International tax consultancy: Watertight optimization of your taxes at a global level
- Assistance with complex cross-border tax issues
- Legally sound concepts with long-term favorable tax effects
- Effective combination of German and international legal provisions
- Expert for tax optimization
- Experience with 3,500 mandates
- Tax consultant since 2006
Our services as tax consultants for international tax law
Supporting German companies with international business activities
Our tax consultancy office is specialized in international tax law providing support to German companies with business activities abroad as well as foreign companies with business activities in Germany.
Efficient tax structuring
As an efficient international tax consultancy, we focus on optimizing our clients’ tax burden by avoiding double taxation, using tax advantages and complying with the tax law of the various countries involved.
Reduce your tax burden to 1.5% or less
By applying German and international tax law we are able to ensure you pay minimal tax rates of 1.5% or even less for your international company.
We do not offer
Foreign companies without any relationship to Germany
We have to decline working with foreign companies as clients when they do not have any tax structuring issues related to Germany.
Providing answers to individual unrelated tax issues
Please note that we do not provide answers to individual tax issues that are not part of a larger project. Our strength lies in providing comprehensive tax consultancy and finding solutions to complex tax-related issues by means of strategic structuring.
Order volume of less than EUR 20,000
Our international tax consultancy services are designed for order volumes of EUR 20,000 and more. From this order volume upwards, we can provide your company with a significant tax advantage and bespoke solutions.
How can you benefit from our tax consultancy services for international tax law?
Our international tax consultancy services focus on companies with cross-border activities, either through international business operations, permanent establishments abroad or similar structures.
Whether you are seeking to optimize your tax structure, ensure that you comply with international tax law or find solutions for complex cross-border tax issues – we are your reliable partner, ensuring your success at an international level.
Language skills and international business relationships
As experts in international tax consultancy we are proficient in English and can effectively support you in communicating with your international business partners, ensuring that tax-related questions and agreements are communicated unequivocally. You can rely on our language skills and professional expertise.
Legally sound tax structuring
We will obtain a written and legally binding statement directly from the tax authorities on your behalf. You can trust us to handle your tax-related issues in full compliance with the applicable legal provisions.
In more than 23 years of international tax consultancy we have gathered extensive experience and strong expertise in this field. We have accompanied and provided our services to a large number of companies and have gained deep insights into tax-related requirements and challenges in all parts of the world.
International tax consultants: Case study
Situation at the outset
An Indian company, represented by Mr. M. from Germany and Mr. L. from Singapore, is valued at EUR 4.5 million. Mr. M. and Mr. L. plan to expand their business to Germany. It is of the utmost importance to Mr. M. and Mr. L. that their activities are legally sound and future-proof in order to ensure their international business structure is compliant with German tax laws. To date, they only have an operating company in India.
How did we solve the issue?
In order to reach this objective, Mr. M. founded a holding company called M-Holding in Germany. This company operates either as a UG or as a GmbH. The holding company in Germany owns 50% of the shares in the newly founded joint venture in Singapore. In turn, the newly founded joint venture owns 100% of the shares in the newly founded GmbH in Germany, which is an operating company.
At the same time, Mr. L. founded the L-Holding in Singapore, which in turn owns 50% of the shares in the newly founded joint venture in Singapore.
In turn, this company owns 100% of the shares in the newly founded company in India, which is an operating company. The original company in India (valued at EUR 4.5 million) transferred all licenses and company assets to this new company in India.
What is the objective?
The main objective is to establish a legally sound European business and to create the necessary structures to ensure their international business structure is compliant with German tax law.
This structure has the following advantage
Legally sound and secure tax basis
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.