Philip Chow, Tax Director, brings a broad range of knowledge in taxation to H&B from his experience prior to joining the firm.
He has extensive expertise in federal, state and international tax compliance, providing tax services to various types of individuals and businesses, including consolidated, multistate, and foreign entities.
His specific areas of expertise include controlled foreign corporations, multi-state S-corporations, real estate partnerships and limited liability companies, ranging from closely held to domestic and international companies. Philip focuses on accurate and timely tax compliance and also 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”companies, 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 dealt with multi-national companies that underwent reorganizations including calculation of disguised sales gains, tracking of different bases on property contributions, resolving 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.
Philip holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California and a Master of Science in Taxation from California State University Northridge. He is a licensed certified public accountant and member of both the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs. Philip is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.