International Tax Services

International Tax Services

International Tax Planning

  • Design and implementation of global tax efficient structures
  • Cross-border financing strategies and foreign exchange issues
  • Global tax minimization plans
  • ASC 740-10/FIN 48 analysis (uncertain tax positions)
  • ASC 740/FAS 109 services (accounting and reporting requirements)
  • Foreign tax credit planning, FTC utilization, Subpart F planning
  • Earnings and profits (E&P) studies
  • Export sales consulting – IC-DISC
    • Transfer pricing consultation on documentation, policies, and agreements
  • Out-bound tax considerations of global expansion- including cross-border cash planning, profit/dividend repatriation, funding and capitalization, and foreign currency issues
  • Tax planning for intangible properties and IP migration
  • In-bound tax considerations for entering U.S. markets with efficient tax structures – permanent establishment analysis
  • In-bound tax considerations for foreign nationals on U.S. assignments
  • Cross-border tax treaty analysis and planning for companies and individuals
  • Pre-immigration tax planning for individuals – trust, estates, inheritance, and gift tax planning with cross-border considerations
  • Relinquishing of U.S. citizenship and U.S. permanent resident
  • Universal Tax – Intersection of U.S. foreign tax planning & compliance

Foreign Tax Compliance


  • Preparation of all U.S. international forms, including Form 1118, 5471, 8865, and 8858
  • Withholding implications on outbound U.S. source income – including FATCA compliance (W-8 series and EIN/ITIN applications)
  • Withholding reporting for foreign partners of U.S. direct investments
  • Foreign tax credit calculations, accruals and carrybacks
  • Entity classification elections – disregarded entity (DRE) or choice type of entities
  • Treaty based tax return compliance


  • Non-resident U.S. tax compliance (Form 1040NR)
  • Foreign trusts and passive foreign investment reporting (Forms 3520 and PFIC’s)
  • Expatriate tax returns – analysis of tax equalization agreements for foreign assignments
  • IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure compliance-streamlined and full disclosure programs
  • Foreign bank account and specified foreign assets compliance
  • Tax compliance for relinquishing U.S. citizenship and U.S. permanent resident

Comprehensive Tax Advice

  • Foreign and U.S. tax planning and reporting integration
  • Global tax and consulting outsourcing with affiliated service providers in other jurisdictions
  • CFO and internal accounting staff support
  • Other Integrated business advisory services

Fast Facts

  • Our staff members are fluent in 25 languages
  • Third largest independent CPA firm in Texas
  • Member of HLB International, a top 12 international network with the combined strength of independent accounting and business advisory firms in over 795 offices and 158 countries
  • Attuned to the needs of middle market companies venturing to foreign markets for entry and future expansion
  • Briggs & Veselka partners with professionals in other service areas domestically and in-country to provide our clients with a powerful advisory team for a holistic approach to planning and compliance in foreign jurisdictions
International Tax Professionals

Crystal Gates Tax Partner, CPA 713-353-1955 ...
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Jason Sanders Tax Department Chair, CPA
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R. Scott Robertson Tax Partner, CPA
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Jason Sanders, CPA

Jason Sanders

Tax Department Chair, CPA



Crystal Gates

Tax Partner, CPA