Cross-Border Tax Transactions

As business becomes more global, there are many more rules, regulations, and treaties that must be considered before engaging in transactions that cross borders.  At Brunoro Law, the firm has the professional experience, linguistic aptitude, and jurisdictional familiarity to assist clients with the international tax implications of doing business with foreign countries.  The firm works with clients to determine their unique goals and legal needs and then help structure the transactions with a focus on cross-border tax implications and applicable legal requirements.

In working with American companies and clients who wish to do business in a foreign jurisdiction, it is crucial to focus on the following issues:

  • The tax regulations in the foreign country and any relevant international tax treaties;
  • The structure of the business entity;
  • Any other foreign investments and how the foreign tax credits are managed;
  • Any debt financing;
  • Planning for foreign partnership;
  • Goals for repatriation; and
  • Other issues that arise with cross-border transactions.

Foreign companies that want to engage in business in the United States also have many complex hurdles that must be cleared.  There are many rules and regulations relating to taxes that may hinder foreign businesses that seek to do business here.  By analyzing the cross-border strategies that work best for foreign companies, it is possible to minimize the negative tax consequences.  Some of the key considerations include:

  • Reviewing the tax regulations of the company’s foreign jurisdiction;
  • Understanding the foreign company’s other international investments;
  • Analyzing the business structure of the foreign entity;
  • Determining the cash flow requirements and debt financing of the foreign entity; and
  • Discussing the potential risks and benefits of investing in the United States.

At Brunoro Law, the firm offers a one-hour free consultation in order to learn about the potential cross-border transactions and offer some preliminary thoughts.  This consultation can be done in the San Diego office or via telephone or video conference.


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