Marina Hernandez

Marina Hernandez

Founder & Crossborder Advisor

I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and have lived in the United States intermittently since 1996. I am an Argentine and Spanish national by birth and an American by choice. I attended business school at the Catholic University of Argentina, Santa Maria de los Buenos Aires, from which I graduated in 1994 with a five-year degree in Public Accounting (Contador Publico Nacional). In 1997/1998, I attended the University of Georgia, where I received my MBA in corporate finance and international business, and in 2013, I obtained my Certificate in Financial Planning from Temple University in Philadelphia. I am an enrolled agent (EA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).

After moving to London with my husband and young children, I became aware of the unique tax and financial burdens faced by Americans living abroad. To help U.S. expat families work through these challenges I founded MHTax, to provide tax preparation and representation services and where I currently offer consultations on cross-border tax and financial planning topics.

Outside of work I actively support educational initiatives for under-privileged children in both the U.S. and South America. These include CEV, a Bolivian school run by A Breeze of Hope Foundation, a Philadelphia charity, and needs-based scholarships at the Universities of Tennessee and Georgia. I also enjoy teaching International Tax to Enrolled Agents, CPAs, CFPs, and other professionals through Tax Practice Pro and sharing my expertise in tax professional forums. In 2016, The National Association of Accountants recognized me as their Tax Talker of the Year for these contributions.

I currently live in the greater Philadelphia area with my wonderful husband and three sons, and our faithful dog Luna. I travel regularly throughout the USA and Switzerland to meet with clients and to speak at conferences where I connect with professionals in the cross-border tax and financial services fields.