Tom Neff

CPA / Tax Stockholder / International Tax Chair / Chairman of the Board

Focus: 

International Tax  
Transfer Pricing Studies  
Corporate and Multi-State Tax & Consulting  
Real Estate Partnerships  
California Enterprise Zone Tax Credits  

Industry: 

Professional Services
Contractors, Managers & Developers of Real Estate
Franchises

Credentials:

University of Dayton, Ohio, Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, 1986
Golden Gate University, MBA in Taxation, 2004
CPA, License, 1998

Organizations:

California Society of Certified Public Accountants  
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants  
MGI NA International Tax Committee, Chair  
CalCPA Education Foundation International Tax Conference, Speaker & Member  
San Francisco Bay Area ProVisors, Member  
R&B Cellars, Board Member  
Vistage International, Group Member  

Bio

Originally from New Jersey, Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton, OH in 1986. He worked the next 9 years with a large Wall Street law firm and with a CPA firm in New York and the Virgin Islands before relocating with his wife and children to San Francisco. Tom has been with RINA since 2002; he is currently a Tax Stockholder, Chairman of the Board and Head of the firm’s International Tax Practice.

Experience

Tom works with outbound US businesses to structure overseas operations in a tax efficient manner and also with inbound businesses to assist with US entity formation issues.  The consultation includes reviewing tax treaties to determine how to efficiently structure intercompany transfer of funds.

He has worked specifically in the areas of:  tax return preparation and planning for non-resident aliens and expatriates, including income sourcing and mitigation of withholding taxes; foreign activities of U.S. taxpayers including the use of DISCs; foreign tax credit utilization; choice of entity planning including foreign joint ventures, dual-status entities, and foreign branches; Controlled Foreign Corporations (CFC); Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) compliance and planning, and Transfer Pricing.

When not working, Tom enjoys spending time with his family hiking around the Bay Area and is an avid skier and fan of alternative rock music.