International Tax

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International tax expertise to bring the world to you

Whether you’re a U.S. company seeking opportunities overseas or a foreign investor in the United States, international tax compliance can be cumbersome. If you don’t have the right support, you could be putting your organization at risk for hefty fines or double taxation.

Our international tax specialists can expedite the compliance process and identify, evaluate, and minimize your compliance risk. We bring a range of offerings, including planning for cross-border transactions and treaty analysis, transfer pricing, foreign tax credit planning, and strategies to keep your global effective tax rate low. No matter the issue, we’ll help you stay ahead of tax laws and regulatory requirements, earn confidence from your stakeholders, minimize your tax burden, and achieve compliance wherever you go.

Foreign-derived intangible income (FDII)

The FDII regime offers a deduction for corporate taxpayers with foreign customers, which can dramatically reduce their effective tax rate. Our team can help you determine if you qualify for the FDII deduction and assess how it may benefit you.

Foreign tax credit planning and compliance

Foreign tax credits are essential to avoiding double taxation. Our team of professionals can minimize the global tax burden on your multinational organization by maximizing your foreign tax credit.

GILTI and anti-deferral planning (GILTI)

The new GILTI rules have turned traditional international tax planning on its head. GILTI creates additional U.S. taxation of worldwide income, but it’s not all bad. Our tax professionals can devise a strategy that makes the most of the GILTI rules.

Global mobility services

Strong global mobility programs are built on competitive and tax-efficient policies. Our global mobility team can advise you on the business and tax consequences of global employee assignments, as well as in the management of global talent to optimize costs and investments in alignment with overall business objectives.

Global tax due diligence

When it comes to due diligence, our team’s focus spans the globe. Buyers must consider the effect of foreign operations on a transaction’s taxation and overall deal value. Our team of experts can help you navigate the issues that can arise when purchasing a business that operates outside the United States.

Global tax planning

When facing uncertainty, a strong international tax strategy is crucial. We offer international insights to help you navigate complex global markets, putting the resources of our global firm behind every decision. From cross-border taxation issues, to international compliance requirements, to structuring decisions, our team of international specialists will prepare you for tomorrow, next year, and the decades to come.

Interest charge-domestic international sales corporations (IC-DISCs)

An IC-DISC helps U.S. manufacturers exporting goods achieve significant tax savings. We find that closely held businesses with qualified export revenues exceeding $1 million gain the most from this structure, but almost any U.S.-based exporter can derive some benefit from an IC-DISC.

Mergers and acquisition tax

Our international specialists offer merger and acquisition support through tax structuring, tax modeling, and transactional costs analysis to minimize global tax liability, and increase your bottom line.

Praxity tax guides

Through our membership in the Praxity Global Alliance, we’re happy to provide country-specific business guides that provide researched data and guidance on business investments, as well as individual and corporate rates and regulations. Find more information on country-specific tax guides here.

Transfer pricing

With rules enforced in virtually every country, transfer pricing is an increasing area of focus for taxation authorities around the globe. The rules on correctly setting, and then defending, arm’s-length intercompany pricing are complex, and many countries require detailed documentation. With foreign market experience, we can, not only assist with compliance, but can help you plan ahead to avoid risk and optimize your tax position.

U.S. and foreign tax compliance

Tax compliance around international transactions has become the focus of tax authorities around the globe. Our team works with you and your staff to ensure proper and timely filing of all required compliance returns to avoid costly penalties.

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Looking for country specific tax guidance? From business strategy and investment, to individual and corporate taxation, it’s all available in the Praxity guides.

Client Experience

Personalized resources, global capabilities

One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to your global tax needs. We provide custom project scopes that evolve with your requirements, challenges, and long-term strategic goals. Our team doesn’t just look at today or the coming year — we’re focused on helping you succeed and grow for decades to come.

Our globe-spanning service model enables us to serve thousands of clients in more than 150 countries. Whether you’re looking to manage risk, plan for growth, or optimize your operations, you’ll have the right mix of experts in your corner, breaking down barriers to your success. We’ll keep you abreast of international regulatory and tax reporting trends so you can focus on your business and move quickly and confidently toward new global opportunities.

International Tax Practice Leader Kellie Becker says it best: “We’re always looking to the future and have our pulse on the latest regulatory developments around the world. I’m proud of our team’s expertise, but also the connections they keep and maintain with clients that allow us to immediately address changes and concerns.”

Our clients say

We had experienced setbacks and frustrations for years dealing with the Mexican tax authorities. After numerous starts and stops, including work with a Big 4 firm, we finally engaged Plante Moran to help us recover the funding. With the help of their Global Services team, we secured funding well beyond expectations — about $360 million MXN.

Throughout the process, the PM team consistently demonstrated their expertise. The practical yet technical approach proposed by PM, based upon their experience with similar projects, was a crucial factor for the overall success. I would recommend them to any company looking to maximize their position in Mexico — the results achieved are nothing less than amazing.

Victoria Krendel
Risk & Tax Manager