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Sue Tuson

Sue Tuson


As an international tax advisor, Sue helps businesses structure their operations globally to mitigate tax costs and maximize profits.

What is your area of focus?

I work with clients on international tax solutions, working collaboratively with accounting and tax specialists around the globe through our affiliation with PrimeGlobal. I appreciate the challenges and opportunities involved with developing the types of international tax strategies which allow companies to maximize centers of profit and growth. With growing domestic competition, Clayton & McKervey has observed a definite cost/benefit for our clients doing business overseas, and capitalizing on new and developing markets. I lead a team that works directly with these types of business owners, providing recommendations on how to best structure operations globally to mitigate tax costs.

How long have you been at Clayton & McKervey?

Since 1997

What is the favorite part about your job?

I enjoy navigating the complexities of the ever-changing tax specialty, and watching businesses expand through an understanding of international tax.


  • Structuring operations globally
  • Foreign tax credit utilization
  • Global tax rate minimization
  • International tax consulting and compliance
  • IRS and State of Michigan audit representation
  • Multistate tax planning and compliance
  • Tax treaty analysis
  • Mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations


  • Master of Science in Taxation, Walsh College
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting, Central Michigan University
  • U.S. International Tax Certificate, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
  • U.S. International Tax: Core Concepts, Inbound and Outbound Transactions and Advanced Issues

US International Tax AICPA CIMAUS International Tax Inbound Outbound Transactions US International Tax Advanced Issues


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tax Section
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • PrimeGlobal

Articles by Sue Tuson

Tax & Assurance Guidance

Keeping Up With Digital Taxes

Posted on September 6, 2022 by

Miroslav Georgiev
Sue Tuson
To the uninitiated, selling digital products and services can seem like a much easier business model than selling physical goods. While there may be advantages to skipping inventory and warehouse needs, the digital tax landscape can be tricky to navigate. 

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.  

Tax & Assurance Guidance

Michigan SALT Cap Workaround Details

Posted on December 22, 2021 by

Sue Tuson
Michigan’s Governor has signed a SALT Cap Workaround to avoid the $10,000 limit on individual deductions for state and local taxes at the federal level. The rules are effective for tax years beginning on and after January 1, 2021. Learn about the key details and business considerations.

Tax & Assurance Guidance

Michigan SALT Tax News Impacts Owners

Posted on September 30, 2021 by

Sue Tuson
In mid-summer 2021 Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a bill that would have provided a workaround to the current cap on the deduction for state income taxes that business owners face on pass-through income.

Tax & Assurance Guidance

Historic Global Tax Reform on the Horizon

Posted on August 10, 2021 by

Sue Tuson
The G-20 international forum met in July to discuss plans to create a global minimum tax of 15%. The OECD has proposed a two pillar framework designed to address the needs of a global digital economy. Review the key aspects and potential impacts of this proposed tax reform.

International Businesses

New GST/HST Filing Requirements for E-Commerce in Canada

Posted on July 12, 2021 by

Sue Tuson
If you’re a foreign company selling goods or services online in Canada, review these new GST/HST filing requirements for e-commerce deals, expected to become law with a retroactive date of July 1, 2021.

International Businesses

International Impacts of President Biden’s Tax Proposals

Posted on June 3, 2021 by

Sue Tuson
On May 28, 2021, the U.S. Treasury released its Fiscal Year 2022 explanation of the various proposals included in President Biden’s “Made in America” tax plan, known as the Green Book.

Tax & Assurance Guidance

COVID-19 and the Supply Chain: How to Manage the Impacts

Posted on May 25, 2021 by

Sue Tuson
As multinational companies see imports rising to pre-pandemic levels, they should remain vigilant about supply chain impacts including transfer pricing.

Tax & Assurance Guidance

Cross-Border Related Party Transactions: Impact of COVID-19

Posted on March 23, 2021 by

Sue Tuson
Learn how to protect your business against potential transfer pricing adjustments and penalties due to the global pandemic.

Tax & Assurance Guidance

Payroll Tax Deferral IRS Guidance

Posted on August 28, 2020 by

Sue Tuson
Learn about the recently issued guidance as it relates to President Trump's Executive Order on employee side payroll deferral.

International Businesses

Relief with International Tax Deductions

Posted on August 19, 2020 by

Sue Tuson
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 provided a benefit for corporations that export goods or services by creating a foreign-derived intangible income deduction (FDII), also referred to as a section 250 deduction.

COVID-19, Tax & Assurance Guidance

COVID-19 Relief: Executive Orders

Posted on August 12, 2020 by

Sue Tuson
The news over the past few weeks has been filled with stories about the failed attempts of Congressional leaders and the White House to agree upon new COVID-19 relief legislation.

The Sound of Automation Podcast

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