Tax Advice

International Tax Law

Glo­ba­liza­tion is no lon­ger a mat­ter just for big cor­po­ra­ti­ons. Small and me­dium-si­zed com­pa­nies have been ope­ra­ting across bor­ders for years now. But they have to deal with le­gal and tax re­qui­re­ments, both at home and ab­road, that are of­ten as un­known as they are com­plex, all the more so be­cause tax aut­ho­ri­ties in vir­tually every coun­try want to pro­tect tax re­ve­nues and in­crease them whe­ne­ver pos­si­ble. So they’re gi­ving much clo­ser scru­tiny to cross-bor­der mat­ters.

On the other hand, the dif­fe­ren­ces in le­gal and tax sys­tems also of­fer many op­por­tu­nities to re­duce or op­ti­mize tax im­pact.

We can help you th­read your way th­rough the jun­gle of in­ter­na­tio­nal tax laws. We of­fer sug­ges­ti­ons about tax struc­tu­ring, and point out risks.

Take ad­van­tage of our ex­per­tise in or­ga­ni­zing your in­vest­ments ab­road, and in choo­sing in­ter­na­tio­nal sites. We can also help you op­ti­mize tax ra­tes, re­struc­ture wi­thin your cor­po­rate group, and or­ga­nize cross-bor­der tran­sac­tions.

When you re­lo­cate func­tions and post em­ployees ab­road, we help you avoid both un­wan­ted ta­xa­tion and dou­ble ta­xa­tion.

Our services at a glance

  • Con­sul­ting on in­ter­na­tio­nal struc­tures
    • Tax-op­ti­mi­zed or­ga­niza­tion of plan­ned in­ter­na­tio­nal ac­tivi­ties and in­ter­na­tio­nal re­struc­tu­ring of your com­pany, using com­pa­ra­tive stu­dies of tax im­pact
    • As­sis­tance with choo­sing a lo­ca­tion
    • Tax op­ti­miza­tion of cross-bor­der ser­vices
    • Or­ga­ni­zing in­tra-group fi­nan­cing struc­tures
    • As­sis­tance with re­lief from for­eign wi­th­hol­ding ta­xes
    • Ad­vice about cross-bor­der off­set­ting of los­ses
  • In­ter­na­tio­nal tax ad­mi­nis­tra­tion
    • Iden­ti­fy­ing tax risks for your agency, es­ta­blish­ment, com­mer­cial re­pre­sen­ta­tive or sub­si­di­ary in ano­ther coun­try
    • As­sis­tance in com­ply­ing with do­mestic and for­eign tax re­gu­la­ti­ons for your in­vest­ment ab­road
    • Re­viewing op­ti­ons for sim­pli­fy­ing ad­mi­nis­tra­tion, for ex­am­ple by re­struc­tu­ring your in­vest­ment ab­road
  • In­bound tax ad­vice
    • Ad­vi­sing sub­si­dia­ries and es­ta­blish­ments of for­eign in­ves­tors in Ger­many about all Ger­man tax is­sues
    • As­sis­tance with mee­ting Ger­man tax ob­li­ga­ti­ons
    • Re­viewing op­ti­ons for op­ti­mi­zing tax im­pact
    • As­sis­tance with struc­tu­ring in­ter­na­tio­nal trans­fer pri­cing
  • Out­bound tax ad­vice
    • Ad­vi­sing on struc­tu­ring in­vest­ments in sub­si­dia­ries, es­ta­blish­ments or equity in­te­rests ab­road, in close coope­ra­tion with our Ne­xia part­ners and in com­pli­ance with both do­mestic and for­eign tax law
    • Re­viewing the do­mestic tax im­pact of exis­ting in­vest­ments ab­road
    • Ad­vi­sing on tax op­ti­miza­tion for in­vest­ments ab­road
    • As­sis­tance in struc­tu­ring in­ter­na­tio­nal trans­fer pri­cing
  • In­ter­na­tio­nal trans­fer pri­ces / Re­lo­ca­ti­ons of func­tions
    • Ad­vi­sing on struc­tu­ring trans­fer pri­cing sys­tems
    • As­sis­tance with pre­pa­ring and up­dating trans­fer pri­cing do­cu­men­ta­tion re­qui­red by law
    • Im­ple­men­ting in­ter­na­tio­nal trans­fer pri­cing sys­tems un­der ad­vance pri­cing agree­ments (APAs) with do­mestic and for­eign tax aut­ho­ri­ties
    • Re­viewing the tax im­pact of cross-bor­der re­lo­ca­ti­ons of func­tions, es­pe­cially in ca­ses of du­pli­cate func­tions
    • Ob­tai­ning tax re­co­gni­tion from the re­le­vant aut­ho­ri­ties for trans­fer pri­cing sys­tems
  • All-in­clu­sive as­sis­tance with pos­ting em­ployees to other coun­tries, or hi­ring for­eign em­ployees in Ger­many (ex­pa­tria­tes)
    • Re­viewing eco­no­mic ad­van­ta­ges of in­ter­na­tio­nal pos­tings for the com­pany
    • Draf­ting com­pany pos­ting gui­de­lines
    • Cla­ri­fy­ing all le­gal, tax, so­cial-se­cu­rity and or­ga­niza­tio­nal is­sues as­so­cia­ted with pos­tings
    • Re­viewing le­gal, tax and so­cial-se­cu­rity con­se­quen­ces of spe­ci­fic pos­tings
    • Con­sul­ting on ques­ti­ons of pay­ments and lia­bi­lity for em­ployee wi­th­hol­ding tax
    • Pre­pa­ring in­di­vi­dual tax re­turns for pos­ted em­ployees both in Ger­many and in coope­ra­tion with our Ne­xia part­ners ab­road
    • Con­sul­ting on the re­inte­gra­tion of em­ployees af­ter their re­turn, from le­gal, tax and so­cial-se­cu­rity view­points
  • In­ter­na­tio­nal ta­xa­tion of pri­vate in­di­vi­du­als
    • Ad­vi­sing on avo­iding dou­ble ta­xa­tion of in­come ear­ned ab­road, in­clu­ding in cross-bor­der tran­sac­tions and in dis­po­sals of real es­tate ab­road
    • Re­viewing the tax con­se­quen­ces of re­lo­ca­ting a re­si­dence ab­road (es­pe­cially Ger­man exit tax)
    • Cla­ri­fi­ca­tion of tax con­se­quen­ces of re­lo­ca­ting as­sets ab­road, both un­der Ger­man tax law and un­der for­eign tax law in coope­ra­tion with our Ne­xia part­ners
    • Re­viewing in­heri­tance-tax as­pects of hol­ding as­sets ab­road
    • Ad­vi­sing on avo­iding dou­ble ta­xa­tion of for­eign as­sets in ca­ses of gifts or be­quests
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