It was early 2012, and a few years after opening an offshore GoldMoney account, that I stumbled upon FBAR and US offshore account reporting requirements. I needed to back-file, and even figure out how to file! Information on how to comply was so scarce, and the fines so high for mistakes that it was a stressful time to say the least! Finding someone to even help seemed a tall order too. CPAs in town had little knowledge at all and didn’t want to take on the risk. GoldMoney, in the Channel Islands had no idea about US filing requirements either! I didn’t even know what type of account this was in US terminology.
When I found Eugene Sherayzen via Google, it was already late on a Friday night. I expected to leave a voicemail, suffer through the weekend, and pick things up on the following Monday. He called me right back and from there began a very smooth experience working with a highly competent individual. Despite the long distance, he patiently took me through the whole process via Skype meetings, phone calls, and email over the following month or so. T
he weight off my shoulders cannot be stressed enough and while it took me two tax seasons to be comfortable doing my own taxes (with added FBAR and 8938 filing) again, Eugene navigated for me during one of the worst storms of my life.
He has my sincere thanks and well wishes in the years ahead and if you’re in a similar situation he can definitely help you.