Bill Roth

Partner, National Tax Office International Tax


BDO Grand Rapids Office



Executive Summary

Bill is a tax partner with BDO and is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bill has been with BDO for 31 years and has significant experience with large multinational groups. Bill assists clients and BDO international professionals in cross border merger and acquisition and tax treaty issues. This includes assistance with: the design, implementation, and review of cross border equity and debt structures; repatriation planning; entity structuring and restructuring planning; intellectual property international tax planning; and foreign tax credit planning Bill heads up the US firm’s participation the U.S.-Canada Tax Desk and is the U.S. country coordinator for Canada and in both roles has significant interaction with BDO professionals in Canada. Bill is a member of BDO’s National Tax Office and his responsibilities include serving as the lead technical reviewer of all international tax advice, consulting and planning within BDO’s international tax consulting group. In addition, Bill is responsible for the curriculum of international tax related continuing education and is the editor of many internal or external communications on international tax issues published by the Firm.

Professional Affiliations

Board member of the governing board of West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids
International Fiscal Association


B.A., Accounting, Aquinas College