David E. Sites
National Managing Partner, International Tax Services Practice Leader
David leads the firm's International Tax practice, which focuses on global tax planning, cross border merger and acquisition structuring, and working with global organizations in a variety of other international tax areas.
Washington DC, Washington DC
- Technology and telecommunications
- Retail and consumer products
- International tax
David leads the firm's International Tax practice, which focuses on global tax planning, cross border merger and acquisition structuring, and working with global organizations in a variety of other international tax areas. David has extensive experience in U. S federal income tax planning, tax due diligence, direct and indirect tax planning, foreign tax credit optimization, tax efficient intellectual property planning, U. S inbound and outbound investment tax strategy, specialized aspects of foreign asset and account reporting.
He has particularly strong experience regarding the application of ASC 740 to worldwide consolidated financial statements being prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Since the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, David has focused significantly on the international aspects of this extensive legislation and its impact on clients.
David acts as a liaison between Grant Thornton, LLP (U. S.) and Grant Thornton member firms around the world. His experience working on complex cross-border tax issues coupled with his personal relationships with professionals around the globe provides his clients with unique access to coordinated global advice, leading to better tax planning outcomes.
David currently serves as Chair of the AICPA's International Tax Technical Resource Panel, and is frequently quoted in industry and business publications. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Professional qualifications and memberships
- CPA — North Carolina (#31252)
- Immediate Past Chair of the AICPA's International Tax Technical Resource Panel. Chair May 2019-2021.
- BS, Accounting, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
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