Kauffman Nelson LLP

Don D. Nelson is an Attorney at Law and retired Certified Public Accountant with 37 years experience in U.S. expatriate, international and nonresident taxation. He can offer you "attorney client privilege" to protect your sensitive and confidential information. Accountants, CPAs and enrolled agents cannot provide you with that important legal protection. He is a partner in Kauffman Nelson LLP, Certified Public Accountants which practices exclusively in International and Expatriate Taxation. He has assisted over 1,000 clients with their US expatriate and International tax matters and prepared many thousands of expatriate and international tax returns.

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Purpose of the streamlined procedures The streamlined filing compliance procedures describe below are available to taxpayers certifying that their failure to report foreign financial assets and pay all tax due in respect of those assets did not result from willful conduct on their part. The streamlined procedures are designed to provide to taxpayers in such situations with a streamlined procedure for fling amended or delinquent returns, and terms for resolving their tax and penalty procedure for filing…
Do not wait to long to file an amended tax return or file your original  tax return if you  expect to get a refund.  The IRS has 10 years to  collect taxes you owe but when it comes to refunding your overpayments you have a limited time. You have  3 years  from the date of the original deadline for your tax return to claim any refund you might be entitled to. Your 2019 tax return is…
Many expats after living and working abroad for many years plan  to retire back in the USA. Marketwatch has done a study which shows the cheapest and most expensive states in which to retire.  Hawaii is the most expensive state with California coming in number 2.  The cheapest state is Mississippi.  READ DETAILS OF STUDY HERE   It will show you the cost of living, etc. for all of the states in the US. You…
When you own rental property outside of the USA  (which is required to be reported on your US income tax return) you will need to know the following to properly report it on your US taxes: 1. The lifetime its value  is depreciated most often is different from the rate in the USA.2.  It is reported on Form 1040 schedule E, if it is not owned through a foreign partnership, corporation or foreign trust.3. If…
The US expatriate foreign earned income exclusion rises to  $105,900 for 2019  That means if you and  US taxpaying your  both work  you can exclude $211,800 from taxation on your form 1040.  The foreign housing deduction which can be taken on top of the foreign earned income exclusion has also increased and varies by your country of residency.     The amount deductible from foreign earnings  must exceed $16,944 and cannot be more than $31,770  in…
Over 30 years of Internatinal Tax and Legal Expertise by CPAs and Attorneys provide you with the answers and guidance you need: Tax Services US Expatriate Tax Planning & Return Preparation  International Tax Planning for Corporations, LLCs, Partnerships and Trusts  Past Year  Unfiled Returns for  Internal Revenue Service and all States  International Estate Planning Formation of US Corporations, Limted Liability Companies and Other Entities for use by offshore owners US Nonresident Taxation Corporate Expatriate Tax…
Even though you live abroad full time and do not have a state of residence, you can still vote in Federal elections. Most U.S. citizens 18 years or older who reside outside the United States are eligible to vote absentee for federal office candidates in U.S. primary and general elections. In addition, some states allow overseas citizens to vote for state and local office candidates and referendums. For information about your state, see the Voting Assistance
Over 8 million Americans are estimated to be living overseas.  Many of those live abroad due to debt and amounts owed the IRS for past taxes.  The IRS has a new program which puts those Americans in jeopardy should they return to the USA for a visit. READ MORE HERE If you need help catching up with your taxes or entering into an offer in compromise or payment plan with the IRS for past due…
If you live in a high tax country as an expatriate and you end up with excess foreign tax credits that cannot be used to offset the tax on the same income on your US Income Tax Return, all is not lost.Excess foreign tax credits carry over and can be used for 10 years into the future on your returns assuming you do not have enough foreign tax credits to offset the tax on your…