International tax

Providing clarity in the tangled world of global taxation.

International tax is approaching a moment of once-in-a-generation change as proposals for more coordinated global corporate taxation come closer to reality. Our worldwide presence allows us to give strategic advice on such long-term issues, as well as helping to navigate today’s complex tax rulebooks.

Our approach

Companies that operate across borders or have a presence in multiple jurisdictions know that complying with local tax laws, and meeting reporting requirements, is a resource-intensive task. It demands local market expertise from trained professionals.

Our global network is ideally suited to serve large multinationals and global-minded mid-sized companies who need on the ground expertise in multiple jurisdictions. However, we also have substantial expertise helping fast growing companies who need a tax efficient structure for their first international expansion. The network means we have a clear view not only of the global trend but an on the ground view of disruptive, single country initiatives such as national taxes on digital services.

We have a particular focus on corporate structures. Whether it’s the effects of Brexit, US tax reform or changes triggered by the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) action plan, the risk of tax nexus is a growing and constant concern for businesses. We can help on issues such as international tax transparency. Navigating such an ever-evolving business environment increasingly requires an integrated, global approach with access to coordinated advice that can support your strategy and business decisions for the long term.

Our services

  • Full-service international corporate tax advice including:
    • Corporate structuring
    • Corporate transactions including M&A and IPOs
    • Global tax credits and incentives
  • Guidance on the tax implications of worldwide mobility and employment;
  • VAT and indirect taxes;
  • Transfer pricing;
  • Tax Due Diligence;
  • Risk analysis on global initiatives such as the OECD’s BEPS;
  • Compliance assistance including help building strong internal teams;
  • Global employee mobility;
  • Specialist advice for privately-owned businesses, business owners and high net worth individuals that are operating internationally.

Our tools and solutions

Our international tax network creates a wide range of innovative and bespoke tools and solutions to support our tax clients. These include online resources such as the Covid-19 Global Tax and Law Tracker, and our portfolio of DAC6 services.

Navigating the changing landscape of international taxation 

In the dynamic realm of international taxation, staying ahead of regulatory shifts and global tax reforms is paramount. As the world witnesses a paradigm shift towards more coordinated corporate taxation frameworks, it's crucial for businesses to adapt and strategize effectively. At Mazars, we specialize in providing clarity amidst the intricacies of worldwide tax law, offering comprehensive solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Global taxation in the Post-BEPS era

The OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative has ushered in a new era of international taxation, reshaping the landscape for multinational corporations. Our team of experts is well-versed in the intricacies of BEPS and its implications for businesses worldwide. From analyzing the impact of profit shifting to ensuring compliance with BEPS recommendations, we provide strategic guidance to navigate this evolving regulatory environment effectively.

Addressing tax nexus concerns in a globalized economy

In an increasingly interconnected world, the concept of tax nexus has gained prominence as businesses expand their operations across borders. Our specialized services encompass thorough analysis and mitigation strategies to manage the risks associated with tax nexus, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements while optimizing your tax position.

Insights on key regulatory developments

From Brexit implications to the aftermath of US tax reforms, staying informed about regulatory changes is essential for multinational corporations. Our team offers timely insights and analysis on critical developments affecting international taxation, enabling you to make informed decisions and adapt your tax strategy accordingly.

Harnessing innovative tools for compliance and reporting

In an era of heightened regulatory scrutiny, compliance with reporting requirements such as DAC6 is paramount. Our portfolio of DAC6 services ensures seamless compliance with regulatory mandates, leveraging innovative tools and technologies to streamline reporting processes and mitigate compliance risks effectively.

Maximizing value through strategic corporate income tax planning

Corporate income tax is a significant cost for businesses operating in multiple jurisdictions, making strategic tax planning essential for maximizing value and minimizing tax liabilities. Our team provides comprehensive corporate income tax planning services tailored to your specific business needs. From optimizing your corporate structure to identifying tax-efficient financing strategies and managing tax disputes, we work collaboratively with you to develop proactive tax strategies that align with your business objectives and drive long-term success.

Optimizing your effective tax rate for sustainable growth

Achieving an optimal effective tax rate is essential for maximizing profitability and driving sustainable growth. Our team of tax experts provides comprehensive analysis and strategic planning to help you minimize your effective tax rate while remaining compliant with applicable tax treaties. Whether it's exploring tax-efficient investment structures, optimizing tax credits and incentives, or implementing effective tax risk management strategies, we work closely with you to optimize your tax position and enhance your competitive advantage in the global marketplace.