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How much does it cost to file your expat US tax return?

At taxback.com, we believe that filing your US tax return shouldn't cost the earth. Our Expat US Tax Return Service starts at $300 for a basic Federal tax return.

For more complex tax returns, we also offer a range of additional services. The price for each service is outlined in the table below.

Fees
Service Price (USD)
Basic Expatriate Tax Return
US Federal return that includes the basic forms required for an expat return that does not require a foreign tax credit computation (i.e. cases where foreign - earned income does not exceed the amount of allowable foreign income exclusion - $97,600 for 2013, $99,200 for 2014 and $100,800 for 2015) $300
Complex Expatriate Tax Returns
US Federal return that covers the basic Federal forms required for Expat returns but requires additional computations like the foreign tax credit computation (i.e. cases where foreign - earned income exceeds the amount of allowable foreign income exclusion - $97,600 for 2013, $99,200 for 2014 and $100,800 for 2015) . $450
Additional Schedules
Add Schedule A - Itemized deductions $30
Add Schedule B - Interest and Dividends from more than four different sources. There is no charge if the interest and dividend income comes from four or less sources. $30
Schedule C - Small Business $100 each
Schedule D - Capital Gains - (with up to four sales transactions; $5 per additional transaction) $50
Schedule E - Partnership K-1 $100 each
Schedule E - US rental property $100 each
Other Federal Forms
Amended return - Form 1040X $450
FBAR and/or Form 8938 (with up to four different bank accounts. $25 per additional account) $50 each
International information reporting forms 5471, 8865, 8858, 3520, 926 etc. $200 each
Initial and Annual Expatriation Statement Form 8854 $450
State / city returns $55 each
Multiple years discount
A 20 % discount available where returns for 2 or more tax years are required. This discount is applicable to the annual fees excluding any once - off or administrative fees and does not apply in cases where other discounts/reductions have been granted.