Tax Planning & Structuring International Attorneys
Tax attorneys – like those at THEVOZ Attorneys understand tax laws and how they fit into the larger systems in which individuals and entities conduct business, manage their financial assets, share or trade financial resources. A good tax attorney can help you plan for your future.
The knowledgeable international tax planning and structuring attorneys of THEVOZ Attorneys tax planning and structuring in Europe and in the United States of America. Our team of attorneys can work efficiently in an international context.
About Tax Planning & Structuring
With the knowledge and forethought of a skilled tax attorney, it is possible that tax laws can work to the advantage of the individual or corporation.
There are ways tax laws and rules can benefit your financial financial and business interests.
Starting, merging, acquiring or reorganizing a business
The vast majority of companies are small to medium-sized businesses. Often times, the owners of these entities have personal financial interests tied in with their business. It is because of this that business owners want and need to protect their finances. However, business owners rarely have time to become tax experts of their own industries or even countries, let alone in the complicated world of global business. In today’s fast-changing business environment, mergers, acquisitions and reorganization are becoming more common as business owners and managers enter new markets, seize new business opportunities, and evolve their organizational structures. Tax laws can affect these decisions from the beginning of the process.
In these cases, tax structuring and planning is not a secondary concern but a ‘first step. Tax laws can completely change or modify the decision to start, merge, acquire or reorganize a business — for example, incorporating in one country instead of another or breaking up the corporate entity into smaller pieces operating in separate tax jurisdictions.
Setting up a corporate structure
There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution when setting up a business structure. In a corporation, for example, different tax laws will affect a C-corp classification where the business must pay corporate income tax, versus an S-corp classification where owners only pay personal income tax on profits. Limited liability corporations (LLCs), on the other hand, are meant to shield personal assets from business liability, but may not be recognized in foreign countries (LLCs are often the preferred choice for small/local business owners).
Planning an estate or other personal or family structure
Even without being a business owner, many people have accumulated income, investments and other financial assets (such as physical or intellectual property) that may be managed by an estate or passed on to certain family members. Tax laws can change quickly and this can cause legal challenges or simply change taxation in ways that reduce the profitability or value of certain assets such as stocks and bonds. It is important for estate managers to have tax attorneys who can provide ongoing legal counsel to understand new tax laws — such as changes in exemption limits on personal or estate wealth — and how these changes will affect income, revenue or the financial security of an estate or family inheritance.
Supporting financial goals or profitability
When it comes to personal income, people have financial goals just as businesses have profitability targets. There are numerous tax laws that can strengthen personal financial objectives and keep them on track, such as tax exemptions, benefits, credits, deductions, and different filing options. The old phrase ‘work smart, not hard’ applies especially to tax planning and structuring, because individuals can often increase their yearly income without doing any extra work, but they need the help of tax attorneys who can review their options on an ongoing basis as these plans or goals change. The same is true for businesses reaching their profitability targets, as legal counsel around tax planning and structuring can often make downsizing or corporate reorganizing unnecessary if savings can be found in other areas.
Optimization of your tax position
Ultimately, this is the ‘name of the game’ for tax planning and restructuring, to create the most favorable tax position for each individual or company. Taxes are central to any business plan or investment strategy since the purpose of any financial or business interest is to get the highest return on investment – and taxes eat into those returns. At the same time, reducing corporate taxes is not always beneficial to the company if it will cause reputation damage from consumers who interpret it as tax-dodging. The optimized tax liability is one part of any intelligently designed financial and business plan. Tax attorneys know the tax laws and understand how the business works and how to structure taxes most effectively to meet the financial goals of the client.
Services THEVOZ Attorneys Provides
THEVOZ Attorneys focuses on the area of U.S. and international tax law. The firm assists its clients in setting up and developing business in the U.S. THEVOZ Attorneys, with offices in Switzerland and the US, provides a network that provides high-quality legal services tailored to the tax needs of international businesses. In addition to legal counsel on tax laws, options and strategies, our tax attorneys provide counsel as individuals and businesses go through the complicated process of developing, documenting and implementing tax solutions. This includes not only counsel on specific tax laws and options but also modeling tax implications and strategies. Tax planning and structuring is a holistic process that takes into account all financial and business interests to plan for the most sensible results.