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International Tax

Our Approach

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 questions. We have the experience to help you answer these questions (and others 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 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
  • International tax compliance
  • Voluntary compliance programs
  • IP migration services
  • Transfer pricing management
  • International provision (FAS109) work (financial statement support)
  • “Back office” services for foreign start-ups entering the U.S.
  • International M&A work
  • U.S. market entry consulting & pre-immigration planning
  • “Expat” tax compliance, tax “equalization calculations” and compensation planning
  • International estate tax planning
  • 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 tax 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

Resources

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New Trade Law Hikes Penalties for Tax Reporting Errors

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Talking about International Franchise Tax

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Obtaining ITINs

Unlike obtaining a new company’s identification number which can take only hours, the process for obtaining an ITIN is far from simple. The process can take a significant amount of time.

Global Expansion Top Tax Considerations for CFOs

CFOs seeking to gain a more strategic leadership role need to take charge of tax planning - one of the most important issues companies need to consider when expanding.

Deadlines Extended for Foreign Account Reporting Requirements

The Treasury and the IRS announced deadline extensions for some of the requirements in the final regulations implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Impending Filing Deadline

The purpose of this tax article is to draw your attention to a potential filing requirement with respect to Form TD F 90-22.1, “Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts” (“FBAR”), which must ...

Are You an Alien? You May Have Some Tax Planning Ahead of You

It is important to know if you are a “Resident Alien” or “Nonresident Alien,” as the manner in which the U.S. taxes these two groups of individuals is as different as night and day.

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Before you sell equipment or patent rights to a company affiliate, think twice about the price. With revenue-hungry governments worldwide ...

Is it Time to Review Your International Tax Strategy?

We think it’s time for CFOs to re-evaluate their international tax strategy. Here’s why:

Concerned that it may be leaving tax revenue on the table and driven by a new set of laws designed to close t ...

The Push for Global Accounting Standards: Big Changes in the Works

In an increasingly global economy, most financial experts agree that a single, high-quality set of international accounting standards would provide significant benefits. There's less consensus, however, on how to get the ...