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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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Form 5471 Filing – Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations

March 30, 2018 - angelaash

U.S. citizens and U.S. residents who are officers, directors or shareholders in certain foreign corporations are responsible for filing Form 5471. Form 5471 Filing Form 5471, Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations, is in an information return that must be filed by U.S. citizens and U.S. residents who are officers, … Continue reading Form 5471 Filing – Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations

FBAR Penalties

Understanding FBAR Penalties

March 22, 2018 - angelaash

If you have a financial interest in a foreign financial account, it may be a requirement for you to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Work, a bureau of the Treasury Department. If you don’t file this report when it is due, the IRS can impose … Continue reading Understanding FBAR Penalties

Passport Revocation

United States Taxpayers with Seriously Delinquent Tax Debt May Face Passport Revocation or Denial

February 25, 2018 - Randall Brody

Introduction Taxpayers who travel outside the United States frequently and have significant outstanding tax debts should take a special interest in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (hereinafter “the Act”). The Act may sound unrelated to taxation but it contains provisions aimed at accelerating the collection of larger tax debts thru the possibility of passport … Continue reading United States Taxpayers with Seriously Delinquent Tax Debt May Face Passport Revocation or Denial

Las Vegas Tax Levy

Las Vegas Tax Levy

September 30, 2017 - Randall Brody

When it comes to collecting unpaid debts, the Internal Revenue Service is one of the most powerful organizations in the United States. In addition, the IRS usually begins trying to collect soon after they realize the debt is unpaid, so ignoring their billing notices won’t help. In many cases, the IRS’ aggressive collection activities lead … Continue reading Las Vegas Tax Levy