Fernando Barraza, CPA, MAcc

Fernando Barraza is a Principal of BeachFleischman and International Tax Practice Leader. Fernando has worked in public accounting since 2007, and he is a dynamic and proficient business consultant who delivers 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. 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 also fluent in English and Spanish.

Areas of Specialty

  • Corporate and Pass-through Entity Tax Planning and Compliance
  • Estates and Trusts
  • High Net-Worth Tax Planning and Wealth Transfer Planning
  • IC-DISC Entity Structuring, Compliance and Planning
  • Individual Tax Planning and Compliance
  • International Business Structure Planning, Cross-Border Structuring and Foreign Expansion Planning
  • International Tax Compliance
  • Tax Treaty Analysis and Foreign Tax Credit Planning

Industry Experience

  • Cross-Border Structuring, Foreign Expansion Planning, Tax Treaty Analysis and Foreign Tax Maximization
    Credit planning
  • Income Tax Treaty Analysis and Claiming Beneficial Income Tax Treat Positions
  • International (Inbound and Outbound Transactions)
  • Manufacturing
  • Section 962 Election Planning
  • Subpart F and GILTI Income Planning


  • 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
  • Catholic Community Services, Treasurer
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Tucson Young Tax Professionals