U.S. Personal
Income tax

Helping US expats & US persons residing in Canada to prepare & file their IRS tax returns.

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Preparing & Filing IRS Tax Returns for US Expats

If you’re a US citizen or “US person” (Canadian or other citizen with US status such as a Green Card) living in Canada, you must remain in compliance with all US tax laws and regulations. This means that you must file a US personal income tax return every year. Even though Canada and the United States have a tax treaty, one which allows most income to be taxable in the country of residence (i.e. Canada) and not to be double taxed, it’s important to keep filing US personal income tax returns with the IRS. Whether you have no US tax burden or you have taxable income in the US, full compliance is key.

At Smith & West we have Ottawa-based US personal income tax experts on our team of chartered professional accountants. We prepare tax returns for many US expats in Canada each year, as well as Canadian citizens who still have status in the US that requires tax filing.

Why Your Business Needs a Tax Accountant in Ottawa

Accounting is a crucial business function when beginning a small firm. It gives business owners the clearest insight into the performance of their operations. Additionally, for tax and regulatory reasons, entrepreneurs must maintain a wealth of records of their businesses.

  • Forecast Business Outlook

Entrepreneurs typically draft a business strategy that contains financial reports, an economic outlook, and projected expenditures. Lenders and investors rely largely on this accounting information to make sure that the business owner has a clear understanding of the expected financial results.

  • Plan Budget

Making a budget is a crucial accounting task when beginning a business. Budgets lay out the costs associated with various business activities. Businesses may set aside money for recruiting staff, marketing plans, stock purchases, and other forms of business expenses. Entrepreneurs can save money by adhering to a budget and avoiding spending it on non-essential business expenditures.

  • Determine Revenue and Profits

Most often, a business will gauge its profitability through accounting. Businesses must determine how effectively they are employing their resources to produce services as well as how the cost of their inventory compares to their profit margin.

  • Gain Insight

Businesses may seek guidance from a certified public accountant. They offer a wealth of education, expertise, or skill when assisting entrepreneurs in arranging their business accounting processes. Business owners may also want expert advice when submitting tax returns and making sure all business-related expenses are covered at year’s end.

Our Business Advisory Services in Ottawa, Canada

Thanks to a wealth of extensive experience working with companies of all sizes and stages of growth, our business advisory & consulting experts can advise you on issues such as:

  • Management

Our business advisory and consulting experts can offer invaluable insights into effective management strategies. We will provide an in-depth analysis to guide decision-making and realize your business’ fullest potential.

  • Corporate Finance

We aim to create value for your business every chance we get. We can provide you with tailored advice on your financial planning, budget decision, and acquisitions and investment strategies to ensure your financial health and growth.

  • Benefit Plans

Crafting competitive and attractive benefit plans is important for attracting and retaining top talent. Our advisory team can help you design and implement benefit plans that meet the needs of your employees while still aligning with your company’s goals and values.

  • Outsourcing

Outsourcing can be a strategic move to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Our business advisors can guide you through the process, helping you identify the right outsourcing opportunities and manage vendor relationships effectively.

  • Pricing

The right pricing strategy determines profitability. Our consultants study your market and competitors to create a pricing plan that maximizes your revenue while simultaneously delivering exceptional value to your customer base.

  • Grants, Bursaries & Fundraising

Accessing grants and fundraising opportunities can provide vital financial support for your business or projects. We have a proven track record of assisting clients in securing grants, bursaries, and raising funds to fuel growth and innovation.

Contact us today to find out how engaging the business consulting and advisory services of Smith & West could be one of the best business decisions you’ve ever made.

Your Team of US Tax Professionals in Canada

US tax code is a highly complex and challenging field. It applies to all US citizens living in and outside of the US, as well as to people in other countries holding Green Cards and other status (even to many who have renounced US citizenship). The long arm of the IRS certainly extends to Canada, and it can catch up with people when they attempt to enter the US with unresolved tax issues such as unpaid taxes, not having filed taxes annually, improper documentation and other outstanding tax matters.

Don’t get caught unaware or unprepared. Hire Smith & West to represent your US personal income tax matters. From US personal income tax preparation to negotiating with the IRS, our US tax experts are here to help.

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