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 | IT Solutions

KPMG DAC6 Processor - Trial Version

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
IT Solutions

KPMG Valuation Data Source

Relevant cost of capital parameters at a glance.

  • Aggregated cost of capital parameters
  • Valuation dates from 2012 until today
  • More than 150 countries available
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

Property tax – obtaining clarity already prior to reform

Prepare yourself for property tax reform with this inhouse workshop

  • 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 VAT and income tax returns

Meet all of your main tax return obligations at once and gain time for what really matters.

  • Preparation of income tax and VAT return
  • Kick-off call, including schedule coordination
  • Data request and plausibility check of data made available
  • Elektronische Übermittlung ans Finanzamt
  • Electronic submission to the tax office
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
Web seminars

Yearly Tax Update subscription (4 webinars)

Currently applicable corporate tax law-relevant legislation, jurisdiction and administration.

  • Quarterly update of current tax in German developments
  • Available as live webinar and video-on-demand
  • Course language: German

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.

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 | Training & Education

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