Meet the EXPATTAX Team

“No Problem People” at EXPATTAX

We are a group of accountants, tax advisors, and administrators with years of experience from a diversified background that includes large global tax firms to freelancing careers and everything inbetween.

Most of our team has personally known the expatriate experience from living abroad ourselves. We are strong English speakers who understand the nuances and subtleties of the language. And most importantly, we know the difficulties in navigating complex foreign tax codes. 

EXPATTAX are people who are willing and able to help you achieve your goals.

Thomas Zitzelsberger

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Experience: 20+ years

Qualifications: Fully qualified accountant under German and Irish law

Focus: International and domestic tax law

Thomas comes from a background as both a freelancer and a consultant in major tax practices focusing on both domestic and international tax issues. Thomas also spent three years working in the UK, Ireland, and USA allowing him to acquire deep knowledge of the different tax systems while learning firsthand the culture differences in each country.

Stefan Burger

Experience: 25+ years

Qualifications: Fully qualified accountant under German law

Focus: German income, VAT, cross border taxation, inheritance tax

Stefan comes from a strong background in an accounting and auditing firm before working in a practice of lawyers, tax accountants, and CPAs focused on US-based clients.

Claudia Kuffer

Experience: 20+ years

Qualifications: Fully qualified accountant under German law

Focus: German income tax, VAT, international income tax, accounting, and annual reporting

Claudia’s diverse background incorporates experience with small and medium-sized companies from across the world.

Claudia Arendas

Experience: 20+ years

Qualifications: Fully qualified tax assistant under German law

Focus: German social security, income tax, VAT, and general bookkeeping

Claudia’s theoretical and practical experience stems from a diverse background in different accountancy firms within the industry.

Rita Born

Experience: 20+ years

Qualifications: Fully qualified general accountant under Canadian law

Focus: Administrative tasks for consultants and clients

An expat in Germany herself, Rita assists with our various services from the same perspective as many of our clients.

Stephanie Reiber

Experience: 10+ years

Qualifications: Fully qualified accountant under German law

Focus: German income tax with cross-border dimensions

Stephanie comes from one of the largest global accounting and auditing firms. Her practical experience has prepared her to give the best advice to both national and international clients.

Andrea Görgens

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Experience: 25+ years

Qualifications: Qualified German accountant assistant

Focus: German income tax and VAT advice for freelancers

Andrea has experience living abroad for many years and fully understands the mindset of clients with different cultural backgrounds.

Birgit Augustin

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Experience: 10+ years

Qualifications: Fully qualified accountant under German law

Focus: German income tax, cross border taxation, VAT, annual reporting

Birgit comes from a major tax and audit firm focusing on domestic and international tax issues. Birgit´s background includes extensive experience with individual as well as corporate clients from around the world.