Strategies that reduced taxes yesterday might not work today. New opportunities to save money could be missed – especially if you enter new markets. The talented tax staff in your organization might not have time to keep up with each nuance. Your current tax advisor may think your company is too small for personal attention – or your advisor may be too small to serve you.
Successful companies consider tax implications before they make business decisions, so they do not pay more than their legal obligation. This makes international tax compliance, consulting, and structuring a crucial element in your global strategy.
International tax planning
Different countries apply different rates and rules of taxation. The correct use of tax benefits may allow you to reduce tax burden and make your business more effective.
Our specialists are experienced in tax planning and will assist you in creating a more tax effective structure for your business, taking into account the nature of your business, geographical spread of operations and cultural aspects.
Transfer pricing issues
More than 60% of worldwide trading is carried between associated companies. Tax incentives in different countries may increase the tax efficiency of the whole group. From another side, tax authorities of different countries apply legislative measures in order to prevent movement of “profit centres” from homeland to low tax jurisdictions. That makes question of pricing between associated companies (permanent establishments) very important. We may help you to determine transfer prices for intra-group transactions and to prepare supporting documentation.
Expatriate and migrant taxes
Borders are becoming increasingly a conceptual notion where movement of capital and manpower is concerned. In a situation where a person moves from its home jurisdiction to another (secondment for instance) the question how the person’s income should be taxed may become complicated for the company and the employee. Our specialists will help you clarify any questions related to cross-border taxation of expatriates (income tax, social security tax, etc.) and render payroll services.
Any Double Tax Treaty (DTT) has much in common, and cannot provide you with replies to all your inquiries. A correct interpreting of DTT clauses, in view of court precedents, will reduce your tax risks when conducting cross-boarder business. Our specialists have an appropriate education and experience to help in implementing DTTs.
Value added tax
VAT related issues seem to be most complicated in cross-border transactions. Our experienced specialists are able to provide with a full range of VAT related services – consultancy, registration, submission of returns and more.
We offer prompt and cost effective legal assistance with respect to:
- Business law - Starting a business, company formation, purchase and sale of businesses, mergers & acquisitions, foreign investments.
- Insolvency - Avoiding bankruptcy and winding up, dissolution, winding up and liquidation of companies.
- Tax - Managing disputes with the state revenue service, case management of tax appeals, investigations by tax authorities.
- Labour law - employment contracts, amendment and termination, employment law issues.