Carlos Calderon

Carlos Calderon

International Accounting & Tax Consultant – Mexico

Fluent in Spanish and dedicated to client growth, Carlos helps businesses expand to Mexico from the U.S. and abroad.

What is your area of focus?

Fluent in Spanish, I specialize in Mexican taxation and international commerce and its impact on US holdings. I consult on a variety of transactions relating to start-up enterprises in Latin America and also advise foreign-owned entities whose parent companies are based in Europe, Asia, and North America.

How long have you been at Clayton & McKervey?

3 years earlier in my career and then back in 2017

What is the favorite part about your job?

I enjoy using my language skills and knowledge of the Mexican business community to support clients’ business plans.


  • Financial reporting
  • International consulting
  • International commerce
  • International taxes
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Mexican taxation
  • Customs impacts on U.S. holdings


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Nuevo Leon State University)
  • Graduate credits, financial statement analysis, business analysis, Harvard University


  • Automation Alley
  • Global Network of Mexican Professionals
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • PrimeGlobal

Carlos 360°

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be?
Mariachi ????

What is the #1 most played song in your ITunes library?
To My Love, Bomba Estereo

If you could learn to do anything, what would you learn?
Read minds

What does a perfect day look like to you?
Sunshine, 80F, by the lake, a beer on my hand and a shrimp cocktail


Articles by Carlos Calderon

International Businesses

Are You Ready to Sell Your Mexican Subsidiary? 

Posted on April 19, 2022 by

Carlos Calderon
With M&A activity soaring in the U.S., we have been involved in dozens of deals involving U.S. entities with Mexican subsidiaries. These types of businesses have become more attractive to potential buyers for many reasons: China vs. U.S. commercial war, increased freight costs, shipment delays, disruption and operational limitations due to COVID-19; especially for Asian companies.

International Businesses

Manufacturing in Mexico: Standalone vs. Shelter Company

Posted on August 12, 2021 by

Carlos Calderon
Companies interested in manufacturing in Mexico have two main options for their operations. They can operate on a standalone basis or use a shelter service company. We can help you evaluate which structure is best based on your company size, needs, complexity and other important considerations.

International Businesses

The New Mexican Regulation on Outsourcing has Arrived!

Posted on April 26, 2021 by

Carlos Calderon
After several months of analysis and negotiations, the Mexican government published a decree on April 23, 2021 impacting labor outsourcing activities. Learn about the main reform provisions and what this means for your business.

International Businesses

Doing Business in Mexico: What to Expect this Year

Posted on February 23, 2021 by

Carlos Calderon
As the global pandemic presses on, Mexican businesses have been forced to adapt to the virtual culture and work from home environment. Here is a round-up of the most relevant impacts to doing business in Mexico for 2021.

International Businesses

Work From Home Rules in Mexico

Posted on January 28, 2021 by

Carlos Calderon
As more work from home positions emerge due to the pandemic, the Mexican government has enacted a labor reform to establish new fair work guidelines. The provisions apply to workers who carry out their activities 40% or more of the time at home.

International Businesses

2021 Proposed Mexico Tax Reform Package

Posted on October 27, 2020 by

Carlos Calderon
Here are some of the proposed amendments of the 2021 Mexico tax reform package. If approved by October 31, these new laws will go into effect on January 1.

International Businesses

9 FAQs About the USMCA

Posted on August 3, 2020 by

Carlos Calderon
It has already been a month since one of the most competitive regions in the world, which together generated more than 25% of the world’s GDP in 2019, finally entered into the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

International Businesses

10 Recommendations for Mexican Subsidiaries during COVID-19

Posted on May 28, 2020 by

Carlos Calderon
Companies with Mexican subsidiaries may be wondering how best to proceed in light of COVID-19.

International Businesses

Mexico Manufacturing During the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on April 13, 2020 by

Carlos Calderon
Like most of the countries in the world, Mexico has been and will be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. With the shutdown of non-essential activities, the peso has devaluated, the index of risk has risen and unemployment rates have soared.

Manufacturers & Distributors

US Senate Approves the USMCA

Posted on January 20, 2020 by

Carlos Calderon
The United States, Mexico, Canada trade deal (aka. NAFTA 2.0), has finally been approved by the US Senate after 29 months of extensive negotiations. Republicans and Democrats came together to show support with 89 votes in favor of the new agreement.

Manufacturers & Distributors

Considering Expanding to Mexico? Learn the Impacts of Taxes and Personnel Expenses

Posted on November 26, 2019 by

Carlos Calderon
It is true that Mexico has a highly qualified and competitive labor market, and a young population; however, it is mandatory -- and extremely important -- to factor in the personnel-related requirements below when expanding or operating in Mexico.

International Businesses

Considering Expanding to Mexico? Keep an Eye on Duties and Taxes!

Posted on September 23, 2019 by

Carlos Calderon
Taxes are a hot topic that should be discussed and planned early in an expansion decision due to the significant impacts on a business.  In fact, the ideal time to consider taxes is the moment a cash flow projection is created and when the business structure and plan are outlined

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