Darlene Hart is Founder & CEO of US Tax & Financial Services, (USTAXFS) a European based global tax professional services firm focusing on US tax compliance and consultancy, with offices in London, Zurich and Geneva. She has nearly 40 years of tax, accounting, financial and retirement planning experience, working with the Big 4 firms Touche Ross (now Deloitte), and Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) before starting USTAXFS in London in 1986.
Her expertise has drawn the attention of Fortune 500 companies and she is known and sought after for her dynamic presentations on tax and financial matters, including the growing global transparency of the tax industry, to other professionals, banks, investors, accountants and the general public. Today much of her efforts are devoted to helping private clients become compliant with their US taxes through various options including Voluntary Disclosure, and the surfacing of undeclared funds to the appropriate authorities. She also advises banks and financial institutions on the US government’s FATCA legislation, which directly affects their relationships with their US clients.
Darlene is currently working with a number of trust companies advising on FATCA compliance and the preparation of US tax returns for foreign trusts, partnerships and corporations.
Darlene holds a BS in Accounting and MS in Tax from the University of Houston. She is an Enrolled Agent and member of the Association of International Accountants.
Did you Know?
Fact SevenThanks to FATCA banks must disclose their American account holders to the IRS or local tax authority.
Fact SixThe IRS is actively looking for non compliant US persons.
Fact FiveIt takes an average of 16 hours to do IRS Form 1040.
Fact FourThere are over 500 IRS tax forms.
Fact ThreeSince 1916, illegal income has been taxable.
Fact TwoUS persons must file tax returns no matter where they live and work.
Text One7 million Americans abroad
only 500,000 compliant