Ralf Eschenburg, CPA

Tax Principal

With Haskell & White since: 2019 

Ralf Eschenburg is a Principal with Haskell & White LLP. Ralf leads Haskell & White’s International Tax Team and heads up our Credit & Incentives, including Research & Development Credit Practice Group. He is responsible for advising clients and prospects of the Firm about all aspects of international taxation. Ralf has a career spanning more than 35 years. He has worked for the Big Four accounting firms for more than 18 years. During that time, he has developed significant experience advising middle-market companies, their owners, and their employees about all aspects of US domestic and cross-border taxation.

Ralf has advised private and public companies in various industries, including importers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers, service providers, health and life science, and technology. Ralf also has extensive experience advising investment and development funds and he has provided advice about US taxation of cryptocurrency transactions. He has extensive experience providing technical tax advice on a myriad of issues including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Structuring and unwinding complex domestic and international structures and transactions
  • Domestic and export tax incentives, including R&D tax credits, the FDII deduction, the manufacturer’s deduction, and the IC-DISC
  • Tax advice regarding establishing trading and distribution activities, financing structures, and developing tax-effective structures to manage global tax burdens
  • US International and Cross-Border Tax Minimization Planning, Structuring, and Reporting
  • US Inbound Tax Structuring, US Trade or Business and Permanent Establishment Risk Mitigation, US Withholding Tax Minimization and Reporting
  • US Outbound Tax Planning and Structuring, Foreign Tax Credit Maximization, Foreign Tax Minimization, and Repatriation Planning
  • Sales tax and VAT and GST reduction strategies for e-commerce
  • Domestic and international tax compliance, including transactional reporting and disclosure
  • International Trust and Estate Planning and Reporting
  • Tax Planning and Compliance for Short and Long-Term Inpat and Expatriate Assignments
  • Indirect Tax Advisory including VAT and GST
  • Credits and Incentives, including the R&D Credit
Industries & Areas of Specialty:
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Import and Export
  • Life Sciences
  • Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Investment and Development Funds
Industry and Professional Affiliations:
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)



  • California State University, Long Beach – B.S. in Accounting and Finance
  • Golden Gate University – Masters in Taxation





Posts by Ralf Eschenburg

International Tax Considerations for United States Businesses Operating Overseas

U.S. companies venturing into global markets or expanding their international footprint face a challenging and intricate web of international tax regulations. This article explores key tax considerations essential for U.S. business leaders to understand, both in the planning stages and during overseas operations. Proactive planning while taking into consideration a myriad of U.S. and foreign tax Read more...

2020 Charitable Giving and the CARES Act

Year-end charitable giving has the potential to be a life-saving donation to nonprofit organizations as individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations are wrapping up the most challenging year in our recent history (which seems like an understatement). For those individuals who are charitably-inclined, who want to give back, who wish to do their part to ensure Read more...

Foreign Investment: Filing Requirement by Bureau of Economic Analysis

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is again requesting certain businesses to complete its benchmarking survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad.  The BEA requires U.S. persons with investments abroad to complete this survey every five years. This filing requirement is due as early as May 29 (or Read more...