Latin American (LATAM) Desk

PKF Mueller provides customized solutions in the complex cross-border establishment of businesses. We provide inbound and outbound accounting and advisory services to our U.S. and Latin American (LATAM) clients as a North American partner in the PKF international network of independent accounting and advisory firms.

Our LATAM Team

COUNTRIES WE DO BUSINESS IN:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Columbia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Dominican Republic
  • Uruguay
  • Valenzuela

Meet The Team

Perla Barajas

Perla is an In-Charge Accountant in PKF Mueller’s Client Advisory Services Department. She is experienced in accounts payable, receivables, payroll, general ledger transactions, and business advisory services. Her clients include manufacturers and distributors, non-for profit, technology, and professional services firms.

Additionally, Perla co-leads the firm’s Latin American initiative as part of the PKF International network. She is involved in outreach to our affiliated Mexican and Latin American CPA firms and clients. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of cross-border business development and is bilingual in English and Spanish.

E: pbarajas@pkfmueller.com
P: +1 847 783 1903

Bertha Villagomez

Bertha Villagomez joined PKF Mueller’s Client Advisory Services department in early 2019 with over 21 years of experience in accounting and tax services under her belt. As an In-Charge Accountant, Bertha specializes in payroll tax, sales tax, and federal & state income tax compliance.

Additionally, Bertha is a key member of the firm’s Latin American initiative as part of the PKF International network.

E: bvillagomez@pkfmueller.com
P: +1 847 717 8306

Partnering with globally minded firms

We work closely with our peers in LATAM to meet our clients’ tax, accounting, and transaction advisory needs. We offer technical expertise, awareness of the LATAM 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 LATAM enterprises entering U.S. markets and U.S. companies expanding into LATAM. Our understanding of LATAM 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.

To view PKF’s guide to Doing Business in Latin America Click here

Services

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

Advisory Services

  • Risk Advisory Services
  • Specialty Industry Advisory Services
  • Transaction and Financial Advisory Services
  • Business Valuations
  • Wealth Services
  • Business Site Selection
  • Audits (in accordance with US, GAAP and IFRS auditing standards)

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