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International Accounting

At Lear & Pannepacker, LLP, we understand that the modern business world has companies both large and small expanding their geographic footprint and doing business both nationally and internationally. This trend also results in US citizens traveling abroad for work, and foreign nationals living in the region, drawn to New Jersey by our biotech and pharma businesses, our ports for importing goods, our world-class universities and the diverse melting pot that has thrived in the shadow of New York City for over a century. This world is also growing more complex with the myriad of business regulations and tax laws that apply to our international clientele. We have experienced professionals who can assist both individuals and businesses with the following services:


Whether you’re a US citizen living overseas, a resident or non-resident alien, or a foreign investor, Lear & Pannepacker, LLP will work with you to find a solution to your international tax and compliance needs.

  • Controlled Foreign Corporation (CFC) compliance
  • Financial Bank Account Reporting (FBAR) compliance
  • Foreign housing and other credits
  • Foreign income exclusions
  • Foreign inheritance, gifts, and trust reporting
  • Foreign tax credits
  • Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP)
  • Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) compliance
  • Pensions and other US-qualified plans
  • Resident alien and non-resident alien reporting
  • US tax reporting for citizens living abroad


The number of regulations, laws, and policies an international business is required to follow can be daunting. Partnerships with suppliers are extending overseas along with customer bases, and more initiatives are being outsourced internationally. Our team will not only help you to keep up with the ever changing global marketplace, but achieve even greater success.

  • Bookkeeping and general compliance
  • Branch reporting and allocation rules
  • Capitalization and loans
  • Entity structure and relationships
  • Foreign employees working in USA
  • IC-DISC tax strategies for US manufacturers with overseas customers
  • Tax treaty interpretation
  • Transfer pricing between US and foreign affiliates
  • US offices of foreign entities doing business in the USA
  • US tax reporting
  • W-8 preparation
  • Withholding taxes and reporting

Meet Our Team

Nathan Semmel

International Tax Supervisor

Scot D. Pannepacker


Karen K. Doo

Associate Supervisor


Our tax service professionals are available to answer any questions you may have!

Fill out the form or give us a call and we’d be happy to assist you.