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Do I need a CPA/CA to prepare my taxes?

I moved back to Canada in November 2012 after living in the US for the past five years. Last year I had a CPA prepare my 2011 US and Canada returns and was shocked when I was billed $2,200 for what I see as a relatively simple tax situation. (W2, 1099-INT from the bank, statements of 401K and RRSP contributions and charitable donations) I still haven't recovered from paying so much last year and well, it's that time of year again. What are my options of having my US and Canadian returns prepared for a more reasonable amount? Can I get a US tax preparer in the States and a different one in Canada or is there some sort of connection that's required? Can I do the taxes myself using a TurboTax package from the US and one from Canada? I have my 2011 returns to use as a guide. I'm scared I'll miss something or do something wrong, but it's awfully tempting under the circumstances.
posted by Babushka on Feb 17, 2013 - 5 answers

Looking for a cross-border Canada/US tax expert

Recommendation for cross-border Canada/US tax expert (in Bay Area, or other)? [more inside]
posted by Chaotic Bedlam on Sep 28, 2012 - 1 answer

Can you recommend a tax consultant for an American ex-pat in the UK?

I'm seeking recommendations for tax consultants in the UK, or in the US, or maybe both, to figure out where I need to pay taxes. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Jun 19, 2012 - 2 answers

I'm pretty sure the Bluth family is a terrible role model here

I'm inheriting $100,000. My parents are inheriting a lot more (around $1mil, but we're not sure the exact amount). Please give us advice. We're in the US (New Mexico). [more inside]
posted by Harry Potter and the Puppet of Sock on Jan 30, 2012 - 26 answers

Please help me file US tax returns while abroad

Please tell me exactly what I need to do to catch up on filing the tax returns that I didn’t complete for the last 4 years as a US citizen living abroad. [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Oct 14, 2011 - 1 answer

How to avoid import taxes on a parcel from the US to the UK.

How to avoid import taxes on a parcel from the US to the UK. [more inside]
posted by rinsemedown on Sep 15, 2011 - 12 answers

US Tax Law Change for Americans Living Abroad

As a US citizen, living and working abroad for many years, I recently heard of a new law that I must file tax returns on the US by Aug 31, 2011 or face a penalty. Anyone know about this? If US citizens live and pay taxes abroad, they generally are exempt up to $91,500.
posted by foxinsocks on Aug 27, 2011 - 9 answers

Am I screwed?

I moved to Canada in 2008, but I haven't paid US taxes for the past three years. How much trouble am I in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2011 - 9 answers

What sort of pro can help us manage inheritance across US and UK?

Unexpected inheritance of $100,000 - $150,000 complicated by move from the US to the UK in the next year. My wife and I have never dealt with financial matters beyond credit cards and a moderate paycheck before, who do we talk to in Los Angeles/Southern California to make sure we don't screw this up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2011 - 18 answers

Emergency tax advice: US citizen worked ½ the year in the US, ½ in the UK. Please Help!

I’ve been living in London for the past 6 months, and somehow the US tax deadline escaped my radar until now. Help! [more inside]
posted by Danah_78 on Apr 14, 2010 - 13 answers

1099b + w2 don't add up, wtf?

I cashed out some stock options (my employer's stock) and I got a 1099B and W2, 1099B shows gross proceeds of stock sale, W2 includes profits. How does this work? [more inside]
posted by smcameron on Feb 24, 2010 - 10 answers

US income tax history and theory for dummies?

With all the bickering over taxes in the election campaign, I'm trying to get a broader picture of US income tax history, theories behind past policies, and analysis of how they worked (in idiot friendly language). [more inside]
posted by p3t3 on Oct 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Shoud I bother with the new federal housing tax credit?

FinancialOpinionFilter: I qualify for the new Federal Housing Tax Credit! Yay! But since I have to pay it back it hardly seem useful. Plus there's extra hassle with taxes for the next 15 years. Should I bother claiming it?
posted by GuyZero on Aug 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Penalty for not filing U.S. income tax, if one will receive a refund?

U.S. tax question: if I'll definitely be receiving a refund rather than paying tax, what will happen if I neither file nor file an extension by the end of the 15th? (Will it just mean that I won't receive my refund until I do file -- or will it mean a fine/fee that reduces my eventual refund?)
posted by lorimer on Apr 15, 2008 - 19 answers

IRS installments vs credit card debt

Paying US back-taxes: should I go for an installment plan or pay it all now, and pay off the credit card companies instead? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2008 - 8 answers

I have a huge name.

Like a lot of Latinos, I have a huge name. I am afraid that, in the long run, it may get me in trouble in the US. Help me prevent it. [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Jan 2, 2008 - 13 answers

hooray for taxes

Why is my 'effective tax rate' listed on my return much lower than the amount of taxes I actually paid?
posted by jazzkat11 on Apr 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Taxing Taxes

Is there a tax accountant in the hizzouse, the 2nd ...
I did some work for some guys to make ends meet last year. Also, I had some income from unemployment. I need to file quarterlies next week for this stuff ... which forms do I need to file? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Jan 9, 2004 - 2 answers

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