Tax services

Effectively managing taxes — whether business or personal — is complicated. Tax jurisdictions in the US and around the world are tightening regulations and along with that comes further complexity, increased enforcement and penalties. Our tax professionals work collaboratively with PwC’s Washington National Tax Services and our tax professionals around the world to provide you with up-to-date, sophisticated advice on regulatory matters affecting you and your business.

PCS tax specialists work hand in hand with their global counterparts and with tax specialists across multiple disciplines to bring you sophisticated solutions that solve issues, mitigate risk and support your long term and short term goals.

A client story: Using international tax strategies to drive growth in a global supply chain

Are you challenged by the changing reporting requirements?

Looking for timely information on important tax issues?
 

Look no further than the PwC Tax Insights or the PCS webcast library where you will find tax-related webcasts on a range of topics including top tax-planning strategies, tax reform and transfer pricing.

A collaborative approach

As your tax advisor, our strategies, advice, and counsel don’t end once your deadlines are met. We stay with you every step of the way. Services may include:
 

  • Tax compliance and tax planning
  • Tax accounting or financial statement reporting
  • Tax controversy and audit representation
  • International tax services including planning around issues such as a value-added tax (VAT), foreign tax credits, etc.
  • Global information reporting including the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
  • US and global tax structures
  • Transfer pricing and other cross-border requirements
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • State and local taxes (SALT) compliance and consulting
  • Sales and use taxes
  • Tax credits, incentives
  • Benefits, stock options and accelerated compensation
  • HR due diligence and benefit plan review

  

Special services for inbound multinational companies

Inbound multinationals face a unique set of considerations that, in part, result from the US regulatory and tax environment. But inbound companies also have many other considerations when they expand to the US. These include communications, and decision making, managing cultural differences and environmental pressures, just to name a few. 

How we can help

PCS will work with you to solve your priority business objectives by helping you: 

  • Mitigate risk: Aligning your cross-border business and tax goals 
  • Formulate informed business decisions: Evaluating US tax implications of US inbound acquisitions and dispositions Compliance: Addressing US federal and state tax compliance requirements, as well as FATCA and transfer pricing 
  • Tax and audit support: Responding to IRS and state revenue services examinations 
  • Deals, M&A support: Providing pre- & post- deal services including due diligence, valuations 

Additional information and resources

  

Case Studies

Shortly after the new CFO joined this family-owned business in the media industry, he determined that the quality of advice that the company was receiving was not helping the company reach its goals. The CFO had previously formed a strong and positive relationship with PwC while at his former company therefore reached out to us again

What we did

Our cross line of service team held a discovery meeting with ownership and executives to develop a thorough understanding of the company. The primary focus of the initial work was international tax consulting via select professionals from our international tax desk. We assisted the company by helping them understand the business and tax nuances of each country they had targeted for growth. We also provided advice about efficient tax structures, a joint business relationship opportunities in non-US markets, as well as helped them to understand important aspects of a joint-business relationship

Results

As a result of this work, the company relies on PwC as its full service professional services provider where we are providing corporate audit and tax services as well as personal tax consulting to the owners. Furthermore, the company is better prepared as it explores new markets and stands poised to achieve its growth goals.

A multinational industrial products company that was a leader in providing protective solutions had been a longtime PwC tax client in their home country. Seeking to conduct an acquisition in the US, the multinational engaged PwC US for help in evaluating a acquisition target.

What we did

PwC provided financial and tax due diligence, and brought in tax professionals to identify tax exposures, and to evaluate how the deal should be structured so that our client could achieve maximum tax benefits.

Results

Our work led to us helping our client consummate the acquisition. We then expanded our tax team to include international tax experts to assist with structuring the transaction through debt to enable the multinational to maximize their US tax benefits. We provided further tax optimization by uncovering an unrelated tax-deductible asset that resulted in an immediate cash tax savings of $1.5 million for our client.