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Xpatax Solutions LLC

The United States is one of the only countries in the world that taxes all of its citizens and permanent residents (“green card holders”) regardless of where in the world they live or earn income. U.S. citizens and green card holders are required to file their tax returns with the IRS each year, even if they live abroad and pay taxes in another country. While there are a number of ways to prevent paying taxes to the US on German income such as exclusions, credits, deductions, this does not remove the requirement to file a return. In fact, applying these reliefs can make filing a tax return significantly more complicated.

Xpatax Solutions specializes in international and expatriate U.S. tax advising and preparation. We provide support with U.S. taxes to U.S. citizens living and working in Germany as well as non-US citizens required to file U.S. tax returns.

We are committed to helping you make sense of the complicated rules and requirements of U.S. tax filing for expatriates. We are happy to discuss your individual situation and provide advice, planning and preparation services that suit your needs.

Our Services

We provide a variety of services related to international and expatriate U.S. tax planning, preparation and filing including:

  • U.S. tax preparation and filing for employees and self-employed persons
  • Foreign earned income exclusions and foreign tax credits
  • Past due returns, including streamlined filing procedures for very delinquent filings
  • Informational filings for foreign assets (FATCA) and shares in foreign companies
  • FBAR filings for foreign bank accounts
  • Tax planning and consultation regarding international moves

Emily Haines is a Certified Public Accountant and registered tax preparer and the founder of Xpatax Solutions. Emily has many years of experience working in international tax and global mobility for major global accountancy firms. Originally from North Carolina, she has spent over a decade living in London and Berlin and knows the ins and outs of tax issues that arise from living and working abroad.

Contact us for an appointment.



Xpatax Solutions LLC

Beusselstrasse 36
10553 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 30 76214 387

Email: info@xpataxsolutions.com