Fernando Barraza, CPA, MAcc

Fernando Barraza is a Tax Shareholder and a member of the firm’s International and Estates & Trusts segment teams. He is a dynamic and proficient business consultant with over ten years of public accounting experience, delivering results across multiple industries. He leads projects involving domestic and international business structure set-up, cross-border structuring, foreign expansion planning, tax treaty analysis, foreign tax credit planning, as well as IC-DISC entity structuring, compliance and planning. He prepares, coordinates and reviews complex tax provision engagements in accordance with ASC 740 and compliance with international standards. He is adept at aligning operational business, tax, cash flow, and technology strategies with innovation and cost efficiency. Fernando is a flexible CPA who adapts seamlessly to constantly evolving laws, processes and technology. He is a recognized leader and mentor with the ability to manage large teams. Fernando is fluent in English and Spanish.

Areas of Specialty

  • International business structure planning, cross-border structuring, foreign expansion planning
  • Tax treaty analysis, foreign tax credit planning
  • International Tax Compliance
  • Individual Tax Planning and Compliance
  • Corporate and Pass-through Entity Tax Planning and Compliance
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Wealth transfer planning
  • Tax planning for high wealth individuals
  • IC-DISC entity structuring, compliance and planning

Industry Experience

  • International, including In-bound and Out-bound transactions
  • Cross-border structuring, foreign expansion planning, tax treaty analysis & foreign tax maximization credit planning
  • Manufacturing
  • Estates & Trusts
  • High net-worth Tax Planning & Wealth Transfer Planning
  • Subpart F income analysis
  • Income tax treaty analysis and claiming beneficial income tax treaty positions


  • University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting
  • University of Arizona, Master of Accounting

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz County, Board of Directors
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Tucson Young Tax Professionals


  • Certified Public Accountant with the Arizona State Board of Accountancy
  • Greater Tucson Leadership Program


  • Intuit ProConnect article, Content Marketing: How millennials are redefining “business development” (2016)