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Evelyn Fernandez, CPA, MST
DIRECTOR - TAX
Evelyn is a Tax Director at KROST. She has been in the public accounting profession for over 15 years. Her areas of expertise include tax planning and compliance for high net worth individuals, international entities and individuals, multi-state taxation, partnerships, S corporations, trusts, nonprofit organizations and entertainment businesses.
Evelyn has extensive experience in working with clients and their attorneys in participating in the Federal offshore voluntary disclosure initiative programs (OVDI). Her experience includes Foreign Bank and Financial Account reporting, foreign trusts, controlled foreign corporations and passive foreign investment companies.
Prior to joining KROST, she was working for a mid-size firm in Miami, Florida.
• KROST, Tax Director
• KROST, Senior Tax Manager
• Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP, Tax Manager
• Deloitte Tax LLC, Tax Staff
• Bachelor of Science in Accountancy & Finance, California State University, Northridge
• Masters in Taxation, Golden Gate University
Evelyn is a passionate long-distance runner participating in multiple marathon events on a yearly basis. She also does CrossFit and participates in various obstacle and mud races like Muddy Buddy, Tarzan’s Cup and Merrell Obstacle Run.
Evelyn's Thought Leadership
It is not uncommon for U.S. citizens or Green Card holders to come across a situation where they realize they haven’t been entirely compliant with U.S. tax filing requirements. The filing requirements, especially for foreign assets and income, have become so complex that even some tax practitioners don’t know where to start. If you feel … Read More
Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new issue, “IC-DISC Tax Savings on Export Goods or Services” by Evelyn Fernandez, CPA, MST: Interest‐Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC‐DISC) is quite a mouthful, which may be a reason why most people don’t know about this tax incentive. Thousands of businesses are not … Read More
Foreign-owned domestic disregarded entities have not had filing requirements in the past unless an election was made to treat is as a corporation, known as “check the box”. Disregarded entities are most commonly single member LLC (SMLLC). Generally, income tax and reporting requirements would not be reported separately. Rather, they would have been reportable on … Read More
We recently published our new KROST Quarterly Magazine which is packed full of articles and insider knowledge focusing on tech topics. Here is an excerpt from the article “The Basics of Virtual Currency” by Tax Director Evelyn Fernandez, CPA and Tax Staff Justin Ha: “On March 25, 2014, the IRS released Notice 24-21 detailing how … Read More
Nowadays, it is not uncommon for taxpayers to have bank accounts and investments held in different countries. While there is nothing wrong with this, it is important to make sure you are in compliance with US tax filings with respect to foreign accounts and investments in order to avoid getting hit with penalties. There are … Read More
If you’re looking ahead to the tax season in early 2018, it’s not too late to maximize your tax deductions. There are some excellent strategies that you can implement today that will pay dividends come tax return time. Plan ahead for these deadlines, and ensure that you get every deduction that you can. Donate to … Read More
Interest-Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC-DISC) is quite a mouthful, which may be a reason why most people don’t know about this tax incentive. Thousands of businesses are not taking advantage of this tax savings opportunity mainly because they aren’t aware of its benefits. In simple terminology, an IC-DISC is a separate legal entity from … Read More