Principal, Kaufman Rossin
Carlos Somoza is an international tax principal at Kaufman Rossin. He has 20 years of experience in federal income, gift and estate taxation. He has served clients in the private and public industries, advising them in the areas of international taxation, taxable acquisitions and tax-free reorganizations, IRS litigation and related tax compliance.
Carlos provides international inbound and outbound planning for U.S. and foreign multinational corporations, including foreign tax credit planning and structuring utilizing the Entity Classification tax provisions. He provides estate planning and pre-immigration planning for foreign, high-net worth individuals. He also assists clients with the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, as well as compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
Carlos earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Florida International University and a Juris Doctor and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami (specialization in international taxation). He is licensed to practice law in Florida and in the United States Tax Court.
Carlos is involved with the Florida International University Honors College serving as the Vice President of its Honors College Alumni Board and member of the Community Advisory Board. He received a F.I.U. Torch Award awarded to outstanding alumni. In addition, he is involved with the Miami-Dade Legal Aid “Put Something Back” program offering legal and tax services to indigent clients.
He is bilingual in English and Spanish.