Non-U.S. Businesses with U.S. Activity

Expand to the U.S. with Confidence

Unlock the potential of the U.S. market with our specialized tax services for non-U.S. businesses. We bring our expertise, knowledge, and passion to help you navigate the complexities of expanding into the U.S.

How We Can Help

Find the Right Entity Structure for Your Business

There are tax, legal, and a multitude of other factors for choice of entity and organizational structure. We provide expert tax advice and have a network of other professionals that we bring along to help support you with the factors beyond tax.

Optimize Your U.S. Tax Strategy

We help you build a strong U.S. tax strategy to optimize your worldwide business profitability and cash flow to support the growth of your business.

Ensure Compliance with all U.S. Tax laws

Compliance is our #1 priority. We help you navigate the U.S. tax system and be fully compliant with all U.S. laws.

Service Details - Expanding to the U.S.

Navigate U.S. Taxes with an Optimized Tax Strategy.

We put time and care into providing comprehensive tax solutions for foreign businesses looking to expand their operations to the U.S. With our expertise in international tax laws and regulations, we ensure that your business remains compliant while maximizing tax benefits.

Here are a few common forms that we file for our clients:

  • Form 1120

  • Form 1120-F

  • Form 5472

  • Form 1042

  • Form 1065

  • Form 8804

  • Form 8805

  • And many others...

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Global Partner Network

A Global Network of Partners to Help with Every Aspect of Your Business's Expansion.

Our network of partners helps you optimize your entity structure, arrange your financial and legal affairs, and so much more.

Tax and accounting specialists in non-U.S. countries

Customs brokers

Accounting and payroll services specialists

Warehousing specialists

U.S. immigration lawyers

U.S. international bankers and lenders

Transfer pricing and U.S. tax incentive specialists

U.S. international business formation lawyers

U.S. international tax and estate lawyers

Cross-border financial advisors

Employment lawyers

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Our Global Clients

We value each and every client relationship. Check out what our clients have to say about Lodder CPA.

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Working with Lodder CPA has been a game-changer for our US business. Their expertise in accounting and tax advisory services has not only saved us valuable time and resources but has also provided invaluable insights into navigating complex US tax regulations. Kyle and Dustin demonstrate a remarkable dedication to understanding our needs and tailoring solutions to optimize our financial processes. Their professionalism and attention to detail have instilled confidence in every aspect of our financial management. Their proactive approach and clear communication have made them an indispensable partner in our growth journey. I wholeheartedly recommend Lodder CPA to any organization seeking expert accounting and tax advisory services on an international scale. Their commitment to excellence and results-driven approach truly set them apart.

Lukasz Gorka



Lodder CPA helped greatly with our company's U.S. expansion from Canada. They have excellent knowledge and execution, as they collaborated well with our other advisors including our immigration attorney and Canadian tax advisor to ensure a smooth transition into the U.S. including optimizing our worldwide tax position.

Brent Larsen


Steep Hill Equipment Solutions

We work with Kyle, and his service is outstanding. Kyle's expertise in accounting, particularly in complex tax laws related to cross-border business activities, is exceptional. He provides tailored solutions that make us feel confident about the long-term success of our business. His attention to detail and proactive approach saves us time and money by identifying potential issues before they happen. What stands out about Kyle is his availability and his commitment to our satisfaction. He is always there to provide clear and insightful guidance, making complicated concepts understandable. His communication is excellent, keeping us informed every step of the way. Kyle's dedication, knowledge, and friendly demeanor have exceeded our expectations, and we highly recommend him to anyone seeking top-notch accounting services.

Rob McWhinney


Miracad Technologies Inc.

As a dual citizen in Canada, and entrepreneur, Lodder CPA continues to help me navigate my tax and reporting obligations for the U.S., and decrease my stress load. Most importantly, I can trust Kyle and his team to ensure my tax situation is optimized. I highly recommend Lodder CPA to other U.S. citizens, who live or have businesses in Canada.

Alyson McHugh

Managing Partner, Senior Research Biologist

Coldstream Nature-Based Solutions, Inc.

I first found Lodder CPA when my current U.S. accountant was not filing my taxes properly. I also reached out to Lodder CPA to help me get caught up on previous years that were not filed as well as to help my through my renunciation process. I am a U.S. citizen living in Canada and I also own a business. Lodder CPA not only helped me get caught up on four years of taxes but they also helped guide me through the renunciation process. Lodder CPA was efficient, accurate and extremely helpful. You have peace of mind knowing they are handling your taxes even if your situation is extremely complex. Whether you are a company, individual or a U.S. citizen living abroad I couldn't have found a better accountant. I recommend 10/10.

Carrie Ball


RE/MAX Truepeak Realty

PacificEast was becoming more complex in its cross-border and overall U.S. business. It was essential that accuracy and insights would be represented in the Corporate Accounting Department. Lodder CPA has communicated well and provided the excellence PacificEast requires.

Garth Froese

Chief Executive Officer


I've experienced Lodder CPA as professional and approachable. They turned the complex into simple steps with excellent advice and good processes. They see tax strategy as opportunity, and make the financial obligation work in your favor.

Jan Hensen


Meer Real Estate

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Our Process

What it Looks Like to Work with Our Team

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Fill Out Our Informational Intake Form and Schedule an Initial Meeting

In less than 5 minutes, you can fill out our simple intake form. Assuming your profile is a good fit for our company, we will schedule a chat with you to discuss the specifics of your situation.

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Receive Your Custom 3 Tier Proposal

Based on your unique needs, we provide you a three tier service proposal to help you pick the optimal option for your situation.

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Ongoing Tax Strategy Development and Execution

From check-in calls, to scheduled support, we are here for you beyond just tax return preparation. Depending on your plan, we work with you throughout the year to ensure your tax strategy is well executed.

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Taxes are Prepared and are Filed by the Necessary Deadlines

Every year, we prepare and file your taxes for you based on the optimal deadline for your unique situation.

Your Fully Custom Three Tier Package. Unique to Your Needs.

Check out our pricing table below for a clear view into our package-based pricing.

For businesses wanting full service financial and legal support to be set up for a successful entry into the U.S. market
For businesses wanting to enter the U.S. market with collaborative planning
For businesses simply wanting cross-border tax advice unique for their situation
Consulting Services
U.S. Cross-Border Entity Structuring and Tax Planning
Follow-up Consultations for Entity Structure
U.S. Individual Tax Residency and Initial Planning
Referral to U.S. Cross-Border Business Attorney
Collaboration with Cross-Border Business Attorney
Obtain Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Prepare Master Business License, if needed
Referrals to Cross-Border Advisors (Immigration Attorney, Foreign Tax Advisor, Financial Advisor, Banker, Bookkeeper, Transfer pricing specialist)
Coordination with Financial and Legal Advisors for Strategy Implementation
Start-Up Tax and Accounting Advice
For businesses that are looking for hyper growth or have more complex financial needs
For businesses looking to grow and need more support and financial expertise
For businesses just starting out or needing only minimal support
Ongoing Support Services
Business tax return preparation
Tax return review
MS Teams Meeting
MS Teams Meeting
Recorded Loom Video
Business owner(s) individual tax return preparation, if needed
Basic book clean-up review
Tax optimization checklist
Tax Strategy and Financial Health planning calls
Annual personalized tax plan
Estimated quarterly taxes
Safe harbor
Safe harbor
Estimated tax payment reminders
Government notice response
Audit support
Email support
Phone support
Tax return preparation turnaround time
3 weeks
5 weeks


Find answers to frequently asked questions about our services and international taxes.

I’m selling my product from a non-U.S. country into the U.S. Do I need to set-up a U.S. company?

Possibly. There may be tax reasons and non-tax reasons to forming a U.S. company. It depends which country you are expanding from, and if there is a tax treaty in place with the U.S. It depends on the nature of your services and how much time you are spending in the U.S. It depends on your goals, and plans, as well as the tax rate in the home country. There are a lot of factors and it’d be best to work with qualified tax professionals to create an optimized plan.

I’m expanding my business into the U.S. and want to form a U.S. company. What entity type should I choose?

It depends. There are certain entity types that you likely won’t qualify for such as a S-corporation. Sometimes a multiple company entity structure makes sense. However, there is no one-size-fits-all, and there are factors to consider depending on your situation. It’s worthwhile to work with a U.S. international tax expert and other financial and legal experts to consider what makes the most sense for you.

Can you form a U.S. company for me?

No. This is a legal function and needs to be completed by a U.S. business attorney.

Do we contact you or the attorney first when setting up a company?

Either is fine, but you should have conversations with both. We would be happy to be your first call and can make recommendations to qualified attorneys to assist you.

I formed an LLC because it was quick and easy to form online. Is this a problem?

Oftentimes, LLCs make good sense in the non-international tax setting. However, they occasionally can be tax inefficient between the U.S. and the foreign country's tax treatment. Furthermore, there are tax and legal ramifications if you don’t properly form the company, and it could make it more expensive to fix the problem in the future. We recommend that you get legal and tax advice before taking steps to form a company on your own.

I already formed an LLC. Should I dissolve and form a new company?

Possibly. There are U.S. tax provisions that allow you to make an election to treat the company in a different way for U.S. tax purposes. This could make sense, but the tax implications would need to be determined. You should seek a U.S. international tax professional to advise you on this matter to determine what remedy makes the most sense for you.

What are corporate income tax rates in the U.S.?

As of February, 2024; The federal corporate income tax rate currently is a flat 21%, and state corporate income tax rates range between 2.5% and 9.8%.

Will I need to file state income tax returns in addition to the federal return?

It depends whether you have nexus in the state. Each state has its own set of standards to determine whether you have nexus and are deemed to be doing business in the state. Physical presence or registrations in the state typically creates nexus. A certain level of sales activity in a given state could also create nexus.

Comprehensive Tax Services for Businesses Expanding into the U.S.

Get a free quote for U.S. tax and accounting services for your unique situation as a non-U.S. business expanding or selling your product or service into the U.S. market.

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