Peace of Mind,
Sentinel CPA, it is the boutique certified public accounting practice of Ebon Ameen, focusing on US expats and foreign nationals around the globe who have a US tax filing obligation.
24 Years of Tax Experience
- I have lived and worked in Oregon, California, Washington, and Nevada
- I am licensed in Washington and Nevada.
- I have met with clients in Peru, Thailand, and South Korea
Expat Tax Basics
As a U.S. expatriate residing abroad, you have a legal obligation to file U.S. tax returns each year on your worldwide income. Sentinel CPA is pleased to provide you information about tax basics
Foreign National Tax Basics
Your tax obligation to the U.S. depends on which type of foreign national you are considered to be for tax purposes.
If, after we have communicated about your situation, you think Sentinel CPA is a good fit, the next steps begin with gathering your documents. Here are some tips to help you get started.
It is important to have copies of your foreign bank statements, retirement accounts, and investment accounts in case you have FBAR and/or FATCA obligations
We accept client documents through a secure portal and through the mail. It is important that you always keep the originals for your records
Please be sure that whatever file format your documents are in, they are expandable. This applies to PDFs, JPEGs, GIFs, etc. If we can’t read it, we can’t use it.
Services for Expats
While each professional services engagement is different, the following will give you an idea of the range of services provided by Sentinel CPA.
Why Choose Sentinel CPA?
During my 24 years of accounting experience, I have worked in public accounting, technology, non-profit, and government jobs. All of which help me understand my diverse, global client base better. That means whether you are an educator in China, an energy exploration manager somewhere in Africa, a retiree living in France, a UN employee, or a UK doctor working in the United States, I believe I can find common ground with you–something that can’t be undervalued when conducting such an intimate financial relationship with a stranger usually separated by thousands of miles.
At the end of the day, dealing with taxes is not something most people look forward to. So my goal is to make taxes less stressful, less perplexing, and to ensure the best, legal, result.