Cross Tax LLC is owned and operated by Expat US Tax, which has been successfully trading since 2011.
Both companies are owned by Andrew J. Landin
2017 marks Andrew’s 14th year of expatriate taxes in a career which started with Ernst & Young in London, before relocating to Melbourne and joining PricewaterhouseCoopers. While in Australia, Andrew was a US/ Australian expatriate tax manager focusing on the financial services and oil and gas industries. In 2010, Andrew undertook a secondment to PricewaterhouseCoopers based in the Middle East where his main clients were two of the most prestigious American universities before leaving PricewaterhouseCoopers to establish Expat US Tax in February 2011.
"I'm really proud of our 50 strong team, I don't believe in contractors and I don't believe in outsourcing work to other companies. We have a hand-picked team that really care, go beyond the call of duty and constantly strive for excellence. Our business grows leaps and bounds, year on year and that's because we all share the philosophy of genuine client care, we treat every client like a VIP, because to us, they are. In the early years, our business was built purely from client referrals and nothing else, frankly, that's all the work we could handle while maintaining our standards of excellence. In fact, several business units within our company still don't advertise to this day. Cross Tax was created to serve the Canadian market that we couldn't compete in at the time. Our main business, Expat US Tax was structured to provide a bespoke, face-to-face service with highly qualified, experienced accountants. That service comes at a cost, and it was a cost some people didn't get value from because their personal situation simply didn't require that level of expertise and hand-holding, they needed a solution with a lower cost but one that still provided 5-star service and delivered exactly what they needed."
18 years of specific US-Canadian cross-border tax experience
Renate T. Tanaka manages the technical tax side of Cross Tax. Being a dual citizen herself, Renate brings a wealth of cross-border US-Canadian tax experience to the team.
Prior to starting with Expat US Tax and Cross Tax, I was a Senior Manager in the expatriate tax department at PricewaterhouseCoopers. I started in expatriate tax with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999, working in that department exclusively for 11 of my 13 years with the firm in Montreal and the other 2 years in Melbourne. During this time I developed an extensive US-Canadian expatriate and inpatriate tax expertise.
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CrossTax.ca was born from client demand.
Clients with reasonably straightforward circumstances didn't want to pay expensive accountants to prepare their tax returns. The work can easily be prepared by a specialist international tax team and carefully reviewed by an expert accountant for total accuracy. Many clients don't need to pay for year-round expertise on tap and require a simpler, more cost-effective solution.
Cross Tax is an online tax questionnaire designed from the ground up for Americans in Canada, and Canadians in America. It caters for those on short-term relocation assignment or those that have permanently moved to either country.
Clark Stott heads up Cross Tax and his mission is to make the whole process as simple and as cost-effective as possible, while maintaining excellent customer service. This is what he has to say about Cross Tax...
"Cross Tax constantly evolves, it's never finished and it's never perfect. We keep asking clients for feedback on every aspect of our business operation and so many have come up with great ideas for us. We run updates and make improvements to our systems weekly! We want our clients to see the changes they've asked for, and to see them implemented quickly. We appreciate people taking the effort to help us make our expat tax solution better, faster, stronger and we want to repay that effort by showing them that their time wasn't wasted. We listen, we care and we adapt... quickly."
The IRS publicly lists licensed tax professionals on their official website, there is an entire directory that the public can search to make sure
they are dealing with a real, licensed tax professional.
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As you will see from Andrew’s Bio, he was in Australia for many years which is why he is listed under Australia on the IRS website.
All our senior accountants are licensed by the IRS and we'd be happy to send you the whole list.
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