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Fernan Santos

Fernado O. Santos

Partner, Tax Advisory Services

Fernan is a distinguished professional in the realm of taxation, possessing dual certifications as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Accounting Technician (CAT). At Alas Oplas & Co., CPAs, he serves as the Partner for Tax Advisory Services, a role that reflects his outstanding proficiency in the field.

His journey began with Alas OplasĀ  in 2015, immediately following his successful completion of the CPA licensure examination. Initially joining the Tax Advisory department, he engaged with various clients, particularly in the domain of Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) enterprises. Through the years, Fernan has amassed substantial expertise in taxation, with a focus on areas such as Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) Outsource Group and meticulous tax preparation and review of 1065 & 990/990-EZ US Tax Returns for clients situated in San Francisco, California.

Across more than eight years of dedicated service, Fernan has not only refined his technical accounting prowess but has also nurtured his interpersonal skills. He has been an active participant in numerous tax-related endeavors, including tax assessments, applications for tax treaties, reviews of tax compliance, and other tax-centric matters. This hands-on involvement has endowed him with a holistic understanding not just of accounting methodologies, but also of the intricacies of Philippine regulatory adherence.

In addition, Fernan has aptly represented his firm as a speaker in diverse events and engagements, with a specific emphasis on themes concerning Philippine taxation and the pronouncements and memoranda of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). His ability to communicate effectively about intricate tax issues, coupled with his expertise, has established him as a sought-after authority in this domain.

Remaining at the forefront of taxation developments is of paramount importance to Fernan. To this end, he is an avid participant in conferences and seminars on both local and international fronts. His recent attendance at the 2023 BKR Asia Pacific Conference in Taiwan stands as a testament to his commitment to staying informed and connected, thereby affording him invaluable insights and networking prospects.

With his extensive reservoir of knowledge, hands-on experience, and unwavering dedication to professional advancement, Fernan occupies a pivotal role within the Tax Advisory Services at Alas Oplas & Co., CPAs. His contributions play a pivotal role in furnishing clients with comprehensive and efficacious tax resolutions, all while ensuring adherence to pertinent regulations.