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Marcum LLP's International Tax Services Group assists companies that are expanding their operations internationally.

Whether that means a move or expansion into or out of the United States, for operations or personnel, expert advice is crucial. Our International Tax Services Group has the extensive expertise and the technical knowledge to assist in structuring transactions worldwide. The Firm works closely with our international affiliates to assist clients by minimizing their overall tax burden while coordinating tax planning and compliance services.

Our professional staff is augmented by our relationship with Leading Edge Alliance, an affiliation of leading regional public accounting firms in major cities throughout the world. In addition, Marcum offers extensive global resources as the exclusive U.S. member firm of ECOVIS International, an accounting and advisory network with members in 60 countries on six continents.

Contact one of Marcum's regional representatives.


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International Tax Planning Consulting Services

Our team provides professional tax planning and consulting services in connection with the following:

Businesses and Entities

  • Optimization of structures for foreign investment and business operations in the U.S.
  • Optimization of structures for U.S. investment and business operations outside of the U.S.
  • Structuring for cross-border acquisitions, sales and other exchanges.
  • Structuring for acquisition, operation and disposition of U.S. real estate.
  • Controlled foreign corporation issues.
  • Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporations (IC-DISCs).
  • Passive Foreign Investment Company issues (PFICs).

Individuals and Trusts

  • U.S. executives working and residing overseas.
  • Foreign executives working and residing in the U.S.
  • Tax issues for non-citizens immigrating to the U.S.
  • Tax issues for individuals considering expatriation from the U.S.
  • Gift, trust and estate considerations for non-citizens with U.S. based assets.
  • U.S. beneficiaries of foreign trusts.

Other Matters

  • Income tax treaties and totalization agreements.
  • Foreign tax credits.
  • Subpart F and other anti-avoidance rules.
  • Tax aspects of foreign currency exchange.
  • Matters related to payments of U.S. source income to foreign persons.
Transfer Pricing

Our team works with multinational companies to define, manage and plan for transfer pricing. Our services include the preparation of domestic and worldwide documentation designed to comply with local requirements, assistance with the alignment of tax planning objectives and business objectives, and assistance with the assessment and management of tax risk.

Outsourced International Tax Director Services for Companies and Global Families

Our team provides outsourced services to companies that can benefit from having a part-time international tax director.

The need may be short term, such as in the event of an acquisition or disposition that temporarily increases workload beyond what can be comfortably handled by internal resources, or due to the need for a temporary replacement of a resource that is on vacation or other type of leave. Alternatively, the need may be long term due to a regular and continuous need for a sophisticated resource to assist with periodic international tax issues, but where the need requires less than full-time attention.

Our professionals provide hands-on services to help companies focus on international tax planning opportunities and compliance matters. Additionally, we can assist global families with the management of U.S. based investments, U.S. trust matters and overall financial planning objectives to meet their respective needs.

International Taxation Brochure

Withholding Tax Services

Our team provides advice to companies and individuals regarding issues related to withholding and reporting compliance, including:

  • U.S. withholding and reporting for payments made to foreign persons.
  • Use of Qualified intermediaries.
  • Foreign withholding tax matters.
  • Application of income tax treaties to amounts subject to withholding at source.
  • Application of U.S. withholding rules to offshore withholding agents.
  • Backup withholding matters.
Withholding Tax Services
Expatriate and Impatriate Tax Services
Expatriate and Impatriate Tax Services

Our team provides tax planning and compliance services to U.S. executives on assignment overseas and their U.S. employers, as well as to foreign executives on assignment in the U.S., including:

  • Consultation to foreign nationals and U.S. citizens living abroad with the objective of providing solutions to minimize taxes worldwide, including through the application of income tax treaties and social security totalization agreements.
  • Preparation of U.S. income tax returns and other required filings for individuals with cross-border tax issues.
  • Consultation to companies with executives on overseas assignment (inbound/outbound), including assistance to human resource and payroll personnel.
  • Assistance with the calculation of gross-ups of foreign assignment allowances, tax equalization computations, and appropriate actual and theoretical withholdings.
U.S. Tax Compliance

Our team provides a wide variety of tax compliance and preparation services related to foreign and international tax reporting, including:

  • General compliance services for U.S. corporations and individuals with foreign based businesses and investments.
  • Preparation of and assistance with data gathering for U.S. international tax forms (1118, 5471, 8865, 8858, 5472, 1120-F).
  • Quantitative services related to U.S. international tax calculations (foreign tax credit, Subpart F, section 956, earnings and profits).
  • Accounting and tax preparation services for foreign nationals and foreign owned businesses.
  • Withholding tax returns for U.S. payers to foreign persons.
  • Assistance with U.S. individual tax identification numbers.
  • Income tax services for U.S. individuals with beneficial interests in foreign trusts.
  • Estate tax returns for nonresident aliens.
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Edward Reitmeyer, a partner at the Philadelphia accounting firm Marcum LLP, typically prepares between 800 and 1,200 tax returns for small business clients each year.

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Mark  Chaves

International Tax Co-Leader
Tax & Business
Miami, FL
Douglas  Nakajima

International Tax Co-Leader
Tax & Business
Philadelphia, PA

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