Eric Lin

Eric Lin


Fluent in Mandarin and part of the firm's international group, Eric supports Chinese companies with their tax and accounting needs.

What is your area of focus?

Fluent in Mandarin, I work not only with Chinese companies but also with a variety of foreign inbound and outbound clients to ensure that foreign filings are in compliance.

How long have you been at Clayton & McKervey?

Since 2014

What is the favorite part about your job?

I enjoy using my language skills and knowledge of the Chinese business community, along with the international community, to support clients’ tax and accounting needs.


  • Foreign reporting compliance for inbound companies
  • Tax treaties
  • Global structure reorganization


  • Master of Science in Accounting, Eastern Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Eastern Michigan University


  • Detroit Chinese Business Association
  • Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
  • Michigan-China Innovation Center
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

Articles by Eric Lin

International Businesses

Global Businesses: Navigating US Tax Rules

Posted on June 1, 2022 by

Eric Lin
Sue Tuson
The US has some of the most complicated tax rules around the world. Minimizing the global effective tax rate while remaining compliant is always the goal for companies doing business globally. Here are some of the easy-to-miss complexities in US tax that business owners should know.  

International Businesses

Global Income Tax Treaty Basics

Posted on November 19, 2021 by

Eric Lin
Doing business globally requires knowledge of the benefits and requirements of income tax treaties between the countries on both sides of a cross-border transaction. Here is some advice to help you realize the maximum benefit from an applicable treaty and meet all related filings.

Tax & Assurance Guidance

SALT 101 for Foreign-Owned Businesses

Posted on March 15, 2021 by

Eric Lin
As more foreign companies expand to the U.S., it is essential for them to have a firm understanding of sales and use taxes: two of the country’s most important taxes.

International Businesses

Expatriate Employees and Global Taxation

Posted on September 9, 2020 by

Eric Lin
As Chinese companies expand their businesses globally, expatriate employees’ individual income taxes become more critical for the employees themselves, and Chinese-owned foreign subsidiaries. Here are some important considerations under the Chinese IIT Rules.

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