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Robert Atkins Walker PC is an Austin-based CPA firm focusing on international taxation and offering highest quality tax, accounting, consulting, FBAR and FIRPTA services including:

  • Tax planning and preparation for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts (U.S. citizens, residents, expatriates and nonresident aliens)
  • FIRPTA compliance for foreign sellers of U.S. realty, and assistance with recovering funds withheld under FIRPTA
  • FBAR and Form 8938 disclosure of your foreign financial accounts – and avoiding the penalties
  • Trust, estate and gift tax consultation (domestic and international)

For a listing of clients, please see Clientele.

Robert Atkins Walker, CPA, PhD, MBA

  • Over 40 years tax and accounting experience
  • PhD in taxation and finance, University of Texas at Austin
  • MBA in finance, Stanford University
  • BA in economics, Rice University
  • Winner of the Outstanding [National] Tax Dissertation Award
  • Articles published in Tax Notes and the Virginia Tax [Law] Review
  • CPA licensed in Texas and Washington, DC
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liz head shot (cropped & compressed)Liz Laurence, CPA

  • Over 20 years tax and accounting experience
  • BBA in accounting, Texas Tech University
  • M Ed in special education, Texas Woman’s University
  • Previously worked in Germany & with Steven E. Miller, CPA, PC, Dallas, TX
  • CPA licensed in Texas since 1981
  • Valedictorian, Austin (TX) High School

ccienki4_2014-lrCaroline Cienki, EA (Enrolled Agent)

  • EA (Enrolled Agent) – Federally authorized tax practitioner
  • Over 10 years tax and accounting experience
  • MA in acting, Arts Educational Schools & City University, London (UK)
  • BA (hons) Russian and Soviet Studies, University of Portsmouth (UK)
  • Wrote and published the children’s book “The God Chair” in August 2016.
  • Languages:  Spanish, Russian, French

“The best CPA in Austin regarding all kinds of foreign issues is Rob Walker.” (CPA, Austin)

“Splendid work, Rob! Many thanks for getting this done so expeditiously – and with a refund as an added bonus!” (Client, UK/Italy)

“Thank you: I greatly appreciate how professionally and expeditiously you handled my case, especially with a deadline like October 15th adding extra work to your plate.” (Client, Italy/Austin, TX)

“I am extremely happy to recommend his services to any client seeking the most polite, timely, professional international tax offering. I found him extremely knowledgeable on all tax issues and capable of seeking every possible legally available USA tax deduction.” (Client, Australia)

“Many thanks Rob for your help.  You are a true professional and I certainly enjoyed dealing with you.” (Client, United Arab Emirates)

“I looked through the work papers as well…so much work you all did!  I am just sooooo happy you guys do my US taxes! …. Thank you THANK YOU for all your work, patience (loads of patience) as you walk me through this by the hand each year.” (Client, Singapore)

“The 2016 income tax return looks great!  I am grateful to have you as my CPA! You are a blessing. I can’t thank you enough for everything that you have done for me these years… Thank you for all your kindness, patience, advice, and many more…” (Asian-American client, Austin, TX)

“Rob, Thanks for getting into this so promptly.  This is a wonderful analysis!” (Estate Planning attorney, Austin, TX, regarding the proposed sale of office condo rentals as part of estate planning)

“I want to reach out and see if we can work together again to do my 2018 filing.  You guys did a fantastic job this summer, thanks again!” (Client, Morocco)

“Thank you so much for your help with the taxes – Liz is excellent at what she does, as are you!” (Client, Czech Republic)

“We would like to sincerely thank you all very, very much for all your hard work, and especially your patience and understanding of our situation through the whole tax, FBAR and tax reclaim process. When we found your services on the internet we were in desperate need of help. We were so grateful and blessed that we found you all in our hour of need. You have graciously helped us to understand the US IRS requirements….. We will be more than happy to use your services in the future, and will certainly recommend you to anyone seeking tax help. (Client, Austin, TX)