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Robert Collins

Robert Collins – CPA, CFE International Tax Manager

Robert Collins


As a CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner, Robert Collins contributes his talents to the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing as the firm’s International Tax Manager. In that role, Mr. Collins has assisted countless clients with addressing their foreign compliance issues. He has extensive experience with the IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program, Streamlined Foreign and Domestic Offshore Procedures, Delinquent Foreign Information Return Submission Procedures, and Delinquent FBAR Submission Procedures. This has led to Mr. Collins developing an intimate understanding of U.S. requirements regarding international tax and the applicable forms such as the FBAR, 8938, 1116, 2555, 3520, 8621, 5471, 8865, 965, and 926. Mr. Collins uses this knowledge to help bring the firm’s clients back into compliance and assist them in maintaining that compliance.

The organizations Mr. Collins works with rely on him to efficiently prepare, reconcile, analyze, interpret, store, and communicate the implications of various financial statements and reports. They also look to him to provide them with critical data about complex, constantly shifting variables. Mr. Collins also supports business entities with strategic planning and implementation, financial analysis, and risk management. Together, these skills and experiences make him a genuinely formidable ally for any business owner, whether the project at hand involves international tax, tax planning, recordkeeping systems, or other business accounting issues.

Mr. Collins acquired several years of experience as a staff services management auditor. In this role, he excelled at detecting more than $2 million in fraud, waste, abuse, misstatements, and errors during field audits he conducted in cities and counties throughout California. Mr. Collins then achieved success as an independent accounting consultant to small businesses.

Education:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in General History from California State University: 2012

Admissions, certifications, and licenses:

Certified Public Account (CPA), California

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Mr. Collins’ specific experience areas include:

International Tax

Business accounting
Business and Individual audits
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance
Tax fraud resolution
Tax planning

International tax:

  • FBAR, Form 8938, Form 1116, Form 2555, Form 3520, Form 8621, Form 5471, Form 8865, Form 926, Form 965.
  • Foreign account reporting, Foreign Mutual Fund PFIC reporting, Foreign entity reporting, GILTI, and Transition Tax.
  • Voluntary Disclosure Procedure, Streamlined Foreign/Domestic Offshore Procedures, Delinquent Foreign Information Reporting, and Delinquent FBAR Reporting.
  • S. filing requirements for VISA holders