China Desk

We are affiliated with more than 400 locations in 150 countries through which we offer integrated services to our U.S. and Chinese clients as a North American partner in the PKF International network of independent accounting and advisory firms.

Our presence in the Asia-Pacific region is extensive with primary offices in:

  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Shenzhen
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Singapore

Meet The Team

David Zhu, CPA, MSA

David joined the Tax Department at Mueller in 2018. David has over six years of experience in tax compliance, financial statement analysis, payroll processing and bookkeeping support. David has a diversified client base which includes manufacturing, distribution, real estate, retail, software, professional services, and non-profit.

David is a member of the Firm’s International Business Group and co-leads the Firm’s China Global Initiative. He is conversant in Mandarin and understands Shanghainese.

P: +1 708 745 3491

Scott Simpson, MST, CPA

Scott is an International Director in the Firm’s Tax Department. He brings over 30 years of tax experience with large multinational companies and public accounting for middle-market clients. Scott has extensive Fortune 500 tax department experience and has expertise in international tax planning and compliance issues for C & S-corps, partnerships, and high net-wealth individuals regarding the utilization of foreign tax credits, US tax inclusions, cash repatriation and transfer pricing.

P: +1 773 756 5097

Jaycee Xu

Jaycee has been with PKF Mueller since 2018 after previously working as an accounting clerk for 4 years. With a year and half of professional accounting experience, Jaycee serves clients predominantly defined as small to mid-market privately owned firms within the not-for-profit, commercial real estate, manufacturing and distribution, law, and animal health industries.

Jaycee is a member of the Firm’s International Business Group and co-leads the Firm’s China Global Initiative. Aside from English, Jaycee also speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

P: +1 630 524 5285

Partnering with globally minded firms

We work closely with our peers in China to meet our clients’ tax, accounting, and business advisory needs. We offer technical expertise, awareness of the Chinese business and cultural practices, valuable relationships and outstanding language proficiency.



With deep experience across diverse industries in both the public and private sectors, our specialists support Chinese enterprises entering U.S. markets and U.S. companies expanding into China. Our understanding of Chinese and U.S. customs and business operations allow us to develop innovative, yet realistic, cross-border solutions for firms.

PKF Mueller offers a broad range of services for businesses as well as for individuals.

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PKF Mueller offers a broad range of services for businesses as well as for individuals–Comprehensive and customizable.

Business Tax Services

  • Federal, state, and local tax compliance for US businesses with foreign owners
  • Corporate structuring and registrations, start-up assistance
  • Controlled foreign corporations
  • Multi-national transactional services such as mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations
  • Due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Exchange controls and repatriation of capital and profits
  • Export tax incentives (IC-DISC)
  • Transfer pricing
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Financing foreign operations
  • Foreign tax credits
  • Intellectual property and holding company jurisdictions
  • Joint ventures with foreign partners
  • Licensing and maximizing after-tax royalty income
  • Repatriation planning
  • Strategic planning, including issues such as choice of country or legal entity
  • Transaction with foreign related parties
  • US ownership of foreign corporations and partnerships
  • Using treaties to mitigate tax costs of cross-border transactions

Audit & Advisory Services

  • Risk Advisory Services
  • Specialty Industry Advisory Services
  • Transaction and Financial Advisory Services
  • IPO
  • Business Valuations
  • Wealth Services
  • Business Site Selection
  • Audits (in accordance with US GAAP and IFRS auditing standards)
  • J-SOX (Japan’s Financial Instruments and Exchange Law) audits
  • ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)

Individual services

  • Federal, state, and local taxes for expatriates
  • Compensation planning
  • EB-5 opportunities
  • Expatriate tax services for employees
  • Foreign earned income exclusions
  • Foreign gifts and inheritance
  • Foreign Investment in Real Property (FIRPTA)
  • Foreign trusts and estates
  • Pre-immigration planning
  • Residency elections and dual-residence filing
  • Personal financial Management
  • Wealth planning strategies