International tax

Take the complexity out of your international taxes

Few things are more complicated than international taxes. Most companies don’t have the resources or time to manage compliance, planning and ever-changing tax laws.

That’s why it’s critical to work with a firm that specializes in international tax.

Why choose Wipfli as your international tax accountant? Because we have all the specialized knowledge of a Big Four firm but with the personal service of your local accountant. Our team prepares you for new regulations that impact your operations, increases your tax efficiency and helps mitigate your risk.

Plus, our tax specialists come from a diverse range of backgrounds — including the Big Four, law firms and many different industries — which means they have the experience to tackle your toughest challenges. Our membership in Allinial Global means we can partner with accounting firms across the world to further ensure your business stays compliant and tax efficient — no matter which countries you have operations in.

Our services include:

International tax consulting

Our team specializes in international tax planning for individuals (resident and nonresident) and businesses with international transactions or operations. We help you minimize your effective worldwide tax rate through income tax treaty planning, permanent establishment consulting, VAT/GST analysis, withholding tax analysis and other consulting services. We can even assist you with cryptocurrency.

International tax compliance and reporting

We specialize in international tax compliance and reporting. Our team understands the filing requirements for U.S. inbound/outbound transactions and how to complete complex international tax forms. Plus, we not only determine your reporting requirements but also uncover any delinquent filings to mitigate future penalties.

Entity structuring and optimization

Our seasoned team tailors the structure of your new entity, optimizing global strategies to deliver short- and long-term results to help ensure your company’s operations are not compromised by any local statute transgression.

We also advise multinational clients on entity tax attribute planning (including E&P studies, foreign tax credit planning, repatriation planning and modeling), as well as entity rationalization.

Global mobility

Optimize your global tax liability with Wipfli’s expatriate/inpatriate consulting and compliance services. We simplify complex multi-jurisdiction tax reporting and filing obligations by assessing tax implications and compliance requirements, evaluating employment arrangements, preparing individual and corporate tax forms/returns (including the exit tax), and analyzing tax treaty provisions.

IC-DISC/export incentive analysis

IC-DISC is one of the last remaining tax incentives for exporters. U.S. C-corporations can defer income taxes on qualified profits in export sales, and U.S. flow-through entities may realize permanent tax savings by converting ordinary income used to pay commissions into lower-taxed qualified dividend income.

Let Wipfli analyze and review your requirements for establishing and operating an IC-DISC and help in the formation, maintenance and maximization of the benefits.

Transfer pricing

Let Wipfli help you address your transfer pricing challenges. We understand your global profile and can carefully analyze your cross-border transactions to determine the best approach. Our solutions include preparing transfer pricing documentation tailored to local requirements, developing transfer pricing policies, providing dispute support and advising on specific transfer pricing issues.

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