- June 14, 2019
- Posted by: Asif Rahemtulla
- Category: Press
CALGARY, AB (Dec. 12, 2017) — Platinum Bookkeeping and Tax has joined an exclusive group of companies in the country certified to support Canadians who need to deal with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The Calgary-based bookkeeping firm has officially been authorized as a Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA) for the IRS. The new designation means they are approved to assist individuals who don’t qualify for a Social Security Number but who still need an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to file U.S. taxes or have other U.S. filing or reporting requirements.
There are several groups of individuals who require ITINs including dependents or spouses of a U.S. citizen or non-resident alien visa holder. One of the largest groups Platinum Bookkeeping and Tax deals with is Canadians who are buying and selling U.S. real estate.
“From retired couples who are spending several weeks or months at a time in the Southern U.S. to families who have rental properties at ski resorts or other American destinations — there is an increasing number of Canadians who are dealing with the IRS and are required to submit an application,” explains Asif Rahemtulla, Managing Partner of Platinum Bookkeeping and Tax.