Miho Ikeda, CPA

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Meet Miho

Miho serves foreign and U.S. corporations and partnerships with overseas activities, as well as high-net worth individuals with cross-border tax issues with a focus on the Japanese market. Her clients span industries including private equity, real estate, distribution, manufacturing, entertainment, gaming and travel.

Miho’s expertise includes international tax compliance (5471, 5472, 8621, 8865, 8858, 2555, 926, 1120F, 1042, 1118, 1116, W-8 and FBAR.), subpart F, PFIC, Sec. 956, Sec. 987 calculations, cross-border restructuring, voluntary disclosure program assistance (OVDP, Streamlined Compliance Procedures and Delinquent International Form/FBAR Submission Procedures), ASC 740 tax provision and FIN48 analysis, tax controversy, tax planning and research and consolidated and multistate tax returns.

She brings to clients more than 15 years of public accounting tax experience in both Big Four and regional CPA firms, as well as significant experience working for a Fortune 500 company as a corporate tax professional. Miho’s private industry experience includes serving as an associate director of the tax department of a multinational media company, where she was prepared and reviewed consolidated federal and state tax returns with more than 500 corporations as well as special tax projects such as R&D credits and domestic production activities deductions. Miho also assisted her company with streamlining the compliance function creating efficiencies in gathering data using automation and system enhancements.

Miho received her B.Ed. from Shizuoka University, Japan, and received her M.S. in accountancy from California State University, Los Angeles. She also earned an M.B.T. from University of Southern California.

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Professional History


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)


  • University of Southern California
  • California State University Los Angeles
  • Shizuoka University


  • Deloitte
  • Fox Filmed Entertainment


Speaking Engagements

  • Hawaii Tax Institute 2019, November 6, 2019, Honolulu, HI, “Avoiding the U.S. Tax Traps for the Unwary Japanese Taxpayer”
  • Japan-America Society of Southern California Seminars
    • May 1, 2020, Los Angeles, CA (online), “Covid-19 Relief Provisions and BE-10 Mandatory Foreign Investment Reporting”
    • June 10, 2020, Los Angeles, CA (online), “FBAR and Offshore Penalties and Possible Relief Programs”
    • June 30, 2021, Los Angeles, CA (online), “What You Need to Know About Gift, Inheritance, and Estate Taxes in the U.S. and Japan”
Industries Served
Miho's Thought Leadership
Regulatory and Industry News Alerts from Armanino
There are many misconceptions regarding effective dates, clawbacks and unused gift exemptions.

January 28, 2021
Blog articles
New ownership filing requirement affects companies with revenue under $5M and less than 20 employees.

January 13, 2021
Blog articles

January 13, 2021