The difference is in the result
Had you ever expected that you would enjoy talking to your tax consultant?
Tax matters as such usually appear from the outside to be a rather dry matter, something one wants to get rid of as quickly as possible. Something that has to be done probably once a year. There are other more important issues, such as the day-to-day job. But this issue is to do with more than just your money.
We believe that this issue also has to with your integrity, your rights as an honest citizen and with your feeling comfortable with our advice. We achieve this by looking at you as an individual, and also by showing you new perspectives and optimisation potential in your tax fact pattern which you probably have not thought about or which no one has alerted you to yet. There is a good reason why, over the years, we have constantly adjusted our services to the permanently increasing requirements of our clients and of the market.
We operate mainly in the following areas:
Tax work – Compliance
One aspect of our holistic approach in serving and advising our clients is the entire field of compliance - meeting all statutory and legal obligations by diligence in our work. This is regardless of whether the work is completing a tax return, bookkeeping or management accounts and reporting packages for decision-makers.
General obligations in the taxation process
To pay the taxes after they have been calculated is one thing. Something completely different is to determine the tax obligation as such. This is where in the last years the obligations of enterprises to make this determination increased. Those redefined obligations are mainly to find in the following areas. They are independent of one another and each has to be fulfilled in its own right.
Tax risk management
Transfer (Intercompany) pricing documentation
Virtual tax audit
Tax work – Structural optimisation, defence & rescue
Our focus in implementing your tax and financial structure has to do with analysing your status quo, identifying weaknesses and realising intelligent and shrewd measures to achieve optimisation. In doing so, our strategies and concepts take into account both our clients' individual requirements and their markets and competitors.
In this area we strive to represent our clients' interests, such as during tax audits, in appeals against assessments as well as in law suits against the tax office, but also in cases of alleged tax fraud. Our strategies are based on many years of experience and strive to master each potentially challenging situation professionally to your utmost satisfaction.
Anyone can make a mistake, and particularly in the area of tax law challenges can arise that require a responsible approach. We advise our clients how to avoid certain issues by filing a corrected return. This will often prove to be the remedy of choice to salvage wrongdoing effectively and avoid making waves. It also allows for the individual to actively work on the correction of any former wrongdoing. This is an area where you can rely on experience that is tried and true.
Company analysis and structural optimisation
Our corporate analysis shows companies the value added with which they are operating in the market and where this value added is created. In optimising a company's structure we analyse the effect of the current legal structure on the tax situation and show where there might be potential for improvement. If required, we cooperate with qualified partners, such as lawyers. Our network is small, exclusive and has proved its effectiveness for many years.
In analysing a company's accounts we can establish if the representations made are in line with the legal requirements and also if they represent the actual commercial reality. We analyse the available data minutely. The advantages of forensic audits are manifold: In detecting potential damages we gain time for our clients before third parties obtain the information. Our work can show shareholders and board members that potential wrongdoing must be rigorously investigated and exposed. In short: our work ensures that the damage is limited and/or reduced as early as possible.