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Randall Brody

Randall Brody is an enrolled agent, licensed by the US Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before the IRS for audits, collections and appeals. To attain the enrolled agent designation, candidates must demonstrate expertise in taxation, fulfill continuing education credits and adhere to a stringent code of ethics.

Since 1997, Tax Samaritan founder Randall Brody has been helping people save money on their tax return. We specialize in the preparation of taxes and the resolution of tax problems for Americans living abroad, as well as the unique tax issues that apply to taxpayers that are gamblers, teachers, nurses and military. Each of our returns is prepared from the practical, real-world need that we see every day from our clients – a simple process to complete your return while paying the least amount in taxes.

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How Much Do I Owe The IRS?

July 27, 2019 - Randall Brody

If you have failed to file required tax returns, if you have filed returns inaccurately, or if you have filed tax returns but failed to pay what you owe, you may have a tax debt. However, figuring out if you owe the IRS money and/or exactly “how much do I owe the IRS” can be … Continue reading How Much Do I Owe The IRS?

Do I Need To File Form 8938? Determine If You Need to File The FBAR, Form 8938 or Both

- Randall Brody

Form 8938 is part of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA. It is a form that discloses accounts and assets held in other countries outside of the United States.  If you are obligated to make a report of your foreign assets and/or accounts under FATCA, you will need to file the IRS Form … Continue reading Do I Need To File Form 8938? Determine If You Need to File The FBAR, Form 8938 or Both

US Expat Tax In Costa Rica – U.S. Tax Advice For US Expatriates In Costa Rica

April 11, 2019 - Randall Brody

Expat Living In Costa Rica Living in Costa Rica is a popular choice among people who once lived in the United States. With its excellent healthcare system, desirable food and breathtaking landscape, it is no wonder that expats choose this country for residence. This article on US Expat Tax In Costa Rica will provide a brief … Continue reading US Expat Tax In Costa Rica – U.S. Tax Advice For US Expatriates In Costa Rica

US Expat Tax In Colombia – U.S. Tax Advice For US Expatriates In Colombia

- Randall Brody

Expat Living In Colombia Food, friends and festivals—that’s what you can expect as an American expat living in Colombia. Colombia is a popular South American destination for several reasons: a dramatically low cost of living, diverse culture and, of course, the scenery. This article on US Expat Tax in Colombia will provide a brief intro … Continue reading US Expat Tax In Colombia – U.S. Tax Advice For US Expatriates In Colombia

U.S. Expat Tax in Bermuda — Tax Advice for U.S. Expatriates in Bermuda

- Randall Brody

Expat Living in Bermuda Many U.S. expats call Bermuda home, and in fact, nearly 10 to 15% of the island’s inhabitants are American citizens or expats from other countries. The island boasts great weather, flawless beaches, beautiful sunsets, and a fun culture, but in exchange for those amenities, you can expect a relatively high cost … Continue reading U.S. Expat Tax in Bermuda — Tax Advice for U.S. Expatriates in Bermuda

US Expat Tax In Panama – U.S. Tax Advice For US Expatriates In Panama

February 18, 2019 - Randall Brody

Expat Living In Panama Living in Panama has much to offer and has long been popular with those who live north of the border in the U.S. It provides a great intercultural experience and incredible food. It is also a popular retirement destination for Americans. The country boasts beautiful beaches, fascinating attractions, friendly locals, an … Continue reading US Expat Tax In Panama – U.S. Tax Advice For US Expatriates In Panama