Tax consultant for company transformation: Minimal tax rates upon changing the legal form

  • Reduce tax payments to 1.5% or less through company transformation
  • Partner for restructuring, change of legal form, spin-off, merger, etc.
  • Plan your succession by way of corporate transformation and a low tax burden

Thomas Breit

  • Expert for tax optimization
  • Experience with 3,500 mandates
  • Tax consultant since 2006

Our services as tax consultants for company transformations

Minimal tax rates thanks to sophisticated transformation strategies

Sophisticated transformation strategies lead to effective tax optimization, allowing for tax rates of 1.5% or even less.

Preparing company succession

We will develop a strategy, enabling you to use well-planned company transformation to ensure the smooth transfer of your company. Our experts can support you when developing succession plans, providing for your family members and optimizing the associated tax burden.

International tax consultancy

If you wish to set up a subsidiary abroad or acquire shares in an existing company within the EU, we can accompany the entire process. Our expertise in international tax law (link) and in developing sophisticated corporate structures enable us to find solutions that consider both your business requirements and tax aspects.

We do not offer the following services

No routine tax consultancy services without a specific project

We focus exclusively on project work. We do not offer any services in the fields of routine financial and payroll accounting. However, we will prepare the annual financial statements and the corresponding tax returns in the scope of a corporate transformation project.

We do not provide answers to individual unrelated tax issues

Our approach does not cover providing answers to individual and particular tax questions. Instead, we specialize in offering comprehensive tax consultancy and structuring of partnerships and corporations with complex issues and need for strategic action in connection with tax structuring and planning.

No consultancy services for companies with profit of less than EUR 500,000

Our consultancy and our concepts in the field of corporate transformation are aimed at handling all the tax-related affairs of companies with complex tax issues over a longer period of time. We therefore do not offer our services to companies with profit of less than EUR 500,000.

How can you benefit from our tax consultancy services for corporate transformation?

Are you asking yourself whether the current legal form of your company is the right one? Possibly, you started off as a sole proprietor, grew your company and now want to convert it into a limited liability company (GmbH) due to the liability risks. Or the decision-makers in your limited liability company have changed and you need a new structure?

Transforming your corporate structure can have many reasons. Before deciding on the transformation, however, it is crucial to consider all the tax and business-related aspects and consequences. We aim to help you evaluate the current legal form of your company and to find a suitable corporate structure as well as paying less taxes along the way.


A wealth of experience from numerous successful transformations

Since 2001, we have accompanied many companies in planning their corporate transformation. Thanks to our longstanding experience and expertise we can offer substantiated consultancy and support service to facilitate a successful and smooth transformation.


Large network of experts guarantee professional support

Especially in the field of corporate transformation, it is essential to involve legal and financial experts. As my client you benefit from my extensive network of strong partners. Together, we will ensure that all legal and financial aspects of your company transformation are taken account of professionally and efficiently.


We are always keep an eye on the current legal provisions

Our ongoing work in the field of corporate transformation ensures that we always keep an eye on the most recent legal provisions. We carefully follow all developments and changes to ensure that we take all the current legal requirements into account. You can rest assured that the transformation of your company is carried out in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

Tax consultant for company transformation: Case study


Situation at the outset

A-GmbH generated a profit of EUR 2.2 million.

How did we solve the issue?

We set up a two-tiered GmbH structure by “copying” the existing company into a holding GmbH and a subsidiary, also a GmbH. Subsequently, we converted the internally generated goodwill into a one-time write-off.


What is the objective?

The main objective of the two managing directors was to reduce the high tax burden.


What advantages does this have?

Calculated tax rate of 1.5%

After this strategic transformation, the profit of the GmbH will be taxed at a rate of 1.5% over the next 7 years.

high one-time tax

The transformation into a two-tiered GmbH structure enabled the enterprise value thus created to be written off, thus avoiding the high one-time tax burden without the company being forced to invest.

Tax savings in the millions

This led to tax savings of EUR 5 million.

Common questions regarding Thomas Breit Tax Services

What does the consultation cost?

My consulting services are billed by the hour (Thomas Breit: EUR 580 net/hour, employee: EUR 380 net/hour). The analysis and your objectives will determine which concept is the best fit for your needs. The total cost of implementing this chosen concept will depend on the actual amount of time needed for the implementation. An advance of EUR 20,000 plus statutory VAT is payable when the order is placed (equivalent to the minimum fee). This advance is enough to finance the smallest project. A cost-benefit analysis always comes before concept and implementation.

My fees are generally financed by the tax savings you achieve. The return on investment is between six months and no more than two years.

Additional costs may be incurred for court fees, notary costs and an expert for corporate law, depending on the project.

Can I work together with my own lawyer/notary?

We can of course work together with your usual partners. Should you need experts, we have a good network of corporate law experts and notaries.

Do I have to transfer my entire mandate to Thomas Breit Tax Services?

No, we only work on a project basis. We do not offer any financial or payroll accounting as we are highly specialized. In some cases, however, it makes sense for us to prepare your annual financial statements incl. tax returns for the years around the restructuring. We will then return these tasks to your tax consultant and draw attention to the particulars.

Has there ever been a case of poor advice being given?

No, never. 3,500 cases in 23 years – no slip ups.

How long does it take to develop a concept?

Developing a concept can take between three and eighteen months, depending on the project. In rare cases, it may take as many as three years to implement a concept.

Will you answer my other tax questions?

Yes and no.We are basically able to answer any questions concerning tax law. However, many of these questions can be answered just as well by other tax consultants with lower hourly rates, which is why we recommend you retain your usual tax consultant for such questions.


Why can’t other tax consultants do what you do?

My expertise covers every legal aspect of civil law, such as private law, company law, commercial law, international tax law, inheritance law and much more. In a way, you can compare it to a general practitioner who knows about the heart but is not able to perform heart surgery. I am the cardiologist among tax consultants and my specialty lies in providing comprehensive advice that goes beyond tax law itself.