Here’s what clients are saying about our CPA, Michael Mertz, Mertz-International Limited and The Expat Tax Blog:
“Michael A. Mertz has been my CPA for several years and he is a thorough, smart, and trustworthy advisor and accountant. Having been self-employed for many years and living overseas, I have a complicated tax situation. On a regular basis, he helps guide me through the process of organizing my finances and filing my taxes on my behalf. He assists with my tax planning as well. His work as a CPA is impeccable. His character and professionalism make him the best accountant I have worked with, and his work is first rate. I highly recommend him.”
– Jen Lin-Liu – Beijing City, China
“Last year I asked Mike to take over my tax return preparations, and based on his advice we filed amended prior years’ federal tax returns from which I received over $19,000 in refunds.
He knows how to deal with the IRS, and is very knowledgeable about federal and state income tax compliance, as well as tax accounting. He has been extremely helpful throughout the process; specifically in his guidance navigating the federal and state tax laws.
I would recommend Mike without any hesitation.”
—Thomas Shreve – Jakarta, Indonesia
“I have enjoyed working with Mike who has helped me prepare not only this year’s taxes, but also the past 3 years of both my US federal and Massachusetts state taxes. He and his team are very knowledgeable in both returns, especially considering some of the complexities of offshore accounts and onshore investments in standard brokerage accounts as well as real estate. He has managed to save me ~$7K+ USD on federal taxes and $2K+ USD (MA State) taxes after amending my 2013-2015 tax returns. Not only is the money being saved an obviously massive perk but the time I am able to save and overall confidence in “getting it right” has also been a huge save.
Mike is wonderful to work with, dedicated to helping his clients, organized, efficient and very easy to communicate with. I would highly recommend Mike and I am looking forward to a long-term relationship with him. Thanks Mike!”
— Colin McKee – Hong Kong
“Working with Mike was a breeze and productive. He crafted amendments for 2013-2014 to move Foreign Taxes carryovers to 2015, saving me 30K+ USD in year 2015.
Mike is a terrific tax professional who brings a wealth of expertise to everything he does. I highly recommend Mike for the services and knowledge that he brings to the table.
Also like the fact he is dedicated to his profession and takes continuing education as serious as he does.”
— Ken Stearns – Thailand
“Michael A Mertz, CPA approached me on Linked In in order to help me get caught up on my US taxes. He prepped 3 years for me and the result was very satisfactory. I was amazed how easy and efficient the entire process was…
The process from NDA’s to Engagement Letter to Skype consultation to a in person meeting in Tokyo was very smooth and easy.
I would recommend to use him for your US tax prep and any other tax-related or accounting questions.
Feel free to talk to me if you would like an in-person recommendation.
Anything I can do to help others to learn more about the service and level of professionalism they will receive from Michael is the least I can do based on the great experience I had.”
— Robert Pauling – Japan
“I just wanted to give him an endorsement – he has been doing my taxes for 4 years now and I couldn’t be happier. We were on the same softball team in Shanghai, I had known him for a couple of years before I got involved with the tax stuff. I reached out to him when I couldn’t find someone in the States that knew how to handle looking at Chinese W2s and year-end tax reports. Mike has built a decent sized business helping people that work abroad and I have had a great experience working with him. He was able to get the US to refund all of the taxes I paid to the Chinese government, even going back to my first year – 2006. He handled all of the financials surrounding my relocation in 2012 as well as when my wife moved to the US last year and had to bring all of her assets. It was complicated but we made it work and I really couldn’t have done it so cheaply without him.
Anyway, he is a great person to work with, it’s very simple to upload docs to his site and he knows everything there is to know about the special tax requirements of expats. He would make your financial stuff a breeze.”
— Eric Carlson – China
“Michael helped me meet my US tax obligations as an expat; he patiently explained the process and helped me prepare my returns. He is a very knowledgeable, service orientated and friendly tax expert. I will gladly continue to work with Michael and I’m pleased to recommend his professional services to anyone.”
— Bill Adams – China
“Mike has a detailed knowledge of the tax code, especially as it applies to expats, and I have found his work to be highly professional. He’s also been very generous with consultations, always available for a phone conference or in person when he’s in town. Mike’s been preparing my taxes and advising me for three years running and I plan to retain his services indefinitely.“
–Alex Fak, Russia
“Mertz-International LLC has been my tax consultant since 2009. In this time, [Mike] has accurately prepared my US tax returns and provided relevant and timely answers to any and all tax questions asked.
I have been an expatriate living in Europe since 1998 and have worked with several “big name” accounting firms and tax consultants in this time. The quality of the results that I have received from Mertz-International LLC is equal to what I have received from other providers, the service is more personal and the value for money is better.
I endorse Mertz-International LLC as a quality provider of US expatriate tax services.“
—Wes Wosinski, Luxembourg
“I’ve fallen behind in my USA taxes for quite a few years and needed to renew my US passport. I wanted to make sure that my US tax obligations were up to date before renewing my passport. Michael patiently explained the process and helped my by preparing multiple years (8) for me. He was very helpful and I plan to use him to file my 2011 taxes in 2012 now that I am completely caught up through 2010. I have also recommended him to many of my friends either with similar situation as mine, or are looking for a professional/trust-worthy accountant abroad.“
—Bella Ling – Nair, China
“Michael is an excellent resource for tax preparation. He patiently explained the process to me, made sure I understood each step, gave great advice, and then did my taxes in record time. I enthusiastically recommend Michael as a tax accountant for expats and look forward to continuing to hire him in the future.“
—Rebecca Kanthor, China
“I have known Mike Mertz personally and professionally for approximately 2 years. Mertz-International helped me to amend and file 3 years of tax filings and bring my tax situation current.
The services I received were professional and to my satisfaction. Mertz- International calculated and corrected all the “foreign tax credit carryovers” and helped me step-by-step to resolve my filing status. I continue to entrust Mertz-International for all my taxation matters and confidently recommend this company to other expatriates in need of similar services.
Based on my personal experience, I can attest that Mertz-International is committed to holding the highest levels of integrity in providing professional tax services.“
—Dave Eilken, Arizona
“I have known Mike Mertz personally and professionally for approximately 12 years now. Both of us used to be employed by the same multinational company based out of Paris. We worked closely at that time in executing the company strategy.
We have since remained friends and when I learned that Mr. Mertz established the Mertz International LLC entity, which in its early stages primarily specialized in providing taxation advice and filing support to American expatriates throughout the world, I engaged the company’s services in working through some of me personal taxation matters.
As an expat for the last 15 years, based primarily in the Russian Federation and working for various multinational and local companies, my US tax reporting became incrementally more intricate and complex to manage. Mr. Mertz’s own international experience coupled with his financial background and expertise gave me the necessary confidence to entrust my financial matters to Mertz International LLC (ML LLC).
The services I received were much to my satisfaction, as all the perceived intricacies were shortly clarified and the multiple steps taken to resolve my filing status were clearly and effectively communicated by Mr. Mertz, and subsequently executed to successful closure. To this end, I continue to entrust my taxation matters to ML LLC and have confidently recommended this company to other expatriates in need of similar services.
Thus, it is without hesitation and based on personal experience that I can attest to Mertz International LLC’s commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity in this company’s business endeavors.
Please do not hesitate to contact me directly at the below number should you require any additional information.“
— Richard Sosnowki, Russia
These are some of what our hundreds of clients are saying about our help with expats taxes. If you are a satisfied client and want to leave a review, it would mean the world to us. Simply just contact us with your testimonial.