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International Tax Services

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If you are planning on an international move and/or expanding your business beyond your country's borders, then you are facing many complex and far-reaching international tax planning questions. Our international tax services professionals have the experience to help you answer your questions and address other international tax issues you may not have considered, to ensure that your plans are tax efficient, and support your business and personal goals.

In addition, our professionals speak the following languages:

  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • Cambodian
  • Chinese (Cantonese
    & Mandarin)
  • Croatian
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Gaelic
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Taiwanese
  • Vietnamese

Services

Our international tax team provides international tax consulting and compliance services to support:

  • U.S. Businesses that have foreign operations or are planning to expand internationally
  • Foreign Businesses that have U.S. operations, U.S. source income or who are planning to enter the U.S. marketplace
  • U.S. High Net Worth Individuals with foreign source income or who are or plan on working/residing outside of the U.S.
  • Foreign High Net Worth Individuals with current U.S. business/investment activities or who plan on moving to the U.S.
  • U.S. or Foreign Employers who have employees working outside their “home” country

Our international tax services for the individuals and employers listed above include:

  • International business consulting and structuring – Our experts will assist you in structuring your business in compliance with international transparency, social responsibility and corporate governance guidelines.
  • International tax compliance – Our customized tax compliance services offer you a flexible, scalable way to navigate the complex environment of international tax.
  • Voluntary compliance programs for foreign financial accounts and assets.
  • IP migration services – U.S. companies that create, develop and sell intellectual property (IP) often find it financially advantageous to transfer their intangible assets to foreign countries offering attractive incentives and tax rates. Our international tax services will help ensure that the sale and use of IP in foreign countries is transparent and tax efficient.
  • Transfer pricing management – Tax authorities around the world are focusing more and more attention on transfer pricing issues. We provide tailored transfer pricing solutions to fit your specific business needs.
  • International provision (FAS109) work (financial statement support) – Our international tax experts will help you assess your assets and liabilities for income tax reporting.
  • “Back office” services for foreign startups entering the U.S. – Foreign leadership teams may not be familiar with the particulars of U.S. finance, accounting and human resources requirements. Armanino provides a full range of back office services, so business leaders can focus on creating value.
  • International M&A work – Armanino can help you navigate the legal, regulatory, tax, accounting, governmental and cultural issues inherent in global mergers and acquisitions.
  • U.S. market entry consulting & pre-immigration planning.
  • “Expat” tax compliance, tax “equalization calculations” and compensation planning.
  • International estate tax planning – Multiple jurisdiction estates require careful planning. Our international tax experts will help you navigate the complexities of reporting and paying taxes in multiple countries, reducing your tax burden as you pass along your estate to your heirs.
  • Coordination with professional service firms (e.g., immigration, translation, customs, banking, etc.).
  • Issuance of individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) - You no longer have to go through the trouble of going to your country’s consulate or embassy to have your documents certified.

We provide our clients with the international tax planning and consulting services they need to manage what can be a very complicated endeavor. We help you simplify your life and grow your business.

Moore Stephens Network

Moore Stephens International

moore stephens Armanino is a member of Moore Stephens International, one of the largest international networks of firms in the world. This network provides us, and by extension, our clients, with resources on the ground in nearly every corner of the globe, as well as local knowledge on legal and tax issues for various jurisdictions.

Moore Stephens member firms and correspondents are located across more than 650 offices and 100 countries including:

  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific Region
  • Australia
  • China
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East Region
  • North America

Experts

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