Attorneys in Taft’s International Tax practice have extensive experience in helping clients plan for and manage the complexities of operating in international commerce. We have assisted clients with both inbound and outbound investment transactions, including multi-billion dollar taxable acquisitions of foreign targets by domestic corporations, acquisitions and dispositions of foreign targets by private equity firms, tax-deferred reorganizations involving foreign corporations with U.S. owners, and the start-up of U.S. operations by foreign companies. The scope of our services includes everything from the provision of formal tax opinions to the review of proposed transactions for purposes of identifying risks and opportunities.
In addition, our attorneys routinely assist clients with meeting the ever-changing technical reporting requirements associated with U.S. tax compliance. This work often includes assisting both domestic and foreign clients with identifying and completing annual filing obligations, obtaining documentation to take advantage of treaty-based tax savings, and assisting with withholding tax determinations with respect to cross-border payments.
Fundamental to our approach to advising clients on international tax issues is the core belief that tax advice must not be given in isolation from the greater transaction. Attorneys in Taft’s Tax practice work across our various practice groups and with our clients to foster an understanding of how the tax implications of a transaction integrate with the transaction as a whole. Accordingly, by viewing tax planning through the prism of the greater transaction, we are able to deliver to our clients a seamless business solution that brings to bear all of the capabilities of a full service law firm, including international tax experience.