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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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IRS Form 1042-S

What Is The IRS Form 1042-S?

November 22, 2016 - Randall Brody

IRS Form 1042-S American tax laws are hard enough for Americans to understand. It can be much more difficult when you add a person who has income in the United States, but is not a resident, nor a US citizen and received an IRS Form 1042-S reporting US-source income. For folks with US source income, … Continue reading What Is The IRS Form 1042-S?

Professional Tax Service

Professional Tax Service – Top Six Tips For Choosing A Tax Company

September 26, 2016 - Randall Brody

Finding The Best Professional Tax Service For taxpayers who are wading through their options on where to prepare their tax return and choosing a professional tax service, we offer six tips to find the best professional tax service: Check the credentials of the tax preparer. All tax preparers, whether an Enrolled Agent, CPA or un-enrolled … Continue reading Professional Tax Service – Top Six Tips For Choosing A Tax Company

Delinquent Taxes

Delinquent Taxes – A Serious Issue, But You Have Options…

September 24, 2016 - Randall Brody

Delinquent Taxes Can Be A Serious Issue Delinquent taxes can be a serious issue for taxpayers who don’t have the means to pay them nor the knowledge to explore whether there are opportunities to reduce the amount of taxes due or options to resolve the collection issue. Resolving Delinquent Taxes Is Not Impossible Resolving delinquent … Continue reading Delinquent Taxes – A Serious Issue, But You Have Options…

Tax Return Places Near Me

Tax Return Places Near Me

September 23, 2016 - Randall Brody

Finding Tax Return Places Near Me It’s bad enough to have to prepare your taxes every year. It’s even worse when trying to find tax return places near me. With today’s Internet driven economy, finding a physical storefront tax firm is not as important as just a few years ago. There are many top-notch tax … Continue reading Tax Return Places Near Me

IRS Fresh Start

IRS Fresh Start

September 15, 2016 - Randall Brody

IRS Fresh Start Program Initiative Makes It Easy To Get Tax Relief If you are buried under the weight of tax debt, the IRS Fresh Start program makes it easier for taxpayers to pay back taxes, avoid tax liens and get tax relief. Here are the three top features of the Fresh Start program: Tax … Continue reading IRS Fresh Start

Tax Specialist

Tax Specialist – Enrolled Agents Are America’s Only Federally-Licensed Tax Specialist

September 14, 2016 - Randall Brody

Searching For A Tax Specialist When you are searching for a tax specialist it’s important to keep in mind that Enrolled Agents (EAs) are the only federally-licensed tax specialists who focus exclusively in taxation. As a tax specialist, an EA’s knowledge and experience is not generalized on a variety of subjects such as law for … Continue reading Tax Specialist – Enrolled Agents Are America’s Only Federally-Licensed Tax Specialist

Understanding The PFIC Rules And The Implications Of Owning Foreign Mutual Funds

September 13, 2016 - Randall Brody

I recently co-authored an article with Michael J. DeBlis III, Esq., entitled, Understanding The PFIC Rules And The Implications of Owning Foreign Mutual Funds that appeared in the September 8, 2016 edition of Global Tax Weekly. Michael J. DeBlis III, Esq., is a partner at DeBlis Law and an expert in tax controversies including the … Continue reading Understanding The PFIC Rules And The Implications Of Owning Foreign Mutual Funds