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International Tax

Tax compliance can seem the most daunting of all aspects of operating in a foreign country, but we can ease your move into this unknown territory by providing practical, proactive and commercially astute tax guidance. 

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PREPARING FOR OPERATING ABROAD

Whether you are contemplating a short-term, one-off project overseas or setting up a permanent entity in a foreign country, understanding how foreign tax rules affect your business and personnel will help minimise your liabilities. 

It will also help you accurately factor overseas tax and compliance costs in your tender pricing and budgets, so you can achieve your anticipated commercial results without finding profits are eroded by unforeseen tax surprises. 

Finally, to ensure your business and your employees meet all tax compliance requirements, you’ll need to be aware of the tax reporting and payment rules of the foreign countries, where you operate, including corporate tax, VAT and payroll taxes and social security. 

FEEL AT HOME WITH INTERNATIONAL TAX

Our team of international tax experts will spare you all this hard work, by providing a comprehensive range of advice and compliance services tailored to your needs. They will cover all areas of international taxation including: 

  • Corporation tax, including withholding taxes. 
  • Indirect tax (VAT, GST (Goods and Services Tax) & Customs duties). 
  • Employment taxes (income tax, social security and wage tax). 

We will give you the reassurance that all your overseas tax issues have been identified, so you can budget for them and focus on your core business activities. We can also save you time and money by avoiding tax compliance penalties and any resulting tax investigation. 

START PLANNING EARLY

Complying with tax regulations and being as tax efficient as possible are essential. To help you achieve that, here are AAB’s top three tips for businesses considering international expansion, beginning with start planning early. 

  • In some countries taxes can be due from day one. The easiest way to avoid unexpected tax costs is by talking to our experts as soon as possible.  
  • Make sure taxes are built into your overseas contract prices to protect your profit margin. 
  • We will also help you structure your organisation to take advantage of local and international tax incentives. 

Our expert advisors will begin their support for you by understanding your business in detail, so they can give you focussed and tailored advice. 

TAP INTO LOCAL EXPERTISE

Tapping into the local expertise within our strong and active global network allows us to share this in-depth knowledge with you. To ensure our advice is relevant, we travel to you wherever you are based, to understand your business better and invest in our relationship.  

We will draw on our local advisors’ insights to guide you through their country’s tax compliance and ensure you pay the correct taxes at the right time. That will help you, firstly, to avoid costly penalties. Secondly, it will protect your business from future issues, for example if a third party scrutinises your overseas tax compliance record during an acquisition or merger. 

BE CONFIDENT ABOUT YOUR OVERSEAS TAX LIABILITIES

Managing international tax is often challenging, but it can be rewarding. Having a clear picture of your tax liabilities in real-time helps you reap the full financial rewards. To achieve this, we will give you access to applications that automate the flow of compliance information globally. 

They will simplify and visualise complex tax information to give you an instant, clear picture. By making you fully aware of your overseas tax liabilities and helping you manage them easily, it lightens your workload, helping to save you time and money. 

We will be delighted to discuss how we can support you now and in the future with all your International Tax requirements. 

 

  • AAB proactively assisted in addressing any potential risk areas relating to Corporate Criminal Offence legislation in our business and ensured a successful solution was implemented in conjunction with our legal, tax and finance teams.

    Dave Aitken, Interwell

  • AAB have been our accountants for over 15 years. During this time their advice on audit, taxation, payroll and general business issues has been invaluable. They act as a 'partner' in the real sense of the word,

    Karen Molloy, Thorpe Molloy McCulloch Recruitment

  • It is obvious that all members work well as a team, they are passionate and really enjoy their work. The advice I have received has been holistic, sound and proactive in nature, and the technicalities are explained clearly.

    Stephen Bonsor, The Dental Practice

  • Commercially driven tax and financial advice provided by people who understand my business and who care about its success. A dedicated partner led team of real advisors with real commercial focus.

    Derek Smith, Maritime Developments Limited

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