International Tax Strategies
Developing & implementing tax strategies for a global business world.
In today’s business environment, conducting business around the globe is as common
as doing business across town. Our
professionals are dedicated to ensuring your business will benefit from
the most tax-efficient structuring of cross-border business activities.
Aliens and Expatriates
We have staff trained in preparing individual
tax returns for both U.S. residents working abroad as well as foreign expatriates
working in the U.S. We prepare these returns according to current IRS rules
and ensure that all credits and deductions that are available to our clients are
correctly reported in their return. In addition, we advise clients making payments
to such individuals as to their withholding requirements for foreign residents working
in the United States.
Choice of Entity
We evaluate and discuss the best type of entity to
use when clients begin to do business internationally. This planning can
allow the use of the international losses in the United States or minimize the U.S.
tax on the international business.
Structuring of Transactions
We develop and evaluate ideas and planning
for the structure of international transactions to minimize taxes. This
can involve research, analysis and preparation. We also have contacts in many countries
to assist on the foreign side of the transaction.
The IRS has power to reallocate income, deductions
and other tax items among commonly controlled businesses in order to prevent evasion
of taxes. The IRS is especially alert to situations where income is being shifted
outside the United States. The transfer pricing rules are extremely complicated
and it can be difficult to determine when and how they apply to specific transactions.
We advise our clients of issues to consider when examining and determining their
inter-company pricing policies in order to minimize the risk of challenge. We can
also assist clients in arranging for a transfer-pricing study to be done by a third-party,
which can further reduce the risk of challenge.
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