Welcome to US-TaxCPA.com    -    US Expat Tax Service In Japan

It takes much more than a webpage to do tax returns. Taxes for expats require deep knowledge of both US and foreign tax laws to ensure your US tax return gets all the credit you deserve. 

With 15 years’ experience preparing US expat tax returns in Japan, you keep abreast of the latest change in tax rules and take advantage of extended filing deadlines, income exclusions, tax credits, and treaty benefits to meet full US tax compliance.

Our Client Tax Organizer covers a maze of reporting requirements within minutes, and our fee is typically 50% or less than the qualified competition. So you save both time and money preparing your tax return, in addition to having your return done right!   At US-TaxCPA.com you get:

  • Free tax profile assessment and service fee quotation.

  • 15 years US expatriate tax experience in Japan, including “Big 4”.

  • Your US tax return prepared and signed by a licensed US CPA. No outsourcing of your confidential information.

  • Expertise with offshore reporting issues including financial accounts, foreign company ownership, and passive foreign investment companies (PFICs).

  • Qualified Japan tax return referral assistance available upon request.

We offer knowhow, convenience, and strive for highest client satisfaction, whether filing annually or delinquent in your returns. To judge our dedication to quality, see what clients say about our service. And no matter where you are, we look forward to working with you.

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What Clients Say About Our Service

Dan's service was far more professional and personalized than what I had become accustomed to at the "Big" firms, and I saved money on US tax preparation fees too. Highly recommended.
    -- Banker, Tokyo / Singapore

Dan was efficient and easy to work with. I found his pricing fair and would not hesitate to recommend him to other Americans living in Japan.
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US Government Commercial Attaché, Tokyo

The knowledge of both Japanese and American tax law that you brought to my problem was far beyond anything I could have known. Thank you very much.
    -- Retired Professor, Tokyo

Dan provides clear explanations and is easy to contact. He saved us thousands of dollars in tax we overpaid the prior year using our former accountant. No hesitation to recommend his service.
    -- Consultant, Tokyo

I received the two refund checks -- about $3,000, plus interest! Thanks for suggesting the amended returns to clear up what my New York accountant missed.
    -- Asia Equity Portfolio Manager, Hong Kong

Thoroughly professional and deep experience. Amended returns for previous years resulted in substantial gains. Highly recommended. I should have found US-TaxCPA years ago!
    -- Senior Scientist Advisor, Tokyo

I was impressed with Dan's comprehensive knowledge of both US and Japan tax codes. His website made exchanging tax info extremely easy and secure. I gladly recommend his service to other US expat citizens and overseas residents.
    -- Associate Professor, Nagoya

From my experience, US-TaxCPA.com is superior to the major international accounting firms in the preparation of individual tax returns. Dan is not only highly knowledgeable about tax rules and regulations in several jurisdictions; he also is very responsive to individual concerns and questions of his clients. Highly recommended for anyone else looking for expert tax assistance.
    -- Executive Management International Foundation, Singapore / Tokyo

Prompt, efficient, professional, and personalized. A delight to deal with! Dan Schouten is a true professional. He is very knowledgeable, reliable and always available for consultation and advice in addition to preparing your tax return and informing you of all the steps in the process. Highly recommended.
    -- Company President, Tokyo

Dan provided excellent service and an impeccable finished product, without needing to continually ask questions and request information as other, less experienced preparers often do. He was always pleasant and professional and I look forward to working with him again.
 
  -- Medical Device Executive, Tokyo

Mr. Schouten is extremely knowledgeable, approachable, timely, and professional. I would think of no one else to entrust my tax issues to, as I have been a client for over 8 years.
   
-- Expatriate, Kawasaki

I was cautious at first about using a tax preparer on the Internet, but Dan proved to be an excellent source of tax knowledge and saved me thousands of dollars. I will use his service again and recommend anyone working outside the United States to do the same.
 
  -- US Government Contractor, Manila, Philippines 

Dan Schouten runs an extremely helpful service for Americans living abroad who need help in getting their heads around the US tax code and its ever-multiplying ins and outs. He is highly professional in his approach, yet he has always had clear, ready, and appropriately detailed answers no matter what the question.
 
  -- Teacher, Tokyo

The information was easy to provide - via the web - including PDF copies of previous year tax returns. Could not ask for more.
    -- Retired, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Dan has done an excellent job for me and I appreciate his knowledge. He has helped me in many areas that previous tax advisors have not. I will return to him again next year.
    -- Businessman, Tokyo / Hong Kong / Singapore 

Dan provided sound information and assistance. I was very pleased with his service and look forward to working with him again.
    -- Teacher, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Africa

My tax problem was complex and related to deferred compensation dating back to my time working in the US. Dan alerted me to using the US-Netherlands Tax Treaty, and by doing so, we received a favorable ruling from the IRS that saved me a considerable amount of tax.
    -- Retired Bank Executive, Tokyo

Fees were not cheap and returns took time, but this was made up by the unsurpassed personal attention given to the client - really thinking through the best possibilities for the client - something not found elsewhere- or if it is, the fees would be higher. This is enabled by Dan's extensive knowledge base that he keeps updated - and this is more important than the fee.
    -- Germany & Hong Kong Real Estate Investor (with NOL carrybacks / carryforwards)

Your work is always accurate, prompt, professional, and very reasonably priced. I would like to encourage you to raise your prices. Seriously, for what you do, the fee is too low.
    -- Dentist, Tokyo

Dan provided excellent service by individually tailoring his advice to my personal circumstances, making a special effort to provide helpful ways to manage my tax liability.
    -- Chief Compliance Officer, Hong Kong / Tokyo

Dan provides timely and efficient tax service and is very thorough and detailed oriented. I was impressed when he called to clarify certain information provided for my return. He is very dependable and I highly recommend because he is very accessible by email or telephone.
    -- Lawyer, Tokyo

Thank you very much, Dan.  You will definitely be getting my business next year.  Much appreciated.
    -- Senior Investment Banker, Tokyo

Today I received a refund check from the IRS for the withholding tax on the sale of my DC rental property.  This is just like you said.  You do impressive work.  Thank you very, very much.
   
-- Non-resident Alien, Japan  (25 years delinquent in US tax filings)

Thanks for all your help with my tax return.
    -- Attorney, Hong Kong / Beijing China

Mr. Schouten's service delivers exactly what I'm looking for - knowledgeable, thorough and prompt service at a reasonable price.  Couldn't be more satisfied.
    -- Advertising Executive, Tokyo

You were the only one to notice that I had been paying both Japan and US income tax on my benefits in violation of the tax treaty on double taxation.  No one had ever caught this before and I appreciate what you did more than words can express.
    -- Chief Executive Officer, Tokyo

Thanks for helping me on my back taxes.  Got all the refunds.
    -- Embassy Foreign Trade Attaché, Sydney, Australia 

Dan has done an excellent job helping me navigate the complexities of tax obligations in both the US and Japan, taking care of the US side of things to minimize my overall tax bill. In addition, he is always quick to respond to my email enquiries throughout the year. Very satisfied and I would not hesitate to recommend his service to other American expat citizens.
   
-- US Government Employee, Tokyo

I came to Japan as an English teacher. Then joined a Japanese company and worked in Japan and then for three years in Vietnam. Time flies. When I returned to Tokyo, I realized that I not filed an income tax return in over 8 years. I contacted US-TaxCPA.com and they quickly and efficiently completed all past years' returns at a reasonable price. It was much easier than I expected and a great load off my mind. I highly recommend them.
   
-- International Sales, Tokyo  

I have used Dan's service for several years and the service has been excellent. A couple times I tried to save money doing my tax returns myself, but got hung up on one item or another and then delayed filing the returns. In the end, it has been better to let him do it, then to do it myself.
   
-- VP Operations, Tokyo

Appreciated your service on such short notice. Thanks for helping me out and look forward to working with you again next year.
    -- Asia Regional Manager, Singapore

I have income from Japan, Europe, and the US that undoubtedly makes my tax preparation quite a challenge. Dan took the time to understand the entire context, patiently worked through all the complexities, and prepared a return that went through without a hitch.
    -- CEO, Tokyo 

Mr. Schouten's income tax preparation service is top drawer. He not only prepared my return in a timely manner, he saved me a significant amount of money in the process.
    -- R&D Manager, Aichi

Dan prepared my US tax returns for multiple years as I never filed before. I was very impressed with his professionalism, as well as the convenience, speed and efficiency of his service - he made it very easy for me. Thanks Dan!
   
-- Credit Analyst, Tokyo / Chicago

Dan was contacted on short notice with a difficult tax preparation need, and it was done quickly and professionally. He was able to save me a lot of money compared to trying to do it myself.
   
-- Hotel General Manager, Tokyo

My taxes included a good deal of complicated oil and gas royalties. I appreciated your efforts in decoding it all!
   
-- Entrepreneur and Investor, Tokyo

Truly professional from the first contact to the final result. Dan told me exactly what was needed and he completed the tax return in a highly efficient manner. I strongly recommend anyone looking for tax return service to contact US-TaxCPA.com.
    -- Company President, Japan

It was easy and at a price I would have expected in the States. Very good feedback on the phone and you were more than willing to take time to layout the basics when you sensed there was a concept or procedure I was unclear about. In other words, it is good to have someone on the phone who will answer my questions clearly.
   
-- Teacher and Investor, Osaka

I was slapped with a huge, frightening tax levy that my employer began to put into effect (leaving me with barely any take home pay) when I frantically called Dan. He calmed me down, reassured me that my situation was fixable, and that I need not panic. I was very impressed with the speed he responded to my problem and his level of professionalism, and even more impressed that 2 weeks later he delivered seven years' tax returns professionally prepared that--best of all --showed I owed no taxes. The IRS was similarly impressed and dropped all penalties. Dan's fees were also very, very reasonable. I recommend his services unreservedly.
    -- Legal Secretary, Tokyo

You were so good last year that ... I'll be going with you again next year.
    -- State Investment & Trade Representative, Tokyo

I was quite pleased with your work and would gladly recommend you to other US citizens.
   
­­ Attorney, Tokyo

Working with Dan was pleasant and easy. The service was excellent and the pricing was fair.
   
-- Company Director, Tokyo

I was a 4th year ALT working in Japan and due to various circumstances fell behind on my taxes. I contacted Dan and within two weeks he took care of everything. I returned to the US and filed like I had never left...a life saver ;) Thanks for your time and support.
    -- ALT, Nagahama, Japan

Your service helped me get my tax issues sorted with the IRS. I have greater peace of mind knowing that there is someone in Japan to help with US tax issues. I am very satisfied as I got great service at a great price! Thanks Again!
   
-- Engineer, Kawasaki

Very easy processing of taxes that I feared would be complicated. Efficient, professional service.
    -- English Teacher, Kashiba, Japan

I did not file for 5 years and made excess Roth IRA contributions. Dan successfully navigated me out of the mess with minimal tax repercussions. I highly recommend his service.
    -- Engineer, Tokyo

I found Dan Schouten's service to be efficient, accurate and affordable. He gave me solid tax advice and I would recommend him to other American citizens and residents.
    -- Managing Director, Tokyo

Dan offers excellent service at a very affordable price. I have introduced him to numerous friends and colleagues who have also been very satisfied with his service.
    -- Import/Export, Tokyo 

Your service is very professional. I especially appreciate your prompt replies to my inquiries, honest evaluation of the problems at hand, and the fairness of your fees.
    -- Musician, Tokyo

I was pleased with Dan's quick and efficient service, especially ahead of deadlines, and definitely recommend him to US expats requiring US tax return preparation and advice.
   
-- Banker / Securities, Tokyo

I did not file my tax returns for several years and got to the point I was afraid to turn them in, but really wanted to clean up the mess. Dan provided excellent advice and several well-prepared returns. In the end, there were no problems with the IRS and that’s the number 1 result.
    -- Senior Manager, Tokyo

Numbers make me nervous; tax forms appear designed to intimidate. Every year, we slogged through Japanese and US tax forms on our own until a friend recommended Dan's service about 5 years ago, just after we had purchased a house in the US. We have never looked back and would never consider going through all the hassle of filling in the forms, cross-referencing, researching new regulations, etc. again. Friendly, timely, patient service is well worth the professional fee charged. Highly recommended.
    -- Editor, Tokyo

Dan Schouten takes pains to make sure you understand things and gets the job done in a timely, neat, and professional manner. He has done my returns for four years now and I am not thinking of looking elsewhere.
   
-- Academic, Tokyo


Dan Schouten
CPA MBA CGMA

Member
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
AICPA

Member
American Chamber of Commerce in Japan ACCJ