American Pacific Tax (AP) is a leading US accounting firm in Hong Kong helping clients find simple solutions to their complex US tax situation. AP has been managed by Christopher Anthony Chang for the last 4 years. We specialize in serving clients in Hong Kong, China, and Macau and Asia. Find out more about the type of services we offer at our what we do page or contact us today to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable tax advisor.
Christopher graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA). Christopher brings a strong financial background to AP. He has over 10 years of US taxation and business financial management experience. Christopher is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Hawaii, USA. Christopher started his career at Grant Thornton LLP, one of the largest international public accounting firms. He has also gained valuable tax compliance experience at one of Hawaii’s leading accounting firms ECA LLP where he handled high net worth individual clients and businesses.
During his professional career, Christopher prepared over 1,000 individual, corporate and partnership tax returns allowing him to gain valuable insight into the financial needs of individuals and companies. His strong financial background and prior experience have prepared him for handling the diverse client needs for individuals living abroad.
Kurt Kawafuchi, a licensed attorney and CPA, has a professional career spanning over 30 years. Kurt is the current Chair of the Hawaii Council of Revenues and was the former Director of Taxation for the State of Hawaii USA. He has taught many taxation, law, business, and estate planning courses at the University of Hawaii School of Law and Graduate School of Accounting and Hawaii Pacific University.
Most recently, Kurt was Principal at the Beverly Hills law firm of Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, PC. Kurt specializes in representing clients in federal and state civil and criminal tax controversies and litigation before tax agencies like the Internal Revenue Service and state tax agencies.
In Kurt’s prior role as Director of Taxation, he was Responsible for all aspects of tax administration including audits, collections, criminal investigations, administrative rules, rulings, legislative affairs, operations and taxpayer services, and community outreach. He helped create a vision and developed tax policy including technical tax issues, compliance initiatives, large case settlements, and external affairs.
Victor Song currently assists clients on finding solutions for international tax issues relating to: compliance, due diligence, FATCA and Voluntary Disclosure Programs. Victor was Chief of one of the Internal Revenue Service’s leading departments. His 30+ years with the IRS provides invaluable expertise to assist clients.
Most recently, Victor was Executive Vice President for Compliance at Samsung Electronics America, where he managed all areas of compliance for Canada, North America, and parts of Mexico including: trade/commerce, fair-trade, intellectual property, information protection, product liability, employee relations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and Office of Foreign Assets control (OFAC).
Victor’s experience with the IRS and Samsung truly enables him to consult clients and find the best solutions to their complex tax issues.