Tax Consulting Services
Consulting services include advice related to executive and employee compensation; withholding and various taxes and double tax treaty implications of client’s business operations.
Additionally, our team of tax specialists may advise on special areas such as:
- Corporate finance and funding arrangements
- Tax implications of Acquisitions and Mergers
- Debt restructuring and debt workouts
- Transfer pricing arrangements
- Commodity and financial derivative issues
- Thin capitalization rules
- State and Central Government proposals for the introduction of incentives to attract foreign direct investment as well as Regional /Government proposals for reorganization of taxing authorities.
- Tax Planning for tax efficient operations
- Property Tax
Corporate Tax Returns - Review and/or preparation of tax returns based on the financial data provided and advice regarding areas of exposure to reassessment by the tax authorities and recommendations for addressing same.
VAT Returns – Preparation of monthly/bi-monthly VAT Returns and follow up on associated refund claims if required. Maintenance of a VAT refund monitoring programme for our clients geared towards expediting the receipt of refunds by identifying and clearing up any queries by the IRD on a timely basis.
Quarterly Installments – We notify our clients of quarterly tax installments due and payable; where applicable we make applications to the tax authorities for adjustment of these installments.
Personal Income Tax Returns Preparation of personal income tax returns for expatriate and / or resident personnel.
Tax Audit and Dispute Resolution
We provide assistance, advice and support throughout the Audit, Objections and Appeal Stages. We are prepared to approach the BIR’s attorneys to engage in dispute resolution in tax appeal cases.
Corporate Audit / Health Check
We provide a detailed and meticulous review of records as filed with the Companies Registrar and the BIR as compared with the Company’s in-house corporate record and advise on areas of exposure and how to rectify them.
This includes review of documents to support -
- Companies Registry
- Value Added Tax
- Pay As You Earn
- Corporation Tax Returns
to ensure compliance with the BIR’s obligations.
Health Checks can also be conducted in respect of Withholding Tax or Transfer pricing compliance.
Legal Services /Corporate Secretarial Services
Incorporation of both external and local companies. Provide advice to clients on general corporate concerns.
De-Registration of both external and local companies from the Companies Registrar.
Tax Registration – We facilitate the tax and social security (National Insurance) registrations
Maintenance of Company portfolio – We prepare and file Annual Returns on behalf of the Company and liaise with the Registrar of Companies to address queries relating to corporate documents filed by the company.
Amalgamations – Preparation and filing of the necessary documents with the government authorities to effect a required amalgamation.
Work Permits/Renewals –Work permit applications and renewals for expatriate personnel, including facilitating the advertising, interviewing and evaluation process required by the Ministry of National Security.
Share Transfers – We can facilitate share transfers between corporate entities including the valuation of shares; drafting of share instruments for review and execution by the company and having same assessed and stamped for duty by the Board of Inland Revenue.
Liquidation and Dissolution
See our Corporate Services Brochure for further details