Vacovec, Mayotte, & Singer, LLP

Tonya S. JamesPaula N. Singer

psinger@vacovec.com

Paula N. Singer, a partner, concentrates her practice in international tax matters for individuals, businesses, trusts and estates.

Paula has extensive experience advising taxpayers and their employers and payers on the tax implications of cross-border payments and personnel relocations. Prior to joining the firm in 1985, Paula was responsible for the tax, immigration, and policy aspects of Arthur D. Little, Inc.'s international employee relocations. In 1996 Paula assisted the IRS and NAFSA on the development of Form 1040NR-EZ. Paula also comments on proposed IRS regulations. Her comments on proposed regulations under section 7701(b) (tax residency rules) and under section 1441 (withholding on payments to foreign persons) were incorporated into the final regulations. Paula has also been a panelist on IRS’ TaxTalkToday.tv.

In 1994, Paula combined a prior career as a software designer with her international tax and immigration experience and co-founded Windstar Technologies, Inc. to provide sophisticated tax and immigration software. She now shares her time and expertise with Windstar where she remains responsible for content: providing substantive tax seminars and answering tax and immigration-related questions for Windstar’s software clients, as well as analyzing and specifying software updates for new IRS rules and procedures and new income tax treaties and protocols.

Paula is a member of the bars of Massachusetts and Maine, the Federal District Courts of Massachusetts and Maine, the United States Tax Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Paula graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maine (Orono) and received her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law. She is a long-standing member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American, Massachusetts, and Boston Bar Associations, the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the American Payroll Association (APA), and NAFSA: The Association of International Educators.

 

Publications and Seminars

Paula is a frequent speaker on international tax topics and the author of over 40 published articles. Her articles have appeared in American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) publications, Tax Analysts’ Tax Notes International and Tax Notes as well as their online services, West and RIA publications, and bar association publications. She is also the author of nine tax guidebooks published by Windstar Publishing, Inc. and distributed by AILA, the APA, and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).