Tax Law And Litigation Services For Businesses And Individuals

An Attorney Who Can Handle International Tax In Your Best Interest

M. Bradford Randolph, Esq., PLLC, in Manhattan, can help your business walk that line successfully by minimizing your exposure to liability while maximizing your profit margins.

Contact our office in Rockefeller Center at 347-315-1648 to speak with a tax lawyer with experience in business tax planning both in the U.S. and internationally.

Cautious And Strategic Management Of Base Erosion And Profit Shifting

International tax laws constantly change as the business community expands globally. Most changes are designed to promote competition and diversity in the marketplace. However, gaps between the tax codes of various countries create potential pitfalls for businesses seeking to operate internationally.

One such issue that has caught the eye of domestic and international tax regulating authorities is that of base erosion and profit shifting, where a company transfers profits from one country to another to take advantage of lower corporate income tax rates. This in turn reduces the corporate income tax base of the host country.

Profit shifting is often used by multinational companies as part of an aggressive tax plan to make the most of their international operations. However, there is a fine line between smart strategy and civil or criminal liability.

The U.S. government recently addressed this issue as a part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). Attorney Randolph can help you to understand how this new tax law affects your international business, and how its provisions can be applied to minimize your global book and cash tax rates.

Simplifying The Complexities Of International Tax Law For You

The complexity of international tax law arises from the need to comply with the tax regulations of multiple countries simultaneously. Each country has its own set of rules, and understanding the rules as to how to integrate your business operations within this framework, which are critical to maintaining compliance and optimizing your tax obligations. Our experienced tax attorney can manage the legal side for you so that you can focus on business and financial operations.

We are here to guide you through the intricacies of international tax laws. We work with you so that you maintain full compliance while structuring your business efficiently across different countries. We help demystify the process, making it clearer and more manageable. Our goal is to help you avoid the pitfalls of international finance, such as the mismanagement of overseas accounts, which can often escalate into legal issues if not handled correctly.

Keeping Your Foreign Assets Safe And Legal

One common challenge that we help our clients address is managing funds in foreign accounts. It is not uncommon for businesses and individuals to find themselves in difficult situations when they attempt to safeguard assets in offshore accounts. The allure of perceived tax havens can be tempting, but without a thorough knowledge of the legal implications, taxpayers can inadvertently breach regulations. This can lead to severe penalties and damage to one’s financial and reputational standing.

Understanding The Arm’s-Length Exchange

The allocation of profits between a multinational corporation and its subsidiaries or sister corporations is not illegal if the prices of assets or services transferred are identical to what the price would be if the transaction took place between two independent companies. This is known as an “arm’s-length exchange,” and it is a staple guideline to ensure companies are fairly taxed when conducting business abroad.

Companies run into problems if profits are not transferred through arm’s-length exchanges, thereby leading to either double taxation (being taxed in both countries) or double nontaxation (avoiding taxation in either country). The latter could lead to allegations of tax evasion. Furthermore, as of January 1, 2016, all countries operating internationally are required to report revenue and taxes for each country in which they do business, therefore increasing scrutiny from international tax authorities.

As an attorney and CPA, can help you cut through the complexities of international tax law to determine the best transfer pricing method, given your company’s circumstances. For more than 25 years, his firm has worked to help businesses find resolutions to a wide variety of difficult issues that can arise when seeking to minimize their worldwide book and cash tax rates.

Contact An International Tax Attorney

Our firm can help you navigate global tax rules and regulations so that you are in compliance with U.S. and foreign tax laws. Contact us at 347-315-1648 for a phone consultation. We can also be reached via email.

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