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Evelyn Fernandez, CPA, MST
PRINCIPAL — TAX
Evelyn is a Tax Principal 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, Principal
- KROST, Tax Director
- KROST, Senior Tax Manager
- Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP, Tax Manager
- Deloitte Tax LLC, Tax Staff
- Masters in Taxation, Golden Gate University
- Bachelor of Science in Accountancy & Finance, California State University, Northridge
- Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Member of California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
- Member of Toastmasters International
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.
- AICPA & CIMA U.S. International Tax: Advanced Issues
- AICPA & CIMA U.S. International Tax: Inbound and Outbound Transactions
- AICPA & CIMA U.S. International Tax: Core Concepts
Evelyn's Thought Leadership
The US tax system requires all its citizens and permanent residents to file tax returns based on worldwide income, regardless of where they live. As such, if a person lives overseas and files taxes in a foreign country, the person also needs to report the foreign income to the IRS by filing US taxes. In Read the full article…
Foreign nationals in the US: Do you have a federal income tax filing obligation? Now that you moved to the US, whether on a temporary basis or permanent, you may need to consider whether you have a US income tax return filing requirement and pay taxes in the US. If you are a foreign national Read the full article…
Los Angeles-based CPA Firm, KROST CPAs and Consultants, welcomes Evelyn Fernandez, CPA, MST, as a new Principal. Evelyn has over 15 years of experience in the public accounting profession, providing strategic advice and tax planning to her clients. Her areas of expertise include inbound and outbound tax planning for individuals and multi-national entities, tax planning Read the full article…
Foreign-owned domestic disregarded entities have not had filing requirements in the past unless an election was made to treat it 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 the Read the full article…
US citizens living abroad and foreign nationals residing in the US are renouncing their citizenship in a record-breaking fashion. During the first three quarters of 2020, the IRS published 5,045 individuals who have made the ultimate decision to expatriate and formally cut ties with the United States. This amount is significantly higher than the numbers Read the full article…
Navigating the ins and outs of US taxes as a US shareholder of a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) has been complex in the last couple of years due to changes in regulations from the IRS. Taxpayers need tax planning to determine the best strategy to mitigate the CFC’s tax liabilities. In 2019, the IRS and Read the full article…
Foreign-Derived Intangible Income (FDII) Can Increase Cash Flow for Manufacturing Companies and Distributors with Global Operations
This is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Manufacturing Issue, titled “Foreign-Derived Intangible Income (FDII) Can Increase Cash Flow for Manufacturing Companies and Distributors with Global Operations” by Evelyn Fernandez, CPA, MST. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) included several tax changes relating to the US taxation of Read the full article…
More and more US citizens are moving abroad for various reasons. The move could be work-related, family-related, or simply adventure-related. Technology has also made it possible for many professionals to be able to work from anywhere in the world. Most US citizens aren’t aware of the tax breaks they may be able to get as Read the full article…
We are happy to announce the release of our newest quarterly magazine! The Manufacturing Issue highlights some of the hot topics in manufacturing, including accounting for PPP, transfer pricing, Foreign-Derived Intangible Income (FDII), R&D tax credits, and more. What You’ll Find Inside This Issue: Accounting for PPP Loans and Forgiveness by Keith Hamasaki, CPA Manufacturers Read the full article…
If you are a California resident who accepts overseas assignments, or an international employer with California residents working abroad, you should know about the California Safe Harbor. The California Safe harbor is available for certain individuals leaving California under employment-related contracts. The safe harbor provides that an individual domiciled in California who is outside California Read the full article…