BeachFleischman CPAs is an Arizona-based firm. We can serve clients remotely throughout Pennsylvania and we’re ready to assist you in your international tax needs. The international tax environment is an area of continued scrutiny and focus by the taxing authorities. From a tax compliance standpoint, there are many different forms that apply when doing business or investing abroad. These compliance requirements apply to both U.S. entities and U.S. individual taxpayers and failure to comply may result in substantial penalties. There are different rules with regard to recognizing income from foreign activities. Care should be taken with structuring transactions to ensure such is done so in the most tax-efficient manner and maximizing foreign tax credits.

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Inbound and Outbound Activities

Outbound international activities:

  • U.S. corporations expanding operations overseas, via a foreign subsidiary or branch
  • U.S. individuals doing business or investing abroad
  • Outbound cross-border transactions; income tax treaty interpretation

Inbound international activities:

  • Foreigners coming to the U.S. to invest in U.S. businesses, U.S real estate, or U.S. securities
  • Foreign corporations coming to the U.S. to expand operations, via U.S. subsidiary or branch to the foreign entity

How we help

  • Assisting clients with structuring cross-border transactions in the most tax-efficient manner.
  • Assist foreigners that come to the U.S. to conduct business or invest in U.S. assets.
  • Addressing the complexities with the different tax forms that are to be filed when doing business abroad or when certain assets are held abroad.

Our International Tax Services

International Tax Structuring

We team up with foreign attorneys and accountants to come up with the best possible structure considering tax issues in both countries. In Mexico, we have an extensive network of legal and accounting contacts in different parts of the country with different areas of expertise, aside from LEA.

Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC)

A foreign corporation will fall under the Passive Foreign Investment Company rules if it meets either the Income test or the Asset Test. Due to these definitions, almost every foreign mutual fund will meet these requirements and will fall under the Passive Foreign Investment Company regime. When opening foreign securities accounts, it’s important to know what type of investments will be made and whether they may be considered PFICs.

Foreign Interest in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA)

We have extensive knowledge in navigating the requirements FIRPTA. Our international tax team has helped foreign investors with countless transactions subject to FIRPTA for sales of real estate both in Pennsylvania and nationally.

Mexico/U.S. Cross-Border Tax

We work with many U.S. companies and individuals that do business overseas, primarily Mexico and other Latin American countries. We team up with advisors in the foreign countries to provide the best possible support. We represent many Mexican families doing business in the U.S., many which include family members that are dual citizens of the U.S. and Mexico, that are obligated to fully comply with tax obligations that apply to residents of both countries.


Now that there is certainty as to the preferential taxation of qualified dividends, IC-DISC continues to be a great incentive for U.S. companies with significant export activity.

Transfer Pricing

With the increased emphasis on transfer pricing regulations worldwide, companies face an increasing risk of audit by both the IRS and tax authorities throughout the world. Through our Leading Edge Alliance network, our international tax professionals can review your organization’s intercompany transactions to ensure you are complying with transfer pricing regulations in the U.S. and abroad.

Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR)

This is an area that can be fairly complex if U.S. taxpayers have financial accounts in foreign countries that are not the typical bank accounts. These requirements also extend to majority owners of U.S. entities that have signature authority or ownership of foreign accounts.

Voluntary Disclosure Initiative

We assist U.S. citizens that have not been in full compliance with reporting offshore activity and have experience in getting them through the VDI program.

Pennsylvania Exports and Jobs

Pennsylvania’s Top 5 Export Markets
Pennsylvania Goods Exports to the World

Pennsylvania had 12,776 exporting companies in 2016 with 11,380 of those being small & medium sized (SME) exporters. SME companies made up 30% of total exports. 176,514 jobs were supported by goods exports in 2016. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA was the largest exporting metropolitan area in 2018 with 97 billion in exports.

PA Top Goods Export Sectors

Pennsylvania’s Metropolitan Exports

Metropolitan AreaExports in 2018
New York-Newark-JerseyCity, NY-NJ-PA$97,692,369,176
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE$23,663,218,226
Pittsburgh, PA$9,824,164,508
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ$3,423,194,850
York-Hanover, PA$2,545,683,367
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA$2,338,166,064
Reading, PA$2,149,776,939
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton, PA$1,733,784,741
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA$1,392,419,981
Erie, PA$1,179,020,859

Pennsylvania Employment

Jobs Supported by Goods Exports in 2016176,514
Jobs Supported by FDI in 2017309,200

*Share of state exports unavailable for MSAs that cross state lines.

Source: Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Who are we?

BeachFleischman PLLC was formed in 1990, and has grown to be one of the largest locally-owned CPA firms in Arizona and a “Top 200” largest CPA firm in the United States. The firm serves private enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, and entrepreneurs in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, and provides a wide range of accounting, assurance, tax, and advisory services.

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Serving Clients Remotely

Through our cloud-based technology, BeachFleischman serves clients throughout the United States and internationally. Our ShareFile client portal allows for secure file transfer and collaboration. With Microsoft Teams, we have video conferencing and desktop sharing capabilities. We offer QuickBooks Online for clients who want a convenient remote access option. We also use SafeSend and TaxCaddy, which are electronic systems that automates the assembly, delivery, tracking, and receipt of tax returns.

BeachFleischman serves clients locally and remotely.

National Reach

We also provide international tax consulting services for companies in Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

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BeachFleischman CPAs is an Arizona-based firm providing international tax services remotely to individuals and businesses in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. If you are interested in learning more about how BeachFleischman’s tax professionals can assist you, please fill out the submission form below and you will receive a prompt response.