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Joseph Cruz

Joseph Cruz


Irvine, CA, USA

Joseph A. Cruz is a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s International Tax Services practice and is based in Irvine. Joseph is the Orange County International Tax Market Leader, West Region Operating Model Effectiveness Co- Leader, and West Region Pan Asian Professional Network Leader.


Joseph advises on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign expansion, supply chain restructuring, and repatriation and deferral of offshore earnings.He assists in audit review of both publicly listed multinational companies and nonpublic, privately held entities.

Joseph began his career in 2000 in the New York office of another Big 4 firm specializing in international tax which also included a stint in the national office in Washington DC from 2003-2005.At the end of 2005, he switched firms and joined EY’s Irvine international tax practice.

Clients served

Key clients include Cott, Jarden, Microsemi, Skyworks Solutions, AECOM, Allergan, American Honda Motors

Education and certifications

Joseph received a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from the University of California, Davis, School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of California. Joseph is also a frequent speaker at both EY and non-EY international tax conferences.


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