Port Charlotte CPA Firm
Why More Americans Living Overseas Are Giving Up U.S. Citizenship
One of the many benefits to being an American citizen is the ease with which an American can travel to, or even relocate to, a foreign country. United States citizenship is, quite literally, your passport to the vast majority of the countries throughout the world. So why are so many Americans giving up their U.S. citizenship in recent years? One answer can be found in the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA. An American living abroad needs to have a thorough understanding of FATCA to avoid the high cost of non-compliance. Many Americans have chosen to eliminate the risk of violating the provisions of FATCA by renouncing their U.S. citizenship altogether.Read more
About Dara B. Sorah, CPA, P.A.
Dara B. Sorah, CPA, P.A. is a local Port Charlotte, FL CPA Firm providing local businesses and individuals with tax and accounting services. We know our small business owners take pride in their business - and we do too - which is why we work hard to reduce your expenses and increase your productivity. We also take our knowledge in savings and translate that to reliable tax services to help our individual clients maximize income and minimize taxes.
Interested in seeing how Dara B. Sorah, CPA, P.A. can help you with your tax or accounting needs? Give us a call at 941-979-8860 to schedule your free initial consultation. We look forward to working with you!
Meet Our Staff
Dara B. Sorah, CPA, P.A. graduated from the University of South Florida in 1997, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and became licensed in Florida in 2002. She has worked in the public accounting field since 1997 and has extensive review, compilation, taxation, and audit experience. In 2010, she opened her own firm, Dara B. Sorah, CPA, P.A.
Dara is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Since 1995, Dara has been in living and working in the Port Charlotte community. She and her supportive husband have a combined total of five children. Dara’s eldest daughter is following in her footsteps by pursuing an accounting degree from her Alma Mater, The University of South Florida – GO BULLS!!!
Dara’s passion for quality, service and ethics flows into everything she does. She continually seeks to help and encourage others to become successful in all areas of life.
Toni LaVigne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida graduating with honors. She has been preparing tax returns for over 13 years, specializing in all types of business entities. She is proficient in Corporate Tax Returns, Partnership Tax Returns, Personal Tax Returns, Financial Statements, Tax Planning, Payroll Processing and Returns. She is currently pursuing an IRS Enrolled Agent Certification. As a graduate from Charlotte High she has worked and lived in the community for over 23 years.
Jennifer Seegers holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Liberty University graduating with honors. She does client related bookkeeping and is also responsible for preparing payroll and sales tax returns, in addition to preparing Forms W-2, W-3, 1099, and 1096. She has over 20 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience in the workplace.
Jennifer spends a lot of her time working with her church, leading a group of volunteers, and teaching life groups. She spends the rest of her spare time training for triathlons, running races, teaching spin classes, and encouraging others to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Jennifer, most recently, ran her first official Marathon and completed her first Half IRONMAN as part of her training towards her goal of completing a full IRONMAN during the fall of 2015.
Heather Lawton studied at Georgia Institute of Technology before deciding to pursue various educational and serving opportunities in Australia, Central America, Europe, Asia and Africa. She has a passion for traveling, meeting new people, seeing new places, experiencing other cultures and tasting exotic foods.
Heather has spent the majority of the last 15 years in customer service and learning the ins and outs of running a business from managing teams, formulating training programs, scheduling, managing inventory, and continually reviewing policies and procedures to ensure continued success. She is the first person our clients encounter when calling our office or arriving for appointments. She assists the rest of the staff with the processing of returns and overall daily operations of the business.
Recently, Heather competed in her first 5k and is looking forward to pursuing this new running venture.