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3rd Tuesday of the month

12:00 - 14:00


Reception, 1st floor, betahaus


Members: Free

Regular: Free


Organised by: Xpatax

Don't Get in Trouble with the IRS

betahaus | Office Hours are one-on-one free consultancy sessions (30 mins) with experts from our community to our community.

Are you a US citizen or green card holder living and working in Germany? Do you have questions about how US tax works for Americans living in Berlin or non-Americans with income in the US? Have you been putting off filing your US taxes for more years than you care to admit? Are you considering a move or business trips to the US and are wondering whether what US tax issues that might trigger? Join me for office hours to discuss your US tax concerns 1-on-1.


The US is one of the only countries in the world that taxes its citizens no matter where they live in the world. (The only other country that does this is Eritrea!) There are a few ways to avoid double taxation, but the rules about international US tax can get pretty hairy. On top of that the IRS can require a lot of information about foreign bank accounts and businesses and even accidentally failing to do this can carry a hefty fine. Rules about how non-Americans are taxed on their US income or when they become tax residents in the US can be equally mind-boggling. Talking through US tax concerns with an expert can help you understand the requirements and stay out of trouble with the IRS.


About Event Holder

Emily Haines is a Certified Public Accountant and registered tax preparer and the founder of Xpatax Solutions, which specializes in international and expatriate US tax advising and preparation. Emily has many years of experience working in international tax and global mobility for major global accountancy firms. Originally from North Carolina, she has spent over a decade living in London and Berlin and knows the ins and outs of tax issues that arise from living and working abroad.


Important Information

For all betahaus members this office hour is for free

  • To secure your spot please register in advance by sending an email to emily.haines@xpataxsolutions.com.
  • In your email please indicate which 30-minutes time slot you would like on the day.
  • Office Hours is a one-on-one consultation session. Not a group workshop or a presentation. Please come prepared with your own questions.
  • Once you arrive, go to reception and wait for Emily. The session will take place at reception.
  • Only one session (30 min) per person per month.
  • If you would like to cancel, please have the courtesy to email emily.haines@xpataxsolutions.com.