned income or scholarships. Do I need to file?
Yes. You must file IRS Form 8843 (Statement for Exempt Individuals and Individuals With a Medical Condition). Dependents in F-2 and J-2 status must also file IRS Form 8843.

I arrived in the U.S. in December and I didn’t work. Do I still have to file something?
Yes. If you were in the U.S. even one day during the tax year, you must file Form 8843.

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