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Graebel Companies, Inc.

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Graebel Companies needed to understand the tax implications of delivering complex, international relocation services to secure a Fortune 100 contract. Wipfli had the global network needed to meet their needs.

The Challenge

To support a Fortune 100 client’s global relocation, Graebel needed to invoice subsidiaries in multiple countries. Graebel asked Wipfli to help break down VAT, GST and other potential tax liabilities so it could deliver the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost.

The Solution

Wipfli leveraged its membership in PKF North America to coordinate with accounting firms in 24 countries and on six continents to support a complex discovery process. Wipfli’s international network gave Graebel fast answers, strong ideas and cost-effective solutions.
Wipfli’s ability to quickly utilize its international network of firms was critical to our success in meeting the expectations of this Fortune 100 company.
Brad Siler, CFO at Graebel Companies

The results

Graebel and Wipfli formed a plan to meet foreign withholding requirements and minimize Graebel’s international tax liabilities. The process helped Graebel accurately estimate its costs and enter a Fortune 100 contract with confidence.
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