Scott Usher, a leader in Bader Martin's international practice, with colleague Diana Pitner
Worldwide Resources + Expertise

Globalization. It's a word that gets thrown around a lot these days. U.S. businesses conduct operations in foreign countries. Foreign-owned businesses operate here. Our citizens live and work abroad, while foreign nationals reside in the U.S.

Many of the implications are obvious, for example language and cultural barriers. Others, like the financial and tax consequences of operating outside of your home country, are less obvious. That's where we can help.

The professionals in our international practice are experienced advisors to U.S. and foreign individuals and businesses that live and conduct business around the world.

And to support our international clients, our multilingual professionals give great advice in a number of languages besides English—including Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, Polish, French, Hindi, Japanese, Hebrew and Spanish.

Where appropriate, we can also draw upon the expertise and resources of professionals in our DFK-affiliate firms. with offices across the country and in more than 80 countries across the globe.

Taxation of U.S. Expatriates and Foreign Nationals
U.S. individual tax planning and compliance reporting for federal, state and local jurisdictions

Foreign tax credit consulting

Taxation of foreign-owned real property in the U.S.

Foreign-jurisdiction tax compliance and planning, generally provided in coordination with DFK affiliate firms
U. S. Taxation and Reporting of Foreign Investments
U.S. Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR) and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) compliance for non-U.S. bank accounts and other foreign financial assets

Consulting regarding the timing and amount of foreign income subject to U.S. taxation, including dividends, royalties and interest.

Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) consulting, including QEF elections and Form 8621 reporting
U.S. Taxation of Foreign Business Operations
U.S. reporting of foreign-source income

U.S. reporting requirements for transactions with foreign owners

Planning and U.S. reporting requirements for outbound foreign operations, including timing and amount of income subject to U.S. taxation

Planning for repatriation of profits

U.S. employment taxes and employee benefits consulting

U.S. tax withholding requirements, including Form W-8 filings
Assurance and Advisory Services
Financial statement preparation

Foreign currency accounting

Audits, reviews and other assurance services

Internal control consulting and reviews

Inventory observations

IFRS consulting


Primary Contact
Scott F. Usher
Call 206.667.0320
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