International Tax

It's Not Foreign to Us

Cross-border business brings great opportunity—but also complexity. Discover how Moss Adams can help you mitigate your tax exposure and increase your chances for success.

Whether you operate distribution channels in Europe; procure from Malaysia, Vietnam, and China; expand into emerging markets; or simply trade in the global economy, understanding international tax systems can enhance your returns and align with your future business plans.

Many of our clients trade internationally or have offshore subsidiaries or joint ventures. As a result, Moss Adams has a keen understanding of the tax services needed by businesses that operate multinationally. Of course, complex issues arise, but there are also tremendous opportunities—both to reduce tax exposure and to drive greater business success.

Our International Tax group can support all tax aspects of your international businesses, including foreign taxation, financing arrangements, sourcing, import-export considerations, and new markets. Our specialists have technical and hands-on experience evaluating business restructuring or business rationalization and determining the resulting tax implications. We also have a dedicated China Practice 中国业务 with bilingual professionals who can handle all your inbound and outbound needs.

Our international tax service offerings include:


Learn how international tax law—including noncompliance penalties and changing BEPS regulations—could affect your expanding business.

Why and how international companies should prepare for coming changes to the definition of company presence due to the base erosion and profit shifting package.

Withholding tax rates on US S corporations with shares in German companies will increase from 5 percent to 15 percent.

Proposed regulations may require additional reporting for disregarded entities (DREs) in the United States. Foreign-owned, single-member limited liability companies should start preparing now.

US-source interest income paid to nonresidents is subject to 30 percent withholding tax, with several exceptions. Portfolio debt interest is one, but traps for the unwary make it murky territory.

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