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Meet Brandon Vucen

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Contact

Email: bvucen@ustaxiq.com
Phone: (905) 338-9100, ext.221
Mobile: (416) 553-9323

Oakville Office
550 Speers Road, Suite 1A
Oakville, ON L6K 2G3‎

Brandon Vucen is a Principal of U.S. Tax IQ, and a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant.  He has over 24 years of U.S. tax and cross-border tax experience.  Brandon assists clients from a broad range of industries including technology, professional services, manufacturing and sports and entertainment.

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Designations

Chartered Professional Accountant (Ontario, Canada)
Certified Public Accountant (IL, USA)

Education

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (1988), University of Toronto.
Multi-State Masters Diploma (1998), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Masters of Science Taxation (2003), Canisius College, Buffalo, New York.

Practice Areas

Brandon has experience in the following areas:

  • Preparation and assistance under the IRS’ Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) and Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures (SFCP);
  • U.S. cross-border tax planning and structuring for U.S. and Canadian-based multinationals;
  • Financing of U.S. and Canadian operations;
  • Tax treaty planning;
  • U.S. trade or business and permanent establishment planning;
  • U.S. domestic M&A, divestitures, and restructurings;
  • Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) planning and consulting;
  • Structuring, planning and compliance for Canadian investment in U.S. real estate, including related reporting and withholding advice;
  • Withholding, backup withholding, and reporting requirements for a variety of industries, including financial services industry;
  • Preparation or review of income tax provisions in accordance with U.S. GAAP;
  • Multi-state planning and compliance, including state and local strategic tax review, nexus studies and sales and use tax obligations;
  • Personal tax and estate, and gift tax planning and compliance;
  • Personal tax planning and compliance for professional athletes and coaches;
  • Other related U.S. tax and cross-border tax matters.

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario.

Brandon has a charming personality. He is the type of individual whom you want to work for. He has a calming presence and is always concerned with how everybody is doing at the office.

Alexey Manasuev (Business Partner and Friend)

What I Enjoy

My family, rock music, playing field hockey with my friends.

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