Cheri D. Mersey, CPA
Born and raised in New York, I have been a practicing certified public accountant since 1981.
Prior to moving to Singapore in 1997, I worked for 15 years with an accounting firm in New York City providing a wide range of accounting and income tax services to medium-sized, privately-owned businesses and the individuals who owned them. These services included individual, corporate and fiduciary income tax planning and preparation, as well as representation in individual and corporate income tax audits before the Internal Revenue Service and various State and Local tax authorities.
In 1997 I accepted a position with a multinational accounting firm in Singapore where I specialized in international taxation for individuals – gaining extensive experience in the U.S. tax laws as they pertain to U.S. citizens living abroad as well as to nonresident alien individuals and green card holders. I also became well versed in tax equalization and tax protection plans and am able to analyze and advise in both these areas as well as to create plans to suit the financial needs of both U.S. and foreign companies and the individuals who work for them.
In July 2002 I established AmeriTax Solutions and since then have been providing U.S. tax services to individuals in Singapore and in the region.
In February 2003 and 2004 I made presentations on expatriate taxation to members and guests of The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore as part of the U.S. Expatriate Tax Seminar. I have also written articles on U.S. taxation for the American Association of Singapore’s monthly newspaper (The Singapore American).
I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Masters Degree in Taxation from Pace University in New York City.
I am a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and the New York State Society of CPAs. I currently serve on the Tax Subcommittee of The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.