Fumiyo Kawaguchi Tax, Partner

Fumiyo Kawaguchi

Fumiyo joined Forvis Mazars in January 2019 and has more than 15 years of experience in international tax covering cross-border due diligence, foreign investment, and global mobility services.

Fumiyo started her career in the finance department of a listed multinational manufacturer. She then moved to Canada and joined a local accounting firm. After returning to Japan, she joined the finance team of an American multinational company and engaged in a project to launch a shared service center in Japan, as well as working for some independent accounting firms.

Before joining Forvis Mazars, Fumiyo worked for an independent accounting firm, where she verified cash flow models used in project finance from accounting and tax perspectives.  She also prepared accounting and tax opinion letters on structured finance, provided advisory services on cross-border transactions and to individuals having foreign income and domestic income (business income, rental income, investment income, income from stock based compensation etc), prepared relevant tax returns and supported tax audits.


Sector experience

  • Retail・Wholesale
  • Service
  • Financial services
  • Real estate

Expertise areas

  • Corporate tax (national and international tax compliance and consulting, cross-border transaction, M&A)
  • VAT (compliance, tax consulting and analysis, cross-border flows review and tax optimization, Qualified Invoice System)
  • Individual tax (income tax compliance and global mobility)
  • Tax audit support
  • Global tax strategy


Language capabilities include Japanese and English

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