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International Tax - For Businesses

Our International Tax team has many years’ experience advising on inward and outward investments. We advise clients on a full range of international tax issues, and can help you whether you are bringing your business to the UK or expanding overseas.

With the generous innovation grants available and the rate of corporation tax at a competitive 19%, and set to reduce to 17% from 2020 to become the lowest in the G20, there has never been a better time to do business in Scotland.

As well as having an excellent understanding of the UK tax legislation, our experienced team understands how these rules interact with overseas tax rules, allowing us to advise effectively on how to minimise your global tax exposure.

As members of Kreston International – a global network of independent accounting firms – we have access to a network of tax professionals all over the world, meaning we are well placed to deliver expert advice to all of our international tax clients.

If you are looking for International Tax support for an individual, you can find this here.

Contact the International Businesses Taxperts

Sandi Drummond

Sandi Drummond

Supervisor

Rachel Bell

Rachel Bell

Principal Manager

David Morrison

David Morrison

Head of EQ Taxation

Getting Money In and Out of the UK

Double taxation can be a major concern for international businesses when extracting company profits. Under domestic laws, companies sometimes have an obligation to withhold tax on payments to non-UK recipients, which can result in double tax charges.

Our team can advise you how to move money in and out of the UK in a tax-efficient manner, applying the rules as set out in the Double Taxation Treaties. This often reduces withholding taxes or eliminates them entirely.

Pricing and Cross-Border Transactions

With the rate of corporation tax varying significantly across the globe, HMRC and other local tax authorities are aware of the opportunities for groups to manipulate prices charged on intra-group transactions in order to secure a more favourable tax outcome.

As such, there are various provisions in place such as the transfer pricing rules which ensure group pricing policies are set on a commercial basis and that all transactions are at arm’s length.

Our team can help your group set pricing policies that are tax efficient whilst remaining compliant with the complex transfer pricing rules.

VAT is also a key consideration in relation to cross-border transactions. Our specialist VAT team has years of experience advising on the implications and obligations arising out of such transactions.

View Related Case Studies

Charging VAT on Sales Overseas

Our client is a UK-based software company who sell their products and services to customers all over the world. As a VAT-registered business, our client understood their obligations…

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Ownership and Business Structure

Businesses looking to set up in the UK often have to consider whether they should set up a branch (also known as a permanent establishment) or a subsidiary in the UK.

There are a number of key differences between a branch and a subsidiary when it comes to taxation and there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach in deciding which structure is best. Our team can advise which structure is best suited to your business and can guide you through the set-up procedures.

View Related Case Studies

International Tax – Business Structuring

Our client is a wholly owned subsidiary of a US parent and is involved in the development of an IT solution in a niche market. The UK company…

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International Businesses and R&D Tax Credits

Our client is a specialist software and systems developer in the medical sector with a number of highly trained employees delivering highly innovative solutions for the sector. The…

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Tax Compliance

It’s important for international groups with UK operations to ensure that they are compliant with the ever-changing UK tax rules. Our team currently acts for a number of overseas owned companies in both a compliance and advisory capacity.

We can take the compliance burden away from you, ensuring your business is registered for corporation tax, PAYE and VAT and making returns to HMRC by the deadlines.

We’ll also keep you up to date on the ever-changing tax legislation, providing pro-active advice on how changes such as the recent loss utilisation rules and corporate interest restriction may affect your business.

View Related Case Studies

New Corporate Interest Deduction Rules

Our client is a UK subsidiary of a multi-national group with trading and investment operations all over the world. Following a change in the rules on the deductibility…

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Tax Compliance for UK Members of International Group

Our clients are the UK members of an international group of companies operating within the printing industry. EQ were engaged by the group to manage the tax affairs…

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Employing Staff Overseas

Our client is a UK-based company within the software industry, who often employ the services of overseas subcontractors for assisting with their niche research and development (R&D) projects….

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Our services include:

Getting Money In and Out of the UK

Pricing and Cross-Border Transactions

Ownership and Business Structure

Tax Compliance

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