Dominating the current news cycle is the war in Ukraine and the sanctions various countries have adopted against Russia. Specifically, to date there have been five sanction packages passed and a sixth which has been proposed.

Income tax treaties are difficult documents to understand, and the details are not the same from one treaty to the another. Careful analysis must be completed.

The IC-DISC division of McGuire Sponsel’s Global Business Services Practice makes entering the world of export tax incentives simple with our complete turnkey approach to organizing an “IC-DISC”, the Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation.

The proposed global minimum tax agreement hit a snag in Europe this month when EU finance ministers failed to reach required unanimity on the so-called Pillar 2 minimum tax proposals in a draft directive put forth by the European Commission at the end of December.

The globalized economy and recent trend of telecommuting bring the typical U.S. based business access to a significant pool of labor and new potential markets.  These changing dynamics provide an opportunity for businesses to begin or accelerate their global business expansion plans. However, with this business opportunity comes risks—from complex regional laws, regulations, and taxes, to managing wages and benefits across borders.

On June 3 and 4, 2021, the IRS released final versions of new Schedules K-2 and K-3 that are being added to passthrough entity returns (Partnerships and S Corporations) filed for the 2021 tax year. As with any new guidance, the detailed 2021 Schedule K-2 and K-3 instructions will create transitional challenges.

Our team is proud to partner with clients in providing specialty expertise across global business services. At McGuire Sponsel, our approach breaks down the complexities of many international business challenges and opportunities our clients face every day.

International business is fraught with opportunity but not without risk of the unknown. In his weekly blog series, Sean King and Jason Rauhe explore hot topics in global business, international tax and compliance to help our partners confidently approach international business operations.

The White House released a fiscal year 2023 budget blueprint on March 28, 2022, that is consistent with President Joe Biden’s longstanding calls for significant tax increases targeting large corporations. Along with the budget blueprint, the White House also released what is known as the “Green Book,” which provides more granular details from the Treasury Department on the administration’s tax and revenue proposals. The proposals set forth target international tax reform and, if passed into law, would have an immediate impact on multinational corporations.

Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine set off a global reaction of sanctions, boycotts, and financial limitations. These reactions are intended to impact Russia on a local and global scale. In addition, there are significant ramifications in the global tax arena with companies leaving Russia, additional reporting being discussed, global minimum tax system and other related items. Uncertainty in the global political landscape often leads to tax changes which impact the entire world. These changes can cause companies to rethink their global effective tax rate.

Jason Rauhe, CPA is a Principal in the firm’s Global Business Services practice and is responsible for assisting clients and adding depth in all areas of the firm’s international tax consulting services including transfer pricing, and the firm’s compliance expertise.

Rauhe previously served as Director of International Tax at a Top 100 CPA Firm, where he was responsible for the firm’s international tax division and major industry alliance networks.

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