International Tax Services
Maria’s expertise includes working with international tax clients, and she leads the firm’s offshore voluntary disclosure and streamlined procedures program.
Maria Toledo is a senior manager in Kaufman Rossin’s international tax practice, where she advises domestic and foreign privately-held companies, closely-held businesses and high-net worth individuals. A natural problem-solver, Maria helps international clients navigate the tax compliance experience as they conduct business and acquire real estate in the U.S.
As a leader of the firm’s offshore voluntary disclosure and streamlined procedures program, Maria has counseled more than 100 clients with undisclosed income from offshore accounts to minimize their tax and reduce their penalties.
She also provides international tax planning and structuring services to foreign clients interested in U.S. real estate. Maria helps them comply with the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), obtain withholding certificates.
In addition, when foreigners are interested in establishing businesses in the U.S., Maria collaborates with their attorneys to obtain tax ID numbers and assists clients with pre-immigration tax planning. She also develops accounting strategies for their U.S. business plans, and helps them comply with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
She has worked with international tax clients, including corporations, foreign nationals and expatriates, for more than a decade. Maria assists clients across the real estate, manufacturing, entertainment, hospitality, software and wine distribution industries, in addition to broker-dealers, private equity firms, and multinational companies.
Maria earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in tax from Florida International University. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Maria is a member of the Ecuadorian American Chamber of Commerce in Miami and the Florida International Bankers Association Women’s Leadership Committee. She serves as director and treasurer of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ Miami branch. In addition, Maria leads the Kaufman Rossin Diversity Initiative, including Kaufman Rossin Empowering Women, Work-Life Integration and Resources for Advancement, dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture and advancement of employees’ leadership abilities.
She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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