Posted by Carlos Calderon on September 23, 2019
Taxes are a hot topic that should be discussed and planned early in an expansion decision due to the significant impacts on a business. In fact, the ideal time to consider taxes is the moment a cash flow projection is created and when the business structure and plan are outlined
Posted by Sue Tuson on September 9, 2019
Long-awaited treaty protocols, signed in 2013, were finally ratified in July 2019. The protocol with Japan entered into force on August 30, 2019, provides amendments to the 2003 tax treaty. The protocol with Spain is due to enter into force on November 27, 2019, and provides for the amendments to the 1990 treaty.
The IRS continues to increase scrutiny of the reporting requirements applicable to foreign persons and U.S. companies with foreign transactions. It is important to fully understand these U.S. obligations because failure to report...
Posted by Sue Tuson on July 18, 2019
Thinking of expanding your business overseas? The first question is usually, “What’s the best way to start? Should I set up an office immediately or use an independent contractor familiar with the country?”
Posted by Nina Wang on July 16, 2019
In response to international criticism about China’s openness to foreign businesses and an attempt to attract more foreign investors to expand their businesses to China, the National People’s Congress passed the Foreign Investment Law of the People’s Republic of China (Foreign Investment Law) on March 15 2019, which will come into force on January 1, 2020.
Posted by Sue Tuson on July 2, 2019
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has made C-Corporation status much more attractive to business owners, and the 21% flat tax rate has caused many to consider whether converting to a C-Corporation may be worth the switch.
Posted by Teresa Gordon on July 2, 2019
International businesses expanding into the US, whether a manufacturer, distribution company or professional service firm, face similar challenges. Operational issues such as supply chain, vendor management and process or production optimization require close attention, as do human resources, sales and marketing.
Posted by Teresa Gordon on June 24, 2019
The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit was recently held in Washington DC. Because this is the most significant event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the US...
Posted by Tim Hilligoss on May 7, 2019
More and more companies today are venturing into the waters of international business. While the potential rewards of global trade are great, so are the potential risks.One of the biggest risks lies in not understanding the distinct cultural subtleties and nuances that exist from one country to the next.
Posted by Carlos Calderon on March 19, 2019
When looking at the competition – especially in the automotive industry –the question on whether it makes sense to expand to Mexico will ultimately arise. Our clients ask this often enough for us to note the key considerations required before determining if this opportunity is right for your business.