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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

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JULY-AUGUST 2015

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PROFESSIONAL TAX RETURN PREPARATION

Arthur A. Granberg, EA, ATA, ATP, has more than 40 years of experience

in public tax practice. Our Associates include EAs & CPAs. Our rate is

$110 per hour; most FS returns take just 3-4 hours. Located near Ballston

Mall and Metro station.

Tax Matters Associates PC

4420 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 500

Arlington VA 22203.

Tel: (703) 522-3828.

Fax: (703) 522-5726.

Email:

aag8686@aol.com

WE PROVIDE FREE TAX CONSULTATION.

Specializing in Foreign

Service and overseas tax returns for 30-plus years. Income tax

preparation and representation by Enrolled Agents. Electronic filing of

tax returns for fast processing. Taxes can be completed via: email, phone

or in person. We handle all state filings. Custom comments provided

on each return to help keep our clients heading in the right financial

direction. TAX TRAX, a financial planning report card, is available. Tax

notices and past due returns welcome. Office open year round. Financial

planning available, no product sales, hourly fee.

Send us your last 3 returns for a free review.

Financial Forecasts, Inc.

Barry B. DeMarr, CFP, EA & Bryan F. DeMarr, EA

3918 Prosperity Ave #318, Fairfax VA 22031

Tel: (703) 289-1167.

Fax: (703) 289-1178.

Email:

finfore@FFITAX.com

Website:

www.FFITAX.com

FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR FS FAMILIES.

Carrington Financial

Planning LLC of Arlington, Va., provides financial planning services

to Foreign Service families worldwide. Principal William Carrington

is a Foreign Service spouse with 19 years of FS experience. Web-based

process provides customized, collaborative, financial planning services.

Specially approved to use Dimensional Funds. Fee-Only, Fiduciary-

Standard, Registered Investment Adviser (RIA). Licensed and insured.

Email:

william@carringtonFP.com

Website:

www.CarringtonFP.com U.S. TAXES FOR EXPATS. Brenner & Elsea-Mandojana, LLC, is a professional services firm that specializes in the tax, financial planning and business advisory needs of U.S. citizens, foreign persons and their businesses. Managing Member Christine Mandojana CPA, CFP ®, is the spouse of a Foreign Service officer who specializes in the unique aspects of expat taxation and financial planning, including rental properties. Managing Member Jim Brenner CPA/ABV, CGMA, has over 30 years of diverse experience, is an IRS Certified Acceptance Agent (for persons needing assistance with taxpayer ID numbers) and a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Tel: (281) 360-2800. Fax: (281) 359-6080. Email: info@globaltaxconsult.com Website: www.globaltaxconsult.com

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SPEECH THERAPY

CANTO SPEECH THERAPY ONLINE

. Anywhere in the world!

Long established, well known, widely respected.

Tel: (971) 252-2062.

Email:

ask@cantospeechtherapy.com

Website:

www.CantoSpeechTherapy.com

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS

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LEGAL SERVICES

ATTORNEY WITH 34 YEARS’ successful experi- ence SPECIALIZING FULL-TIME IN FS GRIEV- ANCES will more than double your chance of winning: 30% of grievants win before the Grievance Board; 85% of my clients win. Only a private attor- ney can adequately develop and present your case, including necessary regs, arcane legal doctrines, precedents and rules. Call Bridget R. Mugane at: Tel: (301) 596-0175 or (202) 387-4383. Free initial telephone consultation.

EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING FS

officers in

grievances, performance, promotion and tenure, financial claims,

discrimination and disciplinary actions. We represent FS officers at all

stages of the proceedings from an investigation, issuance of proposed

discipline or initiation of a grievance, through hearing before the FSGB.

We provide experienced, timely and knowledgeable advice to employees

from junior untenured officers through the Senior FS, and often work

closely with AFSA. Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch.

Tel: (202) 331-9260.

Email:

attorneys@kcnlaw.com

WILLS/ESTATE PLANNING

by attorney who is a former FSO. Have your

will reviewed and updated, or a new one prepared. No charge for initial

consultation.

M. Bruce Hirshorn, Boring & Pilger, P.C.

307 Maple Ave. W., Suite D, Vienna VA 22180

Tel: (703) 281-2161. Fax: (703) 281-9464.

Email:

mbhirshorn@boringandpilger.com

ATTORNEYS EXPERIENCED IN

representing Foreign Service

officers and intelligence community members in civil and criminal

investigations, administrative inquiries, IG issues, grievances,

disciplinary investigations and security clearance issues. Extensive

State Department experience, both as counsel to the IG and in L, and

in representing individual officers. We have handled successfully some

particularly difficult cases confronting Foreign Service and intelligence

officers, both before the Foreign Service Grievance Board and in the

federal and local courts. We work closely with AFSA when appropriate

and cost-effective. Doumar Martin PLLC.

Tel: (703) 243-3737. Fax: (703) 524-7610.

Email:

rmartin@doumarmartin.com

Website:

www.doumarmartin.com

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TAX & FINANCIAL SERVICES

DAVID L. MORTIMER, CPA:

Income tax planning and

preparation for 20 years in Alexandria, Va. Free consul-

tation.

Tel: (703) 743-0272.

Email:

David@mytaxcpa.net

Website:

www.mytaxcpa.net

IRVING AND COMPANY, CPA

: Scott Irving, CPA, has more than 16 years

of experience and specializes in Foreign Service family tax preparation

and tax planning.

Tel: (202) 257-2318.

Email:

info@irvingcom.com

Website:

www.irvingcom.com