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I am the founder of GW Carter, Ltd, a boutique tax firm specializing in tax issues for foreign nationals and US residents abroad.

Formerly, I was a tax professor at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and the Associate Director of the Carlson School's Master of Business Taxation Program until June, 2010. I received a B.A. in accounting from Eastern Washington University in 1977, a Master of Taxation degree from the University of Denver in 1980, and a Ph.D. in taxation from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985. Early in my career I worked as a revenue agent for the State of Alaska, and later in public accounting for both a regional CPA firm and a Big Four Firm. My current practice was started in 1999. I have conducted tax seminars on various tax topics and have published several books on taxation.

In 1995 I began working with the IRS and the Minnesota Department of Revenue by overseeing a VITA site at the University of Minnesota dedicated to helping foreign students and scholars with their federal and state tax obligations. In the years since, I have supervised the free preparation of thousands of nonresident tax returns for students and scholars from the University of Minnesota and other area colleges and universities.

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GW Carter, Ltd, Certified Public Accountants
Edina, Minnesota, USA 55435
Tax and accounting services
1999 - Present
We specialize in the tax needs of foreign nationals investing or working in the United States, and US citizens abroad. We provide our clients with residency analysis and inform them of residency options, available treaty benefits and statutory elections to minimize their U.S. tax liability. For US residents, we specialize in FBAR, PFIC, foreign trust and foreign controlled corporation consulting.


PhD, Taxation 1985
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, United States
MBT, Tax 1980
University of Denver
Denver, Colorado, United States
B.Acc, Accounting 1976
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Washington, United States

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  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Minnesota Society of CPAs)

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