Partner, Tax Services
Area of Focus:
Philip Chow has extensive expertise in tax and manages all tax engagements. His scope of knowledge comprised of federal, state and international tax compliance. He primarily focuses on providing tax services to various types of individuals and businesses, including consolidated, multistate, and foreign entities.
Philip brings a broad range of knowledge in taxation to TAAD LLP from his prior experience as a tax partner. His specific areas of expertise include controlled foreign corporations, multi-state S-corporation, real estate partnerships, limited liabilities companies, ranging from domestic to international companies. Philip focuses on accurate and timely tax compliance. Most importantly, he uses his extensive tax knowledge in providing tax planning to business owners and high net-worth individuals to achieve the most beneficial tax position and opportunities for tax savings.
Philip has over 12 years of experience in public accounting and has worked at the Big 4 accounting firms (Ernst & Young and Deloitte) where he managed the filings of hundreds of real estate pass-thru entities, real estate investment trust, and foreign entities tax returns. He also worked with multi-national companies that underwent merger and acquisitions including calculation of disguised sales gains, tracking of different bases on property contributions, resolving of equity rollforward discrepancies due to consolidation of subsidiary companies, computation of gains and losses on redemption of partnership interests, analysis on certain asset acquisitions of foreign assets and companies, and evaluation of partnership agreement in determination of special annual profit/loss allocation.
Education and Professional Licenses:
- Certified Public Accountant, California
- Master of Science in Taxation, California State University Northridge
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, University of Southern California
- Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Member of California Society of CPAs.
- Fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese