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Instead of client references, we have described below the business operations of some of our typical clients, their countries of origin and you will find a brief explanation on the services performed by us form them.
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Checking which country has the right to tax foreign income
A client moved from Norway to Germany and asked us for several income sources where those need to be declared and which country may assess taxes on them. Interesting was the “Feriepenger” and the “1/2 Tax Month”.
Internal company succession
A very successful building contractor asked us to advise him on how he could transfer his company to his children in a tax-optimized manner.
A German widow inherited a foreign securities account from her deceased husband and did not know that the income from it had to be declared in Germany, although the foreign tax authority had withheld taxes at source. We subsequently determined and declared the foreign income from securities of the past 8 years on the basis of the broker’s certificates.
Proofreading of technical texts
A publishing house commissioned us to check the tax and accounting topics on its homepage for correctness of content.
Income tax return of U.S. couple with extensive U.S. business holdings
A US couple with interests in numerous LLC’s moved to Germany and asked for help with their German income tax return, esp. Determining the kind of income from their LLC’s. The income from some LLC’s was income from capital assets and from others was business profits.
Transfer of functions to new company in Malta
Joint venture of German and Maltese company asked whether the activities of the German company could be transferred to Malta.
Examining the possibilities of taxing hidden reserves abroad and moving to Malta
We examined numerous ideas on how to tax a GmbH’s book profits from crypto trading and future profits, if applicable, in tax-efficient foreign countries. In addition, advice on exit taxation.
Determination of the compensation of excluded shareholders of a GmbH
We prepared a party expert opinion to determine the value of the compensation of the share of excluded shareholders on the basis of the incomplete provisions of the articles of association. For this purpose we carried out a company valuation.
Registration as an employer in Germany
We register the company in Germany as an employer, advise it on tax matters and prepare the bookkeeping and payroll accounting for the employees on an ongoing basis.
registration as an employer in Germany
We register the company in Germany as an employer and advise on VAT matters.
Managing partner of a foreign corporation moves to Germany. Tax consequences for the corporation.
The managing director of a foreign corporation was planning to move to Germany. We informed him in good time about the devastating tax consequences of establishing a place of management in Germany and provided tips on how to legally avoid these consequences. We also accompanied the implementation of the tips.
Taking Residence of a wealthy foreigner in Germany
A wealthy American relocated his family residence to Germany and asked us to advise him on the tax consequences. This included questions of residency in the case of multiple residences worldwide, taxation of income from employment in the case of multiple places of activity worldwide and questions of exit taxation on shares in corporations in the case of a possible later departure from Germany as well as questions of inheritance tax planning.
Preparation of VAT returns for the subsidiary of a Japanese group of companies
Supporting a tax field audit for a German branch of a European group of companies
Preparation of VAT advance returns taking into account supply and purchase thresholds within the EU
Data import of extensive accounting data
A specialised telecommunications company has asked us to provide financial compliance services. For this purpose, solutions are being developed to import the extensive accounting data into our system via programme interfaces.
Advising a US company regarding a VAT refund
A US company commissioned us because they expect a large VAT refund after a one-time delivery in Germany. We support the company in this process.
Advising a Swiss corporation on issues relating to import VAT
Tax Due Diligence for Italian potential buyer
A Frankfurt Law firm had undertaken a legal due diligence for a client from Italy who wanted to take over a German company and asked us to perform the tax due diligence.
Advice on reorganisation in connection with a UK Ltd. before Brexit
Opinion on the model of converting a British Ltd. into an EU-compliant company form without disclosing the hidden reserves.
Consulting in connection with a real estate property
Advising a Canadian couple on the donation or acquisition of a plot of land from the German mother as well as the construction, parcelling and sale of several buildings on the land located in Germany as a commercial land dealer.
Advising a UK client on the application for refund of withheld construction withholding tax in Germany
Advising foreign clients operating in Germany on the preparation of the declaration for construction withholding tax pursuant to Section 48b of the German Income Tax Act (Einkommensteuergesetz)
Preparation of a VAT expert opinion for the German subsidiary of an Israeli group on the treatment of deliveries and other services
Aspects of the incurrence of VAT in long-term maintenance contracts, final delivery in the case of internet routers, in the case of main and ancillary services and in the case of advance invoices were taken into account.
Tax return for a Swiss person with limited tax liability in Germany
We prepare income tax returns for a Swiss person who owns a freehold flat in Germany and therefore has limited tax liability in Germany.
Advice on holding structure and financial investment in Germany and abroad
We advise the German company on its holding structure and advise on pending decisions in the area of financial investments in Germany and abroad.
Payroll registration for a company seated in the USA
We do the payroll registration of the company in Germany and prepare the payroll accounting for the employees.
Financial compliance for pharmaceutical company
Financial compliance for a financial investor
We are a financial compliance “one-stop-shop” for a German financial investment company.
Income Tax declaration for a German married couple
We prepare the income tax returns for a German couple with various types of income.
Preparation of income tax returns for a British pilot.
We prepare the income tax returns for our client and give advise on tax issues.
Support of a German dredging company
We support the company in financial accounting, payroll accounting and prepare the annual financial statements and tax returns. We also provide advice on tax issues.
Payroll accounting for the employee of a company seated in Hongkong
Payroll accounting for the employee of a company seated in the USA
Support in the event of a self-disclosure
We are supporting an US-American in his self-disclosure.
Expat consulting and checking whether German permanent establishment exists
We advise an Irish company and examine whether a German permanent establishment exists or not.
Defense advice for disruptive shareholder
The lawyer of an heir to shares in a limited liability company puts pressure on the managing directors of the shareholders to sell his shares to them at a high price. We support the mananging directors.
Swiss corporation plans to buy German corporation
A Swiss company wanted to buy one of its German suppliers and commissioned us to examine the acquisition structure and to conduct the financial and tax due diligence.
Beneficiary of foreign trust moved to Germany
An Australian moved to Germany and had the taxation of income from his foreign trust in Germany checked by us.
TP documentation for German subsidiary of NASDAQ listed company
The parent company commissioned us to document the transfer prices of the German subsidiary and to carry out a database analysis to prove their appropriateness using the TNMM method.
Advice on favourable loans due to the Corona crisis
The managing director of a company asked us to check the possibility to obtain a loan at favourable terms as he is facing a 7 digit payment in the future. Check if they meet the conditions for KfW loans.
Transfer Pricing Documentation
A large company requested the documentation of its transfer prices in the local file and master file for the whole group in the run-up to the upcoming tax audit
Investment in foreign companies and reverse take-over
Advise on planned investment in foreign mining companies and later planned reverse take-over at a foreign stock exchange.
Unexpected large inheritance
A retired woman surprisingly became heir to a larger fortune. We took over the communication with the tax authorities, prepared her inheritance tax return and the deceased’s income tax return. We advised her on transfers of assets in her own family and have been preparing her own income tax return ever since.
Downstream merger of Irish Ltd. to German corporation
Since the Irish holding company of a German operating company was no longer needed, we examined the advantages of a downstream merger.
business consulting company in Germany
German management consultancy that sends employees abroad
construction company from Germany
A large contractor was about to hand over his company to his children. As a precaution, he wanted to have his tax advisor’s proposed corporate succession plan re-examined. In particular, it was a matter of calculating the tax relief discount for various scenarios and calculating the benefits.
Real Estate Property Investor from Luxemburg
The investor has acquired a large property in Germany and leased it permanently to a state institution. Since he does not have a permanent establishment in Germany, he profits from the trade tax reduction on his profits in Germany.
Company acquisition of IT Consulting Company through management buy-out within Germany
Managers of an IT Consulting Company needed support with the managament buy-out of the company.
Consulting in connection with transfer prices between related companies in Germany and Switzerland
Through a UK Ltd. and a Swiss AG, a German holds shares in a German GmbH which is operationally active and profitable. He needs expert advice on how the business relations between the German and the Swiss company should be established and how the transfer prices should be set so that they are recognised for tax purposes.
Transfer pricing and insolvency problems at a German subsidiary of a Ltd. on the Isle of Man
Investor(s) with their main residence in the USA hold a German GmbH via a Ltd. on the Isle of Man, which from a US perspective is regarded as a common legal tax savings model. During a tax audit, the tax office assumed that the Ltd. on the Isle of Man was a letterbox company and doubted the appropriateness of the transfer prices. The German GmbH takes legal action before the tax court against the tax assessments. Due to the tax claims of the tax office, insolvency proceedings were opened against the German GmbH and criminal tax proceedings were initiated against the managing director.
Declaration of income received from a foreign employer in Germany
Private individual from Portugal who was sent to Germany by his Portuguese employer.
Taxation of an LLC with legal seat in the USA in Germany
The German client conducts a business through a company based in the USA, but conducts its business from Germany.
Tax optimization of a wealthy family living abroad with real estate in Germany
A wolhlhabende family living abroad needed help with tax optimisation. This family has extensive assets, including real estate in Germany. The idea was to make a gift subject to usufruct or an anticipated inheritance to the children. One of the children is planning to study in Germany.
Company acquisition through management buy-out within Germany
We have supported managers in structuring and implementing the acquisition of the company they have already successfully led as a managers in recent years. This included a tax expert opinion on the acquisition structure, advice on financing and a review of the purchase agreement for tax effects.
Consulting in connection with transfer prices between related companies in Germany and Switzerland
Through a UK Ltd. and a Swiss AG, a German shareholder holds shares in a German GmbH, which is operationally active and profitable. We advised the owner on how to establish the business relationship between the German and Swiss companies and how to structure the transfer prices so that they could be recognised for tax purposes. This related to a transfer of functions, royalties for trademarks and the conditions for the delivery of goods between affiliated companies.
Transfer pricing and insolvency problems at a German subsidiary of a Ltd.
A private individual with his main residence in the USA had invested in a German GmbH via a Ltd. on the Isle of Man, which from the US point of view is considered a common tax savings model. During a tax audit, the tax office assumed that Ltd. on the Isle of Man was a letterbox company and questioned the transfer prices are at arm’s length. The German GmbH is suing the tax assessments before the tax court. Due to the tax claims of the tax office, insolvency proceedings were opened against the German GmbH and criminal tax proceedings were initiated against the managing director. We were asked to support the lawyer involved in the transfer pricing problem/the tax court proceedings and to recommend an insolvency expert.
Onlinesale of 3D-Models
Lithuanian company selling 3D models internationally on the Internet.
business consulting company in Germany
consulting of a German business consulting company regarding secondment of employee to foreign countries
Manufacturer of control components for furniture
Our client has specialised in producing control components for smart furniture.
Courier service provider from Germany
Our client is specialized in worldwide courier services as well as repackaging and delivery to customers of our clients.
Car Sales in Europe
A German car dealer was commissioned to sell several valuable automobiles from abroad in Germany.
Determination of assets for divorce dispute
One spouse was abandoned by the other and received an offer for the division of assets in a joint property. Since he is afraid that the other spouse will pull the wool over his eyes, the joint assets of the spouses are to be determined.
Shifting your residence to the Netherlands and profit from favorable tax regime fpor investment income
A private individual is considering moving to the Netherlands. For some years now, the Netherlands has been offering a fairly favourable system of taxation on investment income and capital gains based on assets rather than actual income. Capital gains are not taxed there as long as they are not generated commercially.
Kryptocurrency Mining and Trading by German private Individual
A private individual uses a server in his basement to mine bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. In addition he exchanges the mined cryptocurrencies against other cryptocurrencies and trades with them.
Transparency of US LLC acc. to DTT Germany-USA?
A German corporation, which is owned by a Luxemburg S.A.R.L., owns a U.S. LLC with real estate property in the US.
Online seller from the UK
This UK company sells baby products on amazon in Germany and has to pay German VAT and also file German VAT declarations.
Car Sales in Europe
A foreign company would like to dissolve its collection of cars abroad and would like to sell them in Germany.
Engineering from Switzerland
The company has restructured its distribution channel in Germany and hired one employee.
Amazondealer from UK
A UK company sold goods on the German market for many years via Amazon. The German tax office believes that all sales should have been with German VAT and retroactively asks for 19% VAT on all sales.
Supplier to the automobile industry from Germany
The company is a global leader in his business and supplies the automobile industry with technical equippment.
German Textile Company establishes subsidiary in Eastern Europe
A German textile company founds a subsidiary in Eastern Europe. The tax consultant asks for support in international tax law.
Supplier for the pharmaceutical industry from the US
Supplier of electronic devices for the pharmaceutical industry.
Courier service provider from Israel
Our client has specialised in global courier services. We are responsible for financial compliance of the German subsidiary.
German branch of an Italian Bank
Since 2017 we take care of all accounting and tax matters of a German branch of an Italian Bank.
Retail Shop Chain from Italy
A large retail chain from Italy is trying to conquer the German market with fashionable articles.
Plant engineering company from the Netherlands
The client builds customer-fitted freezing tunnels that are constructed in the Netherlands and assembled at the client’s premises, some of them in Germany.
Online seller from the Netherlands
The Dutch company sells shoes very successfully via the Internet. Since it clearly exceeds the turnover limit for foreign online retailers in Germany, it has to pay VAT and submit VAT returns in Germany.
Catering-supplier for airlines
This company offers on-board catering solutions to airlines.
Automotive supplier from Romania
The Romainian company is a specialist in processing metals and supplies for machine tools. It maintains a consignment warehouse in Germany.
Holding company in Germany
A holding company had problems restructuring its global holdings due to substance requirements for tax recognition of a company in Asia.
Commercial agency for diagnostics
The company sells diagnostics to doctors throughout Germany.
Restaurant chain from Germany
The tenant of several restaurants of a worldwide known group wanted to hand them over to one of his children.
Food group from Italy
The lawyer of an Italian group of companies was asked to comment on the planned transfer of the holding company’s registered office from Italy to another EU country from a tax and legal point of view.
Technology group from Slovenia
A group operating worldwide in the field of technology and engineering wishes to acquire an Italian group, which also included a German subsidiary.
Leather goods dealer from Germany
A rapidly growing leather goods dealer from Germany with a focus on online trading wants to expand.
Recruiters from Cyprus
A criminal tax case has been opened in Germany against the managing director of a globally operating group in the recruitment industry. The managing director was not aware of any guilt and obtained expert help from a German specialist lawyer for criminal tax law, whose written statements he did not understand in an English translation either.
Liquidation of German GmbH
An internationally active group from Italy was dissatisfied with the development of its German subsidiary.
Worldwide VAT service provider
Global provider of sales tax refunds
Self-disclosure of a German emigrant
The German moved abroad many years ago. He did not know that he had to file tax returns in Germany for his income from rented German real estate. The foreign tax authority was about to write a control notification to the German tax office.
Logistics company from Germany
The logistics group operates worldwide and maintains an extensive network of subsidiaries in many countries for this purpose.
Consumer goods traders from Egypt
The company is one of the world market leaders in its field. It supplies the European market through a German distribution company.
Association with large business activities from Germany
The association offers students and potential employers a platform to get to know each other. Students get insights into the professional world.
Chemical manufacturer from the USA
Special and customized chemical manufacturing company, which provides value-added solutions in the high-performance materials sector – especially for synthesis, distillation, mixing, crystallization, filtration and the processes associated with these.
Kitchen and bath fittings supplier from India
We have been supporting a manufacturer of kitchen and bath fittings for several years. The products of this supplier are sold quite successfully in the European market. In order to boost sales and to provide more security to the German buyers (generally wholesalers), this manufacturer has established a German sales GmbH (Limited Liability Company).
Software developer from Great Britain
We support the German training and sales business of a British software developer specialized in solutions for analyzing marketing data.
IT developers and manufacturers from Israel
The Israeli-based company is listed on the NASDAQ and develops, manufactures and markets telecommunications solutions worldwide. We have been supporting the German sales company since its foundation in 2004.
Management consultancy from Germany
German management consultancy that sends employees abroad.
Real estate agents and brokers from Germany
American Real estate agent and broker who specialized in commercial and residential properties, with a focus in Germany.
Distributor of dietary supplements from India
This company is operational in the sector of dietary supplements and sells the products purchased in India in Germany and in European countries through their German subsidiary.
Financial consultancy from Cyprus
This company is active as a business analyst and also provides commercial services for small- and medium-sized companies, for doctors and clinics, as well as for health care institutions. The registered office of the parent company is in Cyprus.
Leasing firm from Germany
This German firm prepares leasing concepts for large commercial properties. Project financing, property acquisition and conceptual implementation of construction plans and the set-up of various real estate companies are some of their offerings.
Process consultancy in the finance sector from Great Britain
Through their German permanent establishment, this company specializes mainly in the optimization of business and technological processes for large German customers from the finance sector. Optimization of the IT business processes is one of their core strengths.
IT consultant from Germany
The company specializes in IT consultation for banks.
Logistics service provider from Israel
The Israeli logistics provider specializes in the provision of time-critical, individualized shipments. After the takeover of a German competitor had failed due to many problems identified during due diligence, a separate subsidiary was established in Germany.
Furniture and accessories dealers from the US
The company offers decorative articles and special period furniture as well as exotic gifts for indoor and outdoor use. The parent company from the USA distributes the products via a British subsidiary, which is successful in online trade.
Automotive component supplier from the UAE
The Dubai-based automotive component supplier offers solutions for battery-operated applications of different engine variants in Germany through a German subsidiary.
Machinery dealer from Italy
The company is a dealer of machines in Europe. In order to be able to handle the German market better, a German sales subsidiary was established.
Logistics group from the USA
A US group took over a German group of companies.
Media group from Great Britain
The Group successfully sells media products online in various countries. When it comes to distribution in Germany, the question arises again and again as to whether this requires registration as a VAT entrepreneur or even as a permanent establishment. We advise the company in these questions.
Machinery manufacturer from India
The parent company is listed on the stock exchange in India and sells its machines in many countries. A German sales company was established to boost business in Germany and neighbouring countries.
Dealer of leisure articles from Greece
The company sells leisure articles acquired in Asia to wholesalers in Europe. The parent company is based in Cyprus and the parent company in Greece. With our business know-how, we have often been able to help the company to detect mistakes and avoid problems.
Property management in Germany
In a wealthy family the parents were ill and the succession was not regulated. The aim was to provide financial security for the parents until their death as well as a fair distribution of assets among the children with tax optimisation in the area of inheritance tax and income tax.
Specialty chemical manufacturer from Italy
The company from Italy is an important supplier for wooden and paper products, which are used in the furniture industry. The company sells its products in Germany through their own employees.
Real estate owner from Vietnam
Our client belongs to the upper class in Vietnam. He owns an extensive real estate portfolio in Germany.
Chemical group from the Netherlands
The Group is active worldwide in the manufacture and sale of chemical products. Before the takeover of a large unit of another chemical group with its own finance department, we supported the German sales company for 15 years with all financial and accounting services. Today, we help the Dutch company with VAT compliance for direct business via a consignment warehouse in Germany.
Health-related business from the UAE
The company headquartered in Dubai has operations worldwide. The German sales company offers solutions for the food and cosmetics industry.
IT service provider from Great Britain
The British company has been in business for over 30 years and currently deals mainly with modern IT applications for research, hospitals and the aviation industry.
Sales company for measurement and control systems from Italy
The parent company, headquartered in Italy, operates worldwide and sells its products primarily to processors. They offer components and systems for the automation of industrial processes. We prepared transfer pricing documentation according to German principles and shortly afterwards, in close consultation with the CFO of the group parent company, negotiated very successfully with the specialist auditor for foreign relations during the tax audit.
Real estate management company from Germany
The company brokers and manages several properties in Germany and rents them out to large hotel groups. We check the success-based lease accounting and report to our client as well as to the owners’ meeting of the property. For this purpose, we carry out a voucher and contract review on site at the hotel.
Jewelry merchants from Belgium
A jewellery dealer from Belgium sold used jewellery at auctions in Germany. The German VAT liability was not recognized by the Belgian tax consultant and a German consultant was not involved from the beginning. The German tax office demanded VAT for many years in an amount that threatened the existence of the company. In negotiations, we were able to reduce the amount of the demanded VAT somewhat. If the client had come to us earlier, a partial VAT exemption would have been possible.
Engineering firm from Germany
The company from Hessen is a leader in its field of conceptual planning in plant construction. In addition, they offer process engineering, project support, measurement and control technology, calculations and administration. We advise the managing directors and shareholders in all essential business and tax matters and regularly attend shareholders’ meetings.
Automotive supplier from Spain
The company from Spain is a specialist in the processing of metals and supplies accessories for machine tools. It maintains a consignment warehouse in Germany.
IT company from the USA
Our client is a U.S. company that supports federal agencies, other companies and non-profit organizations in the IT field.
Office service provider from Germany
Since 2016 we have been working together with the German subsidiary of an international group of companies, which offers secretarial and related services in two German cities. Since the company does not offer services reserved for tax advisors, we complement their portfolio perfectly. As a rule, we check current financial and payroll accounting and perform the reserved tasks for tax consultants.
Logistics advisor from the USA
This American business advisor from the USA is specialized in shipments, logistics and transportation solutions and mainly supports US facilities located abroad. The US client has set up a German subsidiary, for which we handle taxation issues.
Training provider from Great Britain
The UK-based company is a globally accredited training organisation and conducts training courses. Parts of the offered training services are subject to VAT in Germany.
IT consultant from Germany
The company focuses on the optimization and automation of software and product development processes and exclusively employs computer scientists and electrical engineers.
Automotive supplier from Indonesia
The company is already very successful in Asia with its product for the automotive industry. In Germany, the first contacts have been established with well-known automobile manufacturers and the first orders are being received. In order to intensify sales in Europe, a German GmbH was founded, which is intended to make the articles produced cheaply in Asia known here.
Logistics consultant from Germany
The company advises companies and state institutions in the field of networking and efficient use of various transport routes. Concepts for the development of the transport infrastructure are developed, investment plans are drawn up, economic analyses are carried out and recommendations for action are given to the customer.
Printing technology provider from Israel
The company is active in the field of printing technology for mainstream applications. Every now and then it takes part as an exhibitor at trade fairs in Germany at great expense. We carry out the input tax refund procedure and conduct negotiations with the responsible authorities.
Software Development Company from India
The company is a full-service IT company, which supports clients in Europe with Internet and intranet software and offers graphic design as well as user interface design. Development is mainly done with little costs in India.
Importer from China
The client imports goods manufactured in Asia into Germany and is part of a Chinese group. We support the German sales subsidiary by handling their financial and payroll accounting, prepare their annual financial statements and tax returns and give advice on all tax and business issues.
Automotive company from Israel
The listed company is an automotive supplier and supplies more than 20 automotive manufacturers worldwide. The products are very innovative and the growth is rapid. We have been supporting the German subsidiary for many years.
Hardware manufacturer from Israel
Our client manufactures storage devices and servers abroad and sells them via several employees in Germany without establishing a permanent establishment.
Lawyers from Germany
Benefitax advises several German lawyers. In the case of lawyers who are partners of an LLP or LLC with legal seat abroad, the income must be divided between several countries. This is when we can profit from our special expertise in international taxation.
Holding companies in Germany
We help many holding companies with financial compliance and advise them on how a holding company can be used to defer and reduce taxes and what are the tax consequences of the sale of shares.