Banks request Proof Tax compliance - preparer certification letter
Proof of tax compliance
Banks around the world may ask US Expats for proof of Compliance with their U.S. taxes.
For example, a bank may send a FATCA letter to a client requesting certain information about their US tax status (and probably ask them to complete either the W-9 or W-8 Form).
Preparer certification and notification letter to bank
We (TFX) can prepare and mail to the client (or to the bank directly) a letter called the 'U.S. Paid Preparer Certification and Notification'. That's a letter indicating that we have prepared - or we are in the process of preparing XYZ U.S. tax returns for the client
This will give to the clients more time in order to put their US taxes in order and not have their bank account frozen. Banks will normally give a 45-day extension.
If you wish for us to prepare this letter on our letterhead, our fee is $50 to prepare and email a letter in PDF format; if physical mailing is required, the fee is $150 (we can even mail it to their bank direct if they prefer).