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.
-- 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
-- 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
-- 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
-- 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
-- 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
-- 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
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
-- 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
CPA MBA CGMA
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Chamber of Commerce in Japan ACCJ