Going Global

Going Global

When it comes to international taxation and international assignment, you can rely on experienced support – ensuring a foreign engagement without unpleasant surprises.

Sustainable global strategies are imperative if you aim to operate successfully internationally. Issues such as corporate taxation and international employee deployment are influenced by country-specific features. The risk of pitfalls is thus correspondingly high. We prepare the ground for your success. Draw on the pooled knowledge of our global network as well as tailored specialist events and services.

Today's global companies are confronted with a multitude of changes and confusing global regulations. Whether it concerns a BEPS project, the taxation of foreign permanent establishments, or compliance or trademark protection issues, our experts can help you identify the impact and any required action. In an increasingly fast-moving world, you can benefit from our broad expertise – quickly and easily booked via KPMG Direct Services.

Compliance | Tax Advice

DAC6 assessment – Free initial consultation

Taking action in time.

  • One-hour web conference
  • Introduction to the greatest challenges of DAC6 (sixth amendment to the Directive on Administrative Cooperation)
  • Overview of the benefits of the KPMG DAC6 Processor
Training & Education

UPDATE VAT rates as of 01 July 2020 | webinar-on-demand (German)

What you need to know now.

  • Recorded webinar from 02 July 2020
  • Consequences of implemented VAT reduction
  • Topics: income tax, wage tax / social security, value added tax, tax transfer prices in times of crisis
  • Our experts answer live webinar participants’ questions
  • Course language: German
Training & Education | Compliance

UPDATE VAT rates as of 01 July 2020 | webinar-on-demand (English)

What you need to know now from a VAT perspective.

  • Recorded webinar from 2nd July 2020
  • Consequences of implemented VAT reduction
  • Simplifications and challenges
  • Our experts answer live webinar participants’ questions
  • Course language: English
KPMG Law

PWD Updates – 03/2020

Stay updated about current developments.

  • Updates with regards to PWD and registration obligations
  • Information on current ECJ jurisprudence
  • Changes in authorities’ practice throughout the EU Member States
  • Information on legislative initiatives at national and European level
Compliance

Mayday Accounting – immediate assistance for the accounting function

Rapid and efficient solution to capacity problems

  • Assumption of subtasks through to outsourcing entire processes to qualified accounting experts
  • Performance on your IT systems (remotely) prevents interface losses
  • This service is independent of the ERP system in use
Tax Advice | Compliance

Export Control Readiness Check – Free initial consultation

Benefit from the free initial consultation and smooth the way to updating your processes under export control law

  • Free initial consultation by phone
  • Presentation of stricter requirements under export control law
  • General procedure of our Export Control Readiness Check
Compliance | IT Solutions

KPMG DAC6 Processor - Trial Version | Request your access

Analysis and management of reportable transactions under the DAC6 EU Directive

  • Fully functional trial environment
  • Fictitious master data for testing purposes
  • Most recent questionnaires based on the EU Directive
  • Great flexibility through adjustable workflow and stage concept
Compliance | IT Solutions

KPMG DAC6 Processor - Trial Version | Order now

Analysis and management of reportable transactions under the DAC6 EU Directive

  • Fully functional trial environment
  • Fictitious master data for testing purposes
  • Most recent questionnaires based on the EU Directive
  • Great flexibility through adjustable workflow and stage concept
Tax Advice | Compliance

Quick Check for Intercompany Financing Transactions

Putting internal financing to the test.

  • As-is analysis of transfer pricing methodology and documentation
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Focus on loans, cash pooling and guarantees
Compliance

Real estate transfer tax check

Satisfy your real estate transfer tax obligations and avoid unnecessary charges in a legally compliant way.

  • Review of ownership structures and any changes
  • Identifying opportunities and risks related to real estate transfer tax
  • Recommended actions
Compliance

IAS 12-Compliance-Quick-Check

Presenting income taxes correctly in IFRS financial statements is a complex matter. Our experts will show you where you stand. 

  • Review of correct entry of actual and deferred taxes
  • Completeness of disclosures in the notes
  • Identification of specific issues, e.g. loss history, estimated need for action (according to traffic light system)
Tax Advice

New regulation of property tax – obtaining clarity

The details of reform are clear. Take vital precautions.

  • Half-day workshop in-house
  • Analysis of your current property tax situation
  • Implications of property tax reform
Tax Advice

Preparation of benchmark analyses

Using benchmark analyses to document that transfer prices are at arm's length.

  • Developing a search strategy
  • Systematically screening company data
  • Preparing a benchmark report
Compliance

Preparation of income tax returns

Efficient processes based on practice for use in practice. Our basic package includes:

  • Preparation of corporate income tax return
  • Preparation of trade income tax return
  • Kick-off Call, including schedule coordination
  • Data request and plausibility check of data made available
  • Electronic submission to the tax office
Compliance

Preparation of VAT return

Extensive range of services for preparing your VAT and income tax returns. Our basic package includes:

  • Preparation of VAT and income tax returns
  • Plausibility check of data made available
  • Validation of the value-added tax return (VAT return) against financial statements
  • Electronic submission of the tax office
KPMG Law

Trademark protection 360

Nowadays, trademarks are more than company logos or product labels. They can provide you with the crucial competitive edge that needs to be protected.

  • Registering trademarks with the German Patent and Trademark Office DPMA, EUIPO, WIPO
  • Monitoring the relevant deadlines
  • Representing the client before trademark offices
Tax Advice

Brexit Quick Check

Potential customs effects of a hard Brexit.

  • Preparation and analysis of your Intrastat data (or comparable data)
  • Hard Brexit cost simulation (customs duties/customs declaration costs)
Tax Advice

Production Site Check

Risk analysis for unwanted permanent production site establishment across the entire group structure.

  • Evaluation of sales, procurement and warehouse structures
  • Risk categorisation
  • Recommended actions
  • Reference to double taxation
IT Solutions | Tax Advice

International Business Traveler Compliance (IBTC)

Comprehensive approach for your international projects and employee mobility.

  • Initial location determination / Indication of IBTC on fixed price basis
  • Established basis for decision-making to define further procedures
  • Step-by-step approach with focus on transparency and costs
Tax Advice

FTA Health Check

Ensure group-wide compliance with CFC tax rules.

  • Documentation of compliance with FTA legal requirements
  • Release of liability due to establishment of corresponding analysis processes
Tax Advice

Tax Compliance Management System – Quick Check

Enables a comprehensive overview of your current Tax CMS status according to IDW PS 980.

  • Reliable assessment
  • Basis for deducting specific measures
  • Legal certainty
In-house training courses

Fit for BEPS – In-house tax workshop

Understand the risks and opportunities of the BEPS initiative on your business.

  • BEPS knowledge at a glance
  • Knowledge building to identify tax-related opportunities and risks
  • Develop strategies for action

Mobility is the order of the day. Working across national borders is increasingly shaping the everyday lives of employees and in a wide variety of forms. In addition to traditional secondments, the focus is shifting to long-term foreign business trips, project business in distant countries or involvement in global virtual teams. This present companies with wholly new issues in relation to tax, compliance, processes or IT. KPMG Direct Services provide solid answers for all phases of an assignment and for almost every country worldwide.

KPMG Law

Retention of German citizenship

Support for obtaining the approval of retention

  • Intitial assessment
  • Support regarding the application process
  • Consideration of legal issues
  • Instructions for the application process
Compliance

Managed Services | A1 certificate procedure

Your employees will always travel with a valid A1 certificate.

  • Gathering all the information relevant for the application
  • Filing the application with the responsible social security authority
  • Forwarding the A1 certificate to the traveller
IT Solutions | Tax Advice

International Business Traveler Compliance (IBTC)

Comprehensive approach for your international projects and employee mobility.

  • Initial location determination / Indication of IBTC on fixed price basis
  • Established basis for decision-making to define further procedure
  • Step-by-step approach with focus on transparency and costs
Tax Advice

German Tax Declaration for employees on international assignment

We take the pressure off your staff for compliance with tax obligations.

  • Preparing income tax declarations in compliance with international law
  • Processing requests from tax authorities
  • Reviewing tax assessment notices
Compliance

HR support for foreign assignments

We relieve the strain on your HR department by providing you with specialists.

  • Flexible support for temporary personnel requirements
  • Support for employees and affected specialist departments
  • Applications (incl. income tax)
  • Assignment meetings
  • Coordination with external service providers (e.g. review of incoming invoices)
Compliance

Social Security Briefing

Individual advice on social security and family allowances in the context of international assignments.

  • Advice on:
  • Pension, unemployment and accident insurance
  • Health and long-term nursing care insurance
  • Child allowance
Compliance

Application system for social security

Optimum insurance protection for employers and employees when on foreign assignments.

  • Highest possible security when complying with strict compliance regulations
  • Avoiding costs in claim events where there is insufficient insurance and lack of provision by the employer
  • Transparency regarding social security law-related issues
Compliance

Application for Child Benefits

We prepare an international assessment for German child benefits and initiate the application process.

  • Individual eligibility check
  • Application filing with authorities
  • Assessment of ruling issued by authorities
  • Transmission of the official ruling
Compliance

Application for the reimbursement of employee contributions to pension insurance

We verify the requirements for reimbursement and take care of the application process.

  • Data collection and verification
  • Verifying the eligibility criteria
  • Application for reimbursement from the pension insurance institute
  • Verify the initial assessment
Tax Advice | In-house training courses

Employee retention programs under the “tax loupe”

Selected employee incentives in a tax context

  • Half-day workshop in-house
  • Analysis of the components or your employee retention program
  • Examination of current legal changes
Tax Advice

Production Site Check

Risk analysis for unwanted permanent production site establishment across the entire group structure.

  • Evaluation of sales, procurement and warehouse structures
  • Risk categorisation
  • Recommended actions
  • Reference to double taxation
In-house training courses

The guide to international posting

All key infos for Human Resources to post staff internationally.

  • Flexible seminar location: in-house, at KPMG or location of your choice
  • Customised content
  • International expertise
In-house training courses

Around the world and back again

Policy on social security law for internationally assigned employees.

  • In-house seminar at your company
  • International social security law for international postings
  • Benefit from the expertise of our specialists
In-house training courses

Matrix made easy

Challenges of matrix structures with international postings.

  • One-day seminar in-house at your company, at KPMG or other location
  • Tax and social security issues with relevance to matrix structures and transnational functions