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​Our accountants and consultants have been assisting the U.S. subsidiaries of private and publicly owned German businesses for more than 30 years. Our services offerings range from tax planning and compliance to ERP software selection and implementation.

Business Services - Germany

​Comprehensive services for the U.S. subsidiaries of German companies

U.S. subsidiaries of German owned companies have sought out the advice of Plante Moran accountants and consultants on topics ranging from entity structuring and tax compliance for more than 30 years.
Plante Moran has been working with German-owned businesses for more than 30 years. Currently we serve 50 U.S. subsidiaries of private and publicly owned German companies.
Our accountants and consultants assist our German clients in all facets of their businesses from helping them appropriately structure their U.S. investments to tax planning. Our approach is to minimize U.S. taxes on the parent company and ensure all required related party disclosures are complied with.
Our international tax experts have extensive experience collaborating with German tax advisors and their solutions are always tailored to meet the goals of both the U.S. operation and its German parent company.
Our German clients rely on our international tax experts for services related to transfer pricing issues and to review related party transactions for possible tax consequences. Our state and local tax specialists do nexus studies and sales and use tax exposure reviews for international companies to help them determine the tax liabilities related to possible site selections.

Audit and Tax Planning

Plante Moran audit and tax professionals work as an integrated team to help German-transplant organizations improve cash flow. Their internal control audits often uncover opportunities for proactive tax planning and optimization strategies at the local, state, federal, and international levels.

International Transaction Services

Plante Moran’s global transaction experts can help German transplants evaluate their options regarding capital raising, potential acquisitions and divestitures, and long-term growth strategies. They are able to provide industry research and insight introductions to investors, as well as conduct due diligence.

International Accounting Standards and Accounting For Uncertainty in Income Taxes

Plante Moran professionals provide insight into new U.S. and international regulations through various presentations. The presentations address how new regulations will affect German-owned businesses and reporting practices. Plante Moran also offers networking and training events for its German clients and supports organizations like the German American Chamber of Commerce.

Risk Management

Corporate governance is an increasingly complex matter these days. It’s more important than ever to have a trusted partner you can rely upon to make certain you have the proper enterprise risk management processes in place. At Plante Moran, we provide services in the following areas:

  • Internal risk assessment auditing
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Information technology consulting

Information Technology Consulting

Plante Moran information technology consultants bring a wealth of experience in providing IT-driven value to the operations of multi-faceted, German-owned organizations.

Our IT solutions focus on challenges such as complying with customer requirements, identifying and reducing costs, reducing inventory, improving data accuracy, improving reporting capabilities, and training personnel.

You will appreciate the independence of our enterprise resource planning (ERP) experts. When considering a new ERP solution, they can help you through the assessment and selection process, negotiate your contract, and project manage your implementation.

Talent Management & Organizational Development

Organizational concerns such as low employee morale, resistance to change, and performance issues can prevent German transplant organizations from achieving desired business results. Our talent management consultants work with individuals, teams, and organizations so that they can successfully achieve their goals. Our services include:

  • Talent assessment
  • Leadership development/succession planning
  • Talent development