KNAV has developed proficiency in specialized areas related to federal tax and international tax issues, which apply to businesses with a global presence.




  • Preparing and filing federal tax returns;
  • Tax accounting methods – We focus on uncovering areas that will decrease the amount of revenue exposed, or increase the available deductions for tax purposes while ensuring that these accounting methods are appropriate enough to provide audit protection. Some examples of accounting policies that we analyze include depreciation, fixed assets (including the recently pronounced repair regulations), software development costs, meals and entertainment expenses, inventory valuation under the UNICAP rules, etc.
  • Research and development credit – The research tax credit was enacted by the IRS as a key component of a multi-faceted tax reduction package. The credit results in a dollar-for-dollar reduction of the business’ income tax liability in addition to providing a deduction for research and development related expenses. Our team can help your company tap this potential tax benefit;
  • Earnings and profits (‘E&P’) study – E&P represents a corporation’s economic income (i.e. their ‘economic ability’ to pay dividends) without impairing its capital. An E&P analysis is necessary for US corporations to determine whether a distribution to shareholders will be treated as a dividend, return of capital, or capital gain. E&P may also significantly impact other corporate restructurings such as dispositions, spin-offs, and mergers and acquisitions. We can assist your company in maintaining the E&P for the US and controlled foreign corporations (‘CFCs’); &
  • Tax reform impact study – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was enacted on December 22, 2017. This tax bill brought significant changes to the existing tax provisions which might have consequences on the company. We analyze the impact of these new tax provisions on the company.
  • Representation before IRS auditors in case of IRS audits.
  • FATCA study – Congress has enacted several provisions to detect and deter the evasion of US tax by US persons and one such provision is FATCA, (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). We can help ensure compliance with FATCA by assessing the requirements specific to your business and developing an effective plan to address the same.