Accountant needed for complicated residence situation.
March 19, 2013 6:37 AM Subscribe
Asking for a writer friend:
I need an accountant who is up to speed on writers'/artists' tax affairs, and in particular one who understands the intricacies of residence and/or obligation to file in more than one country.
I have been what I believe is called "domiciled" in Germany for several years but most of my income rises in the US; I am also a UK citizen which turns out to mean the Inland Revenue likes to be sent a tax return. I came over to the US last October and will probably be here through the end of May, having spent 4 months in Vermont, 1 in New Hampshire, 2 in Texas and 1 in a state yet to be determined. I might spend the summer in the States (state to be determined) or I might return to Europe; I might go back to Germany or might go to the UK. My agents say foreign publishers must deduct 30% taxes at source unless I provide a certificate of tax residence in some other country. I have filed form 4868 for a 6-month extension, so the US return does not need to be turned around by April 17; it's more a question of getting things straightened out for the longer term and of providing correct documentation to foreign publishers.Thanks for any useful info!