US 1040 Tax Returns

We offer tax services to US citizens living in Canada. We acknowledge that many US citizens living abroad are worried about compliance, and the IRS seems to be fairly diligent about following up on individuals who have not filed. The implication of not filing can be penalties and interest, which vary with each person’s situation.

We only take only clients whose tax situations are relatively simple. This could include employment or self employment income in Canada, investment income, rental income from properties and capital gains. Generally, we don’t do Schedule C business statements, or handle more complicated transactions.

We will coordinate the US 1040 with your Canadian tax return to ensure that all foreign tax credits are properly accounted for, as per the Treaty between our countries.

We will also work with you to prepare FBAR filings, which are a mandatory filing of your financial assets outside of the US. This is mandatory, and failure to report will attract penalties.

  • Randy is honest,  a great listener, and not just a head nodder.  He is very deadline focused, we know this because he accomplished everything he offered and more on time.  Even when he was not feeling well, he still completed additional work.

    Simply put, he is excellent at what he does, and moreover, he is compassionate and kind. He never made us feel judged, and was looking for the best way to accomplish our goals. He did everything in way that made us feel like we were part of the process.

    He is as interested in our goals as we are. He also helped make this financially work for us, by figuring out ways we could do some of the work.  I do not know many people who are in business that truly put a clients needs in line with their own. Randy does, and he does this in spades.  My wife and I would recommend him to anyone needing Accounting, a Tax expert, and Bookkeeping expert.  These are the areas he worked with us on.

    Not only has he found new clients we want him as a friend.

    Gnetahn Jehman
  • I went in what felt like “the end of the world problem”. I was greeted warmly and treated with a lovely smile and warm atmosphere. With in the hour the problem had been fixed, taxes filled and no tears.
    Randy was even kind enough to listen to my silly stories of how I got myself into this situation. He never looked away or minimized my feelings. I am sending at least 2 girlfriends with similar problems to him.
    I will see you next year Mr. Randy.God bless people like you.

    Jeannine Thornton
  • I had a tax issue that seemed complex and somewhat intimidating, so I met with Randy to review the relevant information. Randy was extremely patient and decent, and took all of the time necessary to make sure that I understood the situation. I left that meeting very happy – not only because the issue had been resolved, but because I knew I’d found a tax professional to whom I’d return from that point onward. This five-star rating is truly deserved.

    John Driscoll
  • Thank you very much for helping me complete my taxes. I really appreciate the help and the ease of correspondence you’ve provided. I have recommended you to many of my friends. I will be in touch with you when I receive the T4’s and additional paperwork for the year of 2017.

    Maria Albon
  • Met with Randy recently to handle my company’s taxes. He was polite, knowledgeable and was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate in recommending his business in handling your bookkeeping and tax needs. Great job!

    Clark D’Cunha of Design Trunk
  • Randy did my tax last year. I will continue to use him – he answered my long list of questions and provided me my tax back quickly and without hassle. I definitely recommend Randy!

    James Asquith
  • Randy Larson was amazing.  He took my several years’ of receipts, metamorphosing them into several years’ worth of income tax returns, all nicely bound for filing.  As someone experiencing anxiety in filing tax returns, I found him reassuring, thorough, and very quick.  I can give Focus Bookkeeping Ltd. my heartiest recommendation and Randy my most sincere appreciation for his friendship.

    B. Mitchener
  • Friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Service doesn’t get much better or more personalized than this.

    Shaun M
  • Randy was Incredibly helpful and answered all of my questions patiently and thoroughly. He even helped me discover items I should have previously been claiming on my taxes that other accountants had missed. A true professional who cares for his clients. My fiancé and I will definitely be back next tax season.

    Fiona McLachlin
  • The team at Focused Bookkeeping is truly amazing! Randy is incredible knowledgeable and can help you with just about anything tax or business related. I started my own business last year and needed a ton of help with setting everything up and Randy was helpful every step of the way! I would recommend Focused Bookkeeping to anyone looking for great personal and professional service.

    Jessie Ryan
  • Randy Larson did my taxes this year along with some of my family members. Randy is truly a remarkable accountant and individual. Nothing short of professional. He always had a smile on his face and laughter no matter how busy he was and had time to answer questions, either through the phone or through emails, and I had more than a few questions. If you are looking for a extraordinary accountant look no further than Randy Larson, he truly is the best

    Danny Mior
  • My wife and I used them in 2016.  Great service and reasonable price.  Will definitely go back.

    Robert Iantria