prophet60091

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About prophet60091

  • Birthday 01/27/1988

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  • Location Berlin
  • Nationality USA
  • Hometown Virginia Beach, VA
  • Gender Male
  • Interests Technology, history, culture, cooking, music of all types, traveling, meeting new people, experiencing all life has to offer.
  1. In 2017 I decided to do the responsible adult thing and hire a tax professional to help me with my US and German tax returns. I was hoping I'd get more back than I spent hiring them, and I'd have less stress making sure everything was correct. I found an American CPA living in Germany who said he did German any US taxes and hired him to take a look at mine.   Well it's now almost December and my taxes are fucked. For the longest time I was expecting a 2017 US tax return of nearly $5000. (Taxes paid on stocks from my company when they vested, I never sold anything) Well the IRS flagged my account after my accountant submitted my return and they claimed I never paid any US taxes. I've called the IRS over 6 times throughout the year as they kept messing up my German mailing address and sending notices to an address I haven't lived at in 8 years...    Anyways, it turns out that the $5000 I automatically paid in taxes upon vesting events was paid to the German government, NOT the US government. So now my US return for 2017 is wrong, I look like I've been trying to defraud the US of $5k, and my German taxes are off by 5k! It clearly states on every single German paycheck I have "taxable shares" and an amount, so I have no idea how my tax accountant missed that. Additionally, he says I'm being taxed in the same bracket as someone making >250,000 euros/yr when I make around 60...   I've emailed my CPA over 50 times throughout this process asking for updates, but sometimes I have to email him 3-4 times in a row before he'll respond, often days or weeks between replies. I very much have the feeling that if I just stopped pestering him, that he'd just let me fade off and forget. I'm really pissed off now and sometimes just lie in bed at night thinking about the mess.   I don't know what to do, it's now almost December and this whole thing has been a nightmare. I already paid him a total of 750 euros for my 2014, 2015, and 2016 returns which I don't know now if they're also correct. I would feel better if he was responsive and kept me updated on what he's doing to fix this, but he just doesn't respond, sometimes for weeks at a time!