Howard B. Epstein
Howard B. Epstein, CPA
Director of International Tax
800 Liberty Building
Buffalo, NY 14202
HOWARD EPSTEIN, CPA is the firm’s Director of International Tax and responsible for ongoing domestic, multi-state and international tax planning services. As the Firm’s lead international tax professional, he provides tax planning, compliance and consulting to multi-national companies, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions.
Mr. Epstein has specialized expertise in helping the firm’s international clients enter new markets, minimize taxes and customs duties and maximize government trade incentives.
He is uniquely qualified to assist businesses in managing their international operations by providing services in the following areas:
Managing International Operations:
Transfer pricing analyses
Minimization of worldwide taxes
Structuring foreign operations –choice of entity
Tax compliance and planning for foreign entities/individuals
Export planning and incentive for US companies
Managing Foreign Investments in the U.S:
Minimization of federal and state taxes
Sales tax planning and compliance
Transfer pricing analysis
US real estate ownership for non-resident aliens
Tax compliance and planning for US businesses and resident/non-resident aliens
Prior to joining Freed Maxick Mr. Epstein had 10 years of “Big Five” experience serving numerous publicly and privately held multinational clients. He provided tax compliance and tax planning services related to corporate reorganizations, liquidations and acquisitions for numerous SEC clients ranging from $7 million to $7 billion in revenues.
Mr. Epstein mentors the firm’s professional staff and takes pride in helping employees develop their careers at Freed Maxick. He is a frequent speaker on various international tax subjects and has been asked to appear at local and national industry associations in the US and Canada. He also contributes articles and has been quoted in many trade and business publications, including Leading Edge Magazine and Buffalo Business First.
Mr. Epstein is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition he is a Board Member of the School of Management Alumni Association at the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Jewish Community Center of Buffalo. Mr. Epstein also serves on the Finance Committee for the Burchfield-Penny Art Center.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Mr. Epstein has a BS in Finance and an MBA in Accounting. He joined Freed Maxick in 1998 as a senior manager in the firm’s Tax Department and was elected director in 2002.
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