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Chris
Bower, CPA, JD, LLM
2001 North Main Street, Suite 360
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Overview

Chris provides international tax planning and support to global clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, agriculture; and traditional manufacturing and distribution. Chris is a part of BPM’s Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC-DISC) practice, the largest IC-DISC practice west of Chicago, serving over 500 U.S. clients.

Chris’ international tax expertise includes: IC-DISC U.S. export tax incentive provisions; complex cross-border planning and structuring under the anti-tax deferral provisions of Subpart F; transfer pricing planning and compliance; tax treaty analysis; and foreign tax credit planning.
 

Interesting Tidbit

Chris lived and worked in China for a number of years and speaks Mandarin.

Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Member of the California State Bar
  • Member – California Society of CPAs (CalCPA)

Instruction and Seminars

  • Guest lecturer at Stanford University - International Taxation
  • Frequent Speaker Seminars and Events - Export Tax Incentives

Certification

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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Education

  • B.B.A. International Business and Marketing – University of Oklahoma
  • J.D. University of Oklahoma
  • LL.M. in Taxation – Golden Gate University

Languages

Mandarin