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About 2017-12-29T19:51:53+00:00

What is CPA Samaná?

“Our mission is helping you achieve your goals”.

CPA Samaná is a full-service accounting firm based in the U.S., designed to serve the tax and accounting needs of U.S. Expats living in the Dominican Republic. Not just a tax preparation service, but a full accounting firm, dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Regular tax preparation services only provide your assistance during tax season. Not us. We are there for you on every step of the way; serving all your accounting needs.

Our founder is a Certified Public Accountant with over twenty years of experience; licensed in the U.S. and Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as well as the Puerto Rico Certified Public Accountants Society.

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien living outside the U.S, you may qualify to treat up to $102,100.00 of your income as not taxable by the IRS. With CPA Samaná, you don’t have to struggle trying to figure out which tax advantages you are entitle to as a U.S. Expat. We stand with you every step of the way; from helping you gather your financial documentation, to studying your tax situation and planning how to legally lower your tax liability. Please contact us for a free consultation.

Who is behind CPA Samaná?

“Certainty in an uncertain world”.

CPA Samaná is led by its founder, José M. Vázquez, JD, CPA. a Certified Public Accountant with over twenty years of experience in Tax and Accounting.

He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Puerto Rico CPA Society.

For more details on José M. Vázquez, JD, CPA experience and credentials, please visit his LinkedIn profile below.

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If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien who owns or have control over foreign bank accounts, you may have to file Form FinCEN Form 114 directly with the U.S. Treasury Department. With CPA Samaná, you don’t have to struggle trying to figure out which new tax and international financial reporting obligations apply to you. We stand with you every step of the way; from determining which are your new reporting obligations to preparation and final filing. Please contact us for a free consultation.

Why do I need CPA Samaná?

“What you know, makes you money; what you ignore, costs you money.”

As an Expat, you have a lot on your plate. You are adapting to a new culture; probably learning an entirely new language. If you have family, they are also going through the process. Everything is new, even the address format in the mail. You are making new friends. All this in order to one day call this foreign country: home.

All this is quite a task; enough to overwhelm anyone. And now, on top of it all, turns out that your taxes just got way more complicated, as a result of your new address. Not only the IRS is coming at you with more complex regulations, but also imposing new stringent penalties as well as more emphasis on compliance to U.S. Citizens living abroad.

Where can you go for help? Your good old accountant is back home, and they don’t prepare tax returns based on documents originating in the Dominican Republic. To make matters worse, the local accountant in the D.R. doesn’t handle IRS tax returns. Sure there are Big 4 branches in the D.R., but their fees are way over my budget. What can I do?

This is the reason why CPA Samaná was founded.

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, you are subject to the same income tax filing requirements that apply to taxpayers living in the U.S. With CPA Samaná, you don’t have to struggle trying to figure out which international tax filing status apply to you. We stand with you every step of the way; from determining which are your new reporting obligations to preparation and final filing. Please contact us for a free consultation.

How can I trust CPA Samaná?

“Far from home, same level of professional assurance”.

With CPA Samaná you will have the same level of professional assurance you are accustomed to back in the U.S. Why? Because we are a U.S. based CPA firm subject to U.S. Laws and Regulations.

U.S. based CPAs are licensed by state boards of accountancy, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; but only after passing the rigorous Uniform CPA Examination. They have completed a study in accounting at a college or university and also met experience and good character requirements established by their respective boards of accountancy. In addition, CPAs must comply with ethical requirements and complete specified levels of continuing education to maintain an active CPA license. CPAs may represent any taxpayer regarding any tax matter before any IRS office, a privilege known as unlimited practice rights.

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien who owns or have control over foreign financial assets, you may have to file Form 8938 with the IRS. With CPA Samaná, you don’t have to struggle trying to figure out which new tax and international financial reporting obligations apply to you. We stand with you every step of the way; from determining which are your new reporting obligations to preparation and final filing. Please contact us for a free consultation.

Where is CPA Samaná?

“Being far from home doesn’t mean you have to be alone.”

Located in Puerto Rico, the closest U.S. jurisdiction to the Dominican Republic, CPA Samaná offers the advantage of providing all its U.S. customers with the same level of professional assurance they are used to, back home in the U.S.

CPA Samaná operates remotely via the web, ready to serve your needs wherever you are in the D.R. We also have offices in Santo Domingo, by appointment, in case you prefer a face to face meeting.

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, your worldwide income generally is subject to U.S. income tax, regardless of where you live. With CPA Samaná, you don’t have to struggle trying to figure out which international tax filing status apply to you. We stand with you every step of the way; from determining which are your new reporting obligations to preparation and final filing. Please contact us for a free consultation.

When should I contact CPA Samaná?

“You don’t have time to wait; your life is waiting for you”.

Problems with the IRS have a tendency to get out of control very fast. A tax liability, no matter how small, can increase almost overnight, when you start adding interest, penalties and surcharges. Before you even know it, government letters and notices will start piling up in your mail, followed by wage garnishments.

Unfortunately, some taxpayers wait so long to take care of their IRS problems that by the time they contact us, there is very little that can be done. With expired terms and long histories of non-compliance, the taxpayer is left with very few less-than-desirable options.

The sooner you contact us the better. Don’t wait for tax season or an IRS garnishment to take action if you have a tax concern. The time to take control of your life is now.

We know how challenging it is to find a reliable financial advisor in a foreign country. You ask yourself, how am I supposed to find a new accountant in the Dominican Republic who can represent me before the IRS? It is difficult enough to find an affordable accountant in the Dominican Republic who can speak English, not to mention one that understands complex IRS regulations. That is where CPA Samaná comes in, because you deserve the right financial advice wherever you live. Please contact us for a free consultation.

Address
2000 Carr. 8177
Suite 26, PMB 422
Guaynabo, PR 00966

Phone
1 (787) 410-4362

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