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Old 06-25-2014, 03:07 PM
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Unhappy Foreign Tax help needed.

I am a small investor, I hold investment positions in foreign companies, mostly EU countries, but not all. All of the countries concerned require on-line tax filing in order to take advantage of Double Taxation treaties with the USA. No tax return, no treaty benefits. All well and good, but, with the sole exception of Germany, the tax software requires fluency in reading and writing the specific language of the country.

Currently I need assistance with Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish tax returns, can anyone suggest a source of help available to me via snail mail.
Thank you for any assistance you may be able to offer.

I live in a mid-size city in the Western USA, at least 300 miles away from anywhere else you have ever heard of! There is not much contact with foreign languages here; Spokane, Washington State. I have drawn a complete blank with the local tax accountants etc. Even the mighty Chase Bank is unable or unwilling to help a small investor.



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Old 06-26-2014, 02:22 PM
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Currently I need assistance with Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish tax returns, can anyone suggest a source of help available to me via snail mail.
Thank you for any assistance you may be able to offer.

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Currently I need assistance with Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish tax returns, can anyone suggest a source of help available to me via snail mail.
Thank you for any assistance you may be able to offer.=======>I am not sure however, you may contact this;
Foreign Tax Return Translation Service, Inc.
P.O.Box 127
Ormond Beach , FL, USA , 32175

Phone: 386-672-5653
or 407-744-6557
Fax:509-694-3598
Email: [email protected]



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Old 06-26-2014, 02:46 PM
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Wink Thank you

Thank you for the quick response to my help request; I will investigate the company that you suggested as a possible source of assistance.



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Old 06-27-2014, 08:23 AM
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Cool International Tax Attorney

Hi

We are the trusted tax attorney of New York from several years. Our Foreign accounts tax lawyers will guide you about all the procedures to resolve your all foreign accounts tax issues.

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Old 06-27-2014, 02:33 PM
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Foreign Tax Return Translation Service Inc.

Following the suggestion from our moderator, I investigated the company named above; unfortunately it is a mismatch to my needs. The business of the company is directed to Corporate needs, the fees are well beyond my pocket, plus the service provided is an annual subscription to a data feed providing updated translations of tax documents. An annual subscription fee of USD 800 is charged.

My need is for a tax preparer, or preparers, fluent in the target languages of Portuguese,(Brasilian usage), Spanish, Turkish, willing and able to deal with a small investor trying to take advantage of the US/other nation Treaties for the Prevention of Double Taxation.

From my studies of the tax processes of the countries involved the task is not onerous IF one is fluent in the target language. All of the countries concerned use a simple on-line process, some of the material is in the English language, but not all. Critically, the process features of error flagging and 'on-line chat' require fluent language capability and are often encoded as 'slides' rather than text. All of the on-line translation software that I have found is limited to the translation of text only, sometimes the translations are incoherent!



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Old 06-27-2014, 02:52 PM
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Re. Foreign Tax Return Translation Service In.

I have investigated the resource given by our moderator, for which I thank him.
Unfortunately the service provided by this company is a mismatch for my needs.
The service is an annual subscription to a data feed providing updated, translated, foreign tax documents intended to meet Corporate needs; there is an annual subscription fee of USD800. My need is for a tax preparer willing and able to work with a small private investor.

The task is not onerous, since each of the relevant countries, (Brasil, Spain, Turkey) use an on-line tax filing process. The problem is the need for fluency in the target language. Some of the information is available in the English language, but the critical areas of error flagging and 'on-line chat' require the target language. I have tried using Babylon and Google Translate, they are of limited use because some of the critical information is encoded as images, not text. The two translation programs cannot handle the material encoded as images, strictly text only translation!



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My sincere apologies for the double entry; it arose as a consequence of a misunderstanding of the site notes: e.g. "You may post replies", I misread the note to mean "You may not post replies""



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