Tax planning

Tax planning consultancy

Tax planning has a major influence on operational and personal workloads, and needs to be adapted to the client’s individual needs. Family-owned, mid-sized businesses, in particular, require a holistic approach. Long-term advising from the same contact partners, and the broad expertise of around 150 employees serves as our foundation for finding custom-tailored solutions for you across the board. We focus on pragmatic results – regardless of whether they apply to the business owner, the company, or both.

Optimal results in the perspective of the specific challenge

Structuring advising

  • Choosing and changing legal form
  • Corporate and group reorganization
  • Restructuring support
  • Implementing hybrid companies

Choosing or changing a legal form under corporate law requires thorough and detailed structural advising, including on non-tax related aspects. We identify potential risks and prevent them, if needed through obtaining binding information from the tax authorities. We develop a structure for your company that makes sense from a business-related and tax-optimized perspective, in consideration of many different financing options.

Transaction advising

  • (Tax) Due Diligence
  • Tax planning by companies, amalgamations and strategic alliances
  • Development of the transaction structure, incl. post-acquisition integration
  • Support in contractual negotiations

We are entrepreneurs, working for the needs of entrepreneurs. You need a sparring partner when it comes to transaction consulting. This area requires experts with experience and the expertise you need. We offer independent assessments of the situation, with the courage to address even difficult topics.

We speak international

International tax advising

  • Selected location
  • Internal pricing and documentation
  • VAT advising on the international sale of goods and services
  • Group financing

Not only major group enterprises, but mid-sized companies too, can work on a multinational basis. We have the expertise in international tax law needed to optimize your (group) tax rate.

We can access the expertise and experience of our international colleagues at any time through the international CPAAI recommendation association. This ensures a high level of professional expertise and direct integration of partners. By doing so, we develop custom-tailored solutions for you on international questions.

International marketing of goods and services is associated with unique challenges. In the VAT area, in particular, the regulations are complex and the formal requirements are high.

Internal group pricing is often a topic of concern for the tax authorities. To ensure you are well-prepared, we assess the appropriateness of your internal pricing system and its documentation in consideration of the requirements of the Profit Recording Regulation (Gewinnaufzeichnungsverordnung) If needed, we support you in making adjustments or even designing new, viable concepts and documentation.

Holistic perspective. Integrated thinking. Specialized expertise.

Advising on special cases

  • Succession advising / foundation formation
  • Support in external audits
  • Representation before fiscal courts and the Federal Fiscal Court

We rely on continuity in advising, and focus on the long-term goals of our clients. We take a multi-generational approach. We understand your perspective, and develop forward-thinking solutions for you, for instance in the area of succession and asset transfer.

We offer comprehensive advising on succession, from initial preparations to final integration of the new corporate management. In addition to income tax questions, we always focus in minimizing your inheritance or gift tax. We are also happy to help you ensure the continuation of an existing estate for the long-term across generations, with the formation of a foundation.

Dealings with the tax authorities, especially during external audits, require more than just routine advising. We work to understand available materials deeply, to illuminate the issues in the case from all sides and think through every perspective. This helps us to support you in upholding your interests.

If we believe there is a legitimate change of success, despite ongoing differences of opinion, we can also provide competent support before the tax court or Federal Fiscal Courts.

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