US individual tax compliance

Our global mobility team includes dedicated US specialists, based in the region, who provide US individual income tax compliance services to US citizens/Green Card holders, working and living in the Middle East. We work with clients to help them meet their employer obligations, to structure compensation packages in an efficient manner and to support their employees in meeting their personal tax obligations. This includes:

  • US (federal & state) tax return preparation.
  • Foreign bank account reporting.
  • Tax equalisation calculations.
  • Tax protection calculations.
  • Hypothetical tax calculations.
  • Personal tax consultations.
  • Review of tax assessments.
  • Tax & Social Security cost projections.
  • Liaising with tax authorities.

US Voluntary Disclosure

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been making ongoing efforts to raise awareness of US tax reporting obligations and implemented the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). As a result, US citizens/Green Card holders living in the Middle East now face greater scrutiny to meet their US compliance requirements, with significant penalties for not doing so.

The IRS expanded its voluntary disclosure programmes which encourage US individuals to become compliant, by easing the associated penalties. This means US individuals still have time to participate in the Offshore Voluntary Compliance Programme before it’s too late.

Compliance with IRS reporting requirements is often daunting and time-consuming. Our team can help you understand where to begin or even determine whether the legislation applies to you.