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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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2015 Form 8621

2015 Form 8621

June 20, 2016 - Randall Brody

2015 Form 8621 Changes There was only one change to the 2015 Form 8621 that helps reduce duplicative reporting. A new checkbox has been added to page 1 of the 2015 Form 8621 for taxpayers who also are required to file the Form 8938, Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets , and who satisfy their … Continue reading 2015 Form 8621

Delinquent International Information Return

Delinquent International Information Return – Tips On What To Do

May 25, 2016 - Randall Brody

Delinquent International Information Return Tips If you are like many Americans abroad facing the ugly spectre of a Delinquent International Information Return and the risk of penalties or worse and wondering what to do, here are a few of our tips to keep in mind. Tip #1: The Open-Ended Statute of Limitations for Taxpayers With … Continue reading Delinquent International Information Return – Tips On What To Do


Form 1042-S And 30% Withholding Tax On Rental Income

May 16, 2016 - Randall Brody

Form 1042-S – US Source Income Subject To US Income Tax Withholding The US real estate market continues to be an attractive one for foreign investors, despite the fragile economy, the uncertainty that comes with the upcoming elections and despite the less than favorable regulatory environment heavily influenced by FIRPTA and the rest of the … Continue reading Form 1042-S And 30% Withholding Tax On Rental Income