Your options are to either complete and file the return yourself or get the assistance of a trained tax preparer. If you have not previously filed a U.S. return, it is highly recommended to get the help of a tax professional.
H&R Block is the largest preparer of tax returns in the U.S. and their specialty is individual tax preparation. H&R Block Expat Tax Services, a specialty business within the company, offers an easy, affordable, and virtual option for au pairs. Your tax return will be completed quickly through these three steps:
1. Submit your online registration
After registering, you will receive an introduction email from your client relationship professional with an overview of the process and next steps.
2. Complete and submit a brief organizer
The organizer should take less than 10 minutes and will help us understand your unique tax situation. You will be asked to provide your stipend information and amount directly on the form. Next, we will review the completed organizer and prepare your tax return.
3. Review and approve your completed tax return
You will be notified when your tax return is completed along with an invoice. When payment is received, you can review the return in your secure online portal and provide your signature approval. We will then file the return electronically with the IRS, saving the additional expense of mailing a paper tax return.
How long will it take to prepare my return?
You should typically receive your completed return within 3 days of submitting your completed tax organizer.