International tax and offshore tax and expatriate tax planning
Lubbock Fine chartered accountants specialise in international tax planning. We provide bespoke international tax advice and expatriate tax planning assistance to a broad range of clients.
All cross border transactions have a tax implication. While these can be relatively straightforward requiring little specialist consideration, once presence is established in a foreign jurisdiction matters become much more complex, often resulting in unforeseen tax liabilities or missed opportunities for mitigation. Specialist international tax advice is therefore essential.
International tax mitigation through structuring
In countries subject to exchange control restrictions and very high personal and company tax rates, clients may wish to consider trading outside their host country. In a typical case concerning an overseas client, our team of international tax accountants established a UK company and organised the transfer of intellectual property rights to the new company in exchange for shares. We also tackled the task of helping to raise loan capital for the purpose of acquiring a participation in an overseas company and advised on the formation of an appropriate entity.
Such inter-jurisdictional tax matters call for expert international tax advice obtained in several countries. Through our Russell Bedford International network, we are able to co-ordinate and provide the relevant expertise to ensure the effectiveness of the proposed structures. In addition, as international tax advisors, we are able to assist clients to co-ordinate and plan their future wealth retention in order to minimise direct taxation on personal income and capital. Such offshore tax planning can include the implementation of suitable offshore tax structures.
Expatriate tax service
We regularly advise clients on expatriate tax issues for executives and employees being transferred to or from the UK. Often the inbound executive will be non-domiciled in the UK, so careful offshore tax planning by expert international tax accountants is needed to minimise tax burdens.
We have produced a leaflet about our Tier 1 Investor Visa services which may be of interest and can be downloaded here.
We also have some helpful factsheets which can be downloaded here.