With all of the red tape and complications inherent in taxes, it’s no wonder individuals and businesses seek professional advice. Add in the complexity of filing taxes as an expat, and that red tape keeps unraveling. These are conversations that engage both the head and the heart.
When it comes to serving her clients, CPA Emily Haines is committed to above-the-board tax preparation and filing practices, unraveling the complexity to be manageable, supportive, and efficient.
Even more so, she’s driven to deliver transparency, trust, and a listening ear with your best interests at heart as part of her signature client service.
Emily is also a neurobiologist who speaks fluent German. But more on that later.
With scientist-level brightness, Emily got her start in the world of taxes (yes, literally the world), working in Corporate International Tax at Deloitte in London, and later moved to focusing on individual taxation in Global Mobility at KPMG in Berlin. Taking those years of Big Four experience, she started a tax company that kicks all notions of stern, rigid, and unaccommodating to the curb.
Emily is an accounting ace-in-the-hole. Pair that with her approachability, authenticity and empathy, and you have a 21st century approach to the accounting experience.
After living abroad for over a decade, this North Carolina native saw a need for accountants focused on helping people transition to living in new, foreign countries – and not let anything slip through the cracks. Today, she runs and manages Xpatax Solutions, a company she started for international and expatriate U.S. tax advising and preparation. The firm provides support to U.S. citizens living and working in Germany and German citizens required to file U.S. tax returns.
Within her first year of launching, Xpatax Solutions was serving over one hundred clients.
In her free time, Emily enjoys the beach, her dog, Suzy Q, and opera. She’s even got a favorite opera house – Komische Oper in the heart of Berlin.
Emily holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a Master’s Degree in Neurobiology from University College London, is exam-qualified for the ACA (the British equivalent of the CPA) and passed every CPA and ACA exam on the first attempt.