Tax Structuring

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A new tax structuring landscape is rapidly forming as more and more countries adopt the OECD’s recommendations following the issue of the final BEPS reports. With changes proposed to ‘hybrid’ tax arrangements, tax treaties, and the deductibility of intercompany payments, the substance and motive of structures face increasing scrutiny. DFS’s tax professionals are experts in this area and can help your company review its existing structures, and plan new structures, to ensure they align with the changes and are BEPS proof. As a global service provider, DFS provides a full suite of tax structuring and cross-border tax services, which include the following:

DFS’s highly experienced tax structuring group not only considers all the angles from a local, regional, and global perspective, but also tailors the tax efficient planning with your key commercial considerations in mind. It is this attention to detail and listening to our clients that often separates DFS from its competitors, in addition to our five values below:

A Fresh Approach
DFS tax professionals have a fresh approach that defines us:

  • We have the passion to make a difference;
  • We strive to improve and strengthen the tax positions of our clients; and,
  • We have a passion for doing things properly.

Our tax people all share the same values and ambitions and combine decades of tax experience with a straightforward, no-nonsense approach.

A global service provider
No matter where your operations are, or where they are going to be, DFS as a global service provider offers a ‘one shop’ service for multinational companies and organisations. By using DFS it gives you the reassurance of dealing with just one trusted advisor for all your needs, which, in turn, provides more control, better communication, lower costs, and streamlined reporting.
We are up-to-date with best practice
DFS’s tax structuring professionals are up to date with the proposed changes of the OECD’s BEPS Plan and are able to provide options to reduce the risk of BEPS on your existing structures and ensure new structures are BEPS resistant. In this way the tax positions are likely to be preserved much longer and not subject to short-term challenges.
Right people, right locations
DFS invests in its people to ensure that passion, quality, integrity, and clarity are the cornerstones of what we do. Our highly experienced tax structuring team has the wealth and depth of local knowledge and experience at local and global tax structuring expertise. At DFS, it’s all about teamwork and we are proud to have the right people in the right places across the world.
We’ve got it covered
Whatever cross-border or local transactions are envisaged, DFS can advise on the most tax efficient approach. DFS provides full, comprehensive advice which could, for example, reduce your organisation’s effective tax rate. Other services include recovery of overpaid tax, meeting regulatory tax compliance obligations in all countries (providing assistance with the completion and submission of tax returns) and mitigating risk. With DFS’s breadth of services and extensive resources, our clients have it all covered.