WHAT SERVICES DO WE PROVIDE?

We offer a variety of services whether tax planning, tax compliance and representation, accounting and auditing, bank collateral audits, internal control evaluations, personal financial statements and more are listed below.

TAX

We offer comprehensive tax services, including preparation, planning, and representation services. With 25 years of experience providing tax services, we are highly regarded by peers and clients in the areas of international taxation, business restructuring, and gift and estate taxes.

PREPARATION

  • We prepare income tax returns for all business entities, including returns of multi-national and multi-state corporations. Among our clients are the U.S. subsidiaries of several overseas publicly traded companies and foreign corporations conducting business in the U.S.

  • We prepare individual income tax returns. A considerable number of our clients are business owners and investors with high net worth and high income. We also prepare non-resident individual returns for a number of foreign investors and executives who have significant investments in the U.S.

  • We prepare gift and estate tax returns for U.S. citizens and nonresident aliens, as well as related fiduciary income tax returns for estates and trusts.
PLANNING

  • We provide overall tax planning to minimize the tax burden of our closely-held business clients, their owners, and their families. We also assist clients with transferring their net worth to the next generation by delivering gift and estate tax planning services.

  • We believe tax planning is an on-going endeavor. We usually meet with our clients at least quarterly to keep them informed of their businesses and strategize on minimizing the tax impact. We keep our clients informed of the latest legislative and administrative changes and advise them on how to take advantage of new laws and regulations.

  • We provide transactional tax planning services such as for business acquisitions and dispositions, real estate transactions, corporate mergers, and foreign corporations doing business in the U.S. We have considerable expertise in the area of tax planning for corporate restructurings.

  • We assist our clients in identifying and implementing the most tax advantageous structure for their businesses, setting up the structure and applying all the necessary registrations and licenses.
FIN 48 AND TAX ACCRUAL STUDIES

  • We assist our corporate clients in performing FIN 48 studies in order to comply with regulations in accurately disclosing uncertain tax positions.

  • We also assist clients with complicated corporate and tax issues preparing tax accruals for audits by their independent auditors, usually subsidiaries of multi- national listed companies audited by a Big Four auditing firm.
REPRESENTATION

  • We represent our clients before federal and state tax authorities for different tax matters, including income, franchise, and estate taxes. In cases where we do not reach resolution with the field auditors, we expand our representation to include appearances before the Appeals Division of both the Internal Revenue Service and the State Tax Appeal Boards for income and franchise tax cases.

  • We also represent clients before state and local tax authorities for property, payroll, sales and other local business tax matters in view of increasingly aggressive state and local tax agencies.


ATTESTATION AND ASSURANCE

Our Attestation and Assurance services include audits, reviews, and compilations, as well as subsidiary auditor services. Audit, review, and compilation programs are custom-made for each individual client to reflect their own organization and environment. Essentially all of our clients whom require audits also utilize our tax services.

AUDITS, REVIEWS, AND COMPILATIONS

  • We offer audit, review, and compilation services for historical, forecasted, and projected financial statements. This includes consolidated or combined statements of multiple entities operating in multiple states and countries. Besides reviewing and auditing financial statements, prepared based on general accepted accounting principals in the United States, we also review and audit statements based on other standards, including international financial reporting standards.
SUBSIDIARY AUDITOR SERVICES

  • We are experienced subsidiary auditors on an international scale, and have worked closely with our clients' global principal auditors, including auditors from all Big Four accounting firms. Our firm brings a strong comfort level to bridging the gap between the financial statements of a parent company and those of its subsidiaries, while offering services of the highest quality required by principal auditors. Our experience includes responsibilities for the entirety of a multinationals' operations in the Americas, comprising of operations in several countries in North, Central, and South America.


CONSULTING

We offer diverse consulting services to allow clients to maximize efficiencies and maximize value, whether through mergers and acquisitions, growing an organization organically, or improving operational efficiencies and internal controls. We also offer valuation services both for reporting services as well as for potential acquisitions.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

  • We assist our clients in evaluating acquisition opportunities, analyzing financial data, evaluating synergy savings, and determining acquisition prices.

  • We evaluate various tax structures of the transaction to minimize income and sales taxes of the transactions, and to take advantage of future tax benefits after the transaction.

  • We perform due diligence studies on the target corporation's financial reporting system, operational efficiency, and corporate compliance.
BUSINESS VALUATION

  • We perform business valuation engagements for family businesses for federal gift and estate tax filings.

  • We assist the acquirer in merger and acquisition situations to determine the fair market value of assets and the value of goodwill and intangibles for financial accounting and tax reporting purposes.

  • We assist in the determination of any impairment of intangible assets under FASB 142 and IAS 36 for financial statement reporting purposes.

  • We perform due diligence studies for financial institutions to determine the fair value of businesses before granting credit in shareholder buyout transactions and business acquisitions.
GROWING BUSINESSES

  • We assist clients with setting up and automating their accounting systems and provide in-house training of their accounting staff. We also assist smaller clients in setting up their accounting systems, transaction recording, and year-end adjustments and closing.

  • We assist our clients in writing and formulating their business plans and preparing forecast financial statements. On some occasions, we have also prepared clients for public funding through venture capitalists. We also assist clients in their expansion by formalizing their personnel policies and structuring compensation packages, including pension and stock option plans.

  • We assist clients in securing financing through banks and the small business administration. In one case, we assisted our client in acquiring its plant through industrial bond financing.

  • We assist our clients in overseas business expansion by researching the local business environment, tax incentives and regulations, and selecting and implementing the foreign business structure.