International tax advice

International tax and investment planning forms an integral part of much of our work.

International tax planning

Our strong domestic corporate and tax capability is complimented by a thorough understanding of the international tax and investment issues that affect inbound and outbound investment, the management of offshore business structures and the taxation of persons moving between countries.

We have particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Conducting business offshore – from a ‘representative office’ to a full-blown local presence;
  • Inbound investment and operations – assisting foreign enterprises to establish an efficient and robust trading presence in Australia;
  • International salary packaging – maximising the remuneration to employees both at home and while overseas; and
  • International licensing – including withholding tax planning and the use of offshore jurisdictions.

International tax disputes and voluntary disclosures

Things don’t always go smoothly when you are operating a business or working overseas.

First, it can be hard to work out what your obligations actually are – both in the foreign country and back home. Secondly, it is not always easy to stay compliant when you are dealing with more than one tax regime.

We’re here to help you understand what your obligations are, and also help you set things straight when you may have strayed off the straight-and-narrow path of compliance.

We have a network of professional advisers in key markets that we work with on a regular basis, in particular, the US, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Together we can assist you keep on the right side of the law.

We also have long-standing experience in managing the process of voluntary disclosure of offshore investments and structures that do not comply with our local tax laws.

For a confidential chat, call us on 1300 654 590 or email us.

Click here to read more about Andrew’s tax law experience.

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We want to be part of your team over the long term. We'll achieve this by sticking closely to the following principles:

  • We'll listen carefully to understand what you want to achieve. Then we'll thoroughly explain our advice and step you through the documents. You can be sure you'll know the full consequences.
  • Our lawyers work as a team, so someone will always be available to answer your questions, or point you in the right direction. You will also benefit from a range of perspectives and experience.
  • One of our key goals is to pass on as much knowledge as we can, so you can make your own informed decisions. We want to make you truly independent.
  • We only do what we're good at. You can be confident that we know what we're doing and won't pass on the cost of our learning.
  • For advice and documents, we provide a fixed or capped quote so you don’t take price risk. If you're in a dispute, we'll map out the process and costs so you know what to expect.
  • We're not in this game for our egos. We're in it for a front row seat to witness your success.

We measure our success on how efficiently we have facilitated your objectives, enhanced your relationships, and reduced the level of stress for all involved.

If we sound like people you can work with, call us now on 1300 654 590 and speak directly with a great lawyer.

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