Non-Americans who earn an income, own property, have investments or run a business in America are usually required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to file American tax returns. The IRS enforces this obligation by deducting taxes directly from your income (at source), or by collecting your tax remittance when you file your return. Failure to file correctly and on time can result in a fine from the IRS.
Filing tax returns
If you hire Corvus to file your American tax return, we’ll take care of everything. First, we’ll send you a checklist of all the necessary information you’ll have to provide. Then, once we receive what we need, we’ll prepare your tax return form.
When the form is ready, we’ll send you a package containing the following:
- instructions on further action, if necessary
- signature pages and a return envelope
- one-page summary of the tax return in English, Dutch or German
- copies of the tax return for your records
- our invoice
All you’ll have to do is sign the indicated pages and return them to Corvus. Then, we’ll submit the tax return via registered mail.
We’ll handle all correspondence with the IRS and will only contact you if we need additional information.
The rate for filing American tax returns depends on the content of each return, the number of projects associated with the return and whether or not you were taxed at source. We apply graduated rates because certain returns (e.g. those taxed at source) require more correspondence with the IRS than do other returns. Please visit the Rates section of this website for more information on our fees.
Please click the important dates tab for information about IRS filing deadlines.