Marcus Wong

Partner, PwC Tax Japan

Global Mobility Services
US Certified Public Accountant
US Certified Financial Planner

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Marcus Wong has dedicated his entire career to advising some of the world’s largest multinational companies and their senior executives on global mobility issues and individual tax compliance and planning. 

Marcus began his career in the PwC Canada Toronto office in 1997 before transferring to the PwC Tax Japan Tokyo office in 2000 and being admitted as a partner in 2013. His clients span the entire spectrum of different industries and sectors including financial services, energy, industrials, health care, technology as well as professional services companies such as law firms. Over the course of his career, he has developed an extensive international network of mobility and tax specialists in most major countries around the world.

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Project Results and Achievements

  • Advised on the design of its equity compensation plan and coordinated the individual tax advice and implications of an equity compensation plan in different countries across four continents
  • Advised and supported the implementation of different compensation and retirement benefit plans to clients across several different industries
  • Advised and supported numerous individual US and Japan tax audits and Japan expatriate and withholding tax audits
  • Designed and supported tax efficient assignments of foreign senior executives into Japan
  • Developed US tax planning strategy for US citizens and greencard holders in Japan
  • Social security tax and Japan and U.S. income tax planning and advice to companies and senior executives
  • US and Japan financial planning and estate and inheritance tax advice to long-term 
    permanent residents and US citizens in Japan

Other Activities

  • Co-Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) tax committee and in this role was named one of ACCJ's 2017 Leaders of the Year
  • Delivered several presentations at the ACCJ, British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Belgium-Luxembourg chamber of commerce in Japan, Netherlands chamber of commerce in Japan and German chamber of commerce in Japan and the International Bankers Association of Japan to its members and senior leaders on Japan and US income tax and wealth transfer issues
  • Presented at the European Business Council (EBC) on the Japan Exit Tax and the FY17 inheritance tax reforms
  • Co-author on “Understanding Japan’s New Exit Tax” article for US publication, Trusts & Estates
  • Actively participated in the advocacy for Japan inheritance tax reform leading up to the FY17 inheritance tax reforms
  • Regular speaker at various PwC mobility conferences in the US and Asia on mobility and tax issues affecting Japan
  • Co-authored and collaborated on numerous alerts on Japan income, inheritance and gift tax current issues and updates

Professional Vision

The world is becoming a smaller and smaller place but the world of work is changing, becoming increasingly competitive and complex. Expanding a company’s global reach is vital to a company’s success. Even with the incredible advances in technology, companies need to have the right people and talent in the right roles, right locations and at the right cost. My mission is to help companies navigate the complicated cross-border visa and immigration, income tax and other mobility issues, develop best practices to manage their mobility programs and to advise senior executives with financial and tax planning to help them meet their short and long term goals.