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Rob Cheyne

Nina Wang

Senior Manager

As a member of the firm's international group with a focus on China, Nina specializes in international tax planning and compliance.

What is your area of focus?

I specialize in corporate income and international tax, with certifications in both Michigan and New York. My client base includes domestic and foreign-owned companies with parent companies in Europe, North America and Asia. Fluent in Mandarin, I am a main point of contact for the firm’s robust China practice, and am active in the Chinese business community. In my role as a tax manager, I work with a multi-national team of accountants in the manufacturing, distribution, software, and engineering service sectors, among others.

How long have you been at Clayton & McKervey?

Since 2008

What is the favorite part about your job?

It’s a great feeling to have happy clients that appreciate the services and value we provide and the strategies which support their business growth.

Specializations

  • International tax planning and special reporting compliance for inbound and outbound clients
  • Tax treaty analysis
  • FATCA compliance and withholding tax on payments to foreign persons
  • Consulting services, including tax provision and related deferred tax calculations
  • Federal and multistate tax planning, including nexus analysis
  • Inbound investments

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy, Baruch College
  • U.S. International Tax Certificate from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Connections

  • Detroit Chinese Business Association
  • Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Nina 360°

If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?
My grandmother

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d do?
Take a long vacation and travel around the world

What noise or sound do you love?
The sound of rainfalls on the roof at night

What is one of your favorite quotes?
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”

Who do you admire most in life?
The female pastor in my prior church in NY

If you had to choose a different job, what would it be?
A teacher

Articles by Nina Wang

Tax & Assurance Guidance

Foreign Tax Withholding: What You Need to Know

Posted on April 26, 2022 by

Rob Cheyne
Making service payments to a foreign person is a common cross-border transaction. U.S. taxpayers need to be aware of the applicability of withholding tax and related reporting requirements to ensure they comply and avoid unintended consequences. A U.S. payor must collect withholding tax and remit it to the IRS in the case it is applicable.

International Businesses

US Subsidiaries: Beware of Surprise Tax

Posted on March 22, 2022 by

Rob Cheyne
Capital gains made from the sale of personal property are generally associated with the residency of the person making the sale. Foreign investors will need to understand the status of their U.S. stock to predict their tax responsibilities when making deals to avoid any surprises on their tax bills.  Capital gains made from the sale of personal property are generally associated with the residency of the person making the sale. Foreign investors will need to understand the status of their U.S. stock to predict their tax responsibilities when making deals to avoid any surprises on their tax bills.  

International Businesses

Funding US Subsidiaries: Equity vs. Debt

Posted on February 7, 2022 by

Rob Cheyne
Many start-up companies in the U.S. owned by foreign entities have trouble getting external funding in the early stages of growth. It is typical for these foreign-owned businesses to receive funding support from a parent company that will use a combination of equity and debt. It is important to understand the differences between equity vs. debt since the classification will have a direct tax impact on the tax returns of the U.S. company. 

International Businesses

How to Bring Profits Home Without Any Hassle

Posted on November 10, 2021 by

Rob Cheyne
China’s strict foreign exchange control has been a common concern among many foreign investors. Understanding the common ways to repatriate profits from China and the pros and cons of each method will help foreign investors bring profits back to their home countries and avoid unpleasant surprises.

International Businesses, Tax & Assurance Guidance

Important Filing Requirement for Foreign-Owned U.S. Companies

Posted on February 19, 2020 by

Rob Cheyne
The last thing any business wants to receive is an audit notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  Your first reaction will naturally be panic or fear.  So, what protective measures can a business or business owner put in place?

International Businesses, Tax & Assurance Guidance

The New Foreign Investment Law

Posted on July 16, 2019 by

Rob Cheyne
In response to international criticism about China’s openness to foreign businesses and an attempt to attract more foreign investors to expand their businesses to China, the National People’s Congress passed the Foreign Investment Law of the People’s Republic of China (Foreign Investment Law) on March 15 2019, which will come into force on January 1, 2020.

International Businesses

How to Respond to the US-China Trade Friction

Posted on January 29, 2019 by

Rob Cheyne
Tim Hilligoss
The year of 2018 was essential to the world’s two greatest trading nations:  the United States and China. Throughout 2018, the Trump administration proposed and launched a series of policies imposing additional duty rates on a wide range of products imported from China. China retaliated immediately by publishing a list of products imported from US as targets for an additional 25% tariff. This trade friction is sweeping worldwide and has significant impacts on businesses.

International Businesses, Tax & Assurance Guidance

Impacts of the New China IIT Law

Posted on January 28, 2019 by

Rob Cheyne
On August 31, 2018, China passed the Draft Amendment to the Individual Income Tax Law (IIT Law), which is the most significant revamp in the past 38 years.  The amendments will have a significant impact on foreigners living in China.  The following is an overview of the key changes that may affect individuals in the global mobility arena.

International Businesses, Tax & Assurance Guidance

China Released Tax-Reduction Measures

Posted on January 10, 2019 by

Rob Cheyne
In the past few months, China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Administration of Taxation (SAT), and other governmental agencies released various new “Circulars” to the current Chinese corporate tax law. Most of these tax reduction measures took effect January 1, 2018 in order to support entrepreneurship, innovation, and the development of both high technology enterprises and small and mid-sized entities (SMEs).

International Businesses, Tax & Assurance Guidance

China’s Reduced VAT (Value Added Tax) Rates

Posted on August 28, 2018 by

Rob Cheyne
Value Added Tax rates in China have been lowered, which is expected to save businesses 240 billion yuan a year.

International Businesses

High and New Technology Reform in China

Posted on September 12, 2017 by

Rob Cheyne

International Businesses

Five Questions Answered about Expat Individual Income Tax in China

Posted on July 25, 2017 by

Rob Cheyne

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