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Arden Ng
Title: Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs
Company: High Street Partners
(Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs at High Street Partners)
If you’re a business with overseas operations, chances are you’ve had experience dealing with the intricacies of Value Added Tax (VAT).  If your business has...
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Rick Bigelow
Title: C0O
Company: LSSM
(C0O at LSSM)
I know there have been several discussions surrounding the issue of transfer pricing, but I am curious if anyone has a transfer pricing or intercompany agreement template that...
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Arden Ng
Title: Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs
Company: High Street Partners
(Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs at High Street Partners)
As businesses expand, they must sort out the complexities of transactions between divisions, subsidiaries and companies that are under the same ownership but operate in different...
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Anonymous
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I work for a sole proprietor LLC based in the United States. We don't work with many international vendors, but we are currently working with a consulting firm based in Israel. It...
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Arden Ng
Title: Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs
Company: High Street Partners
(Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs at High Street Partners)
Since assuming office in December, Mexico’s new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, has wasted little time getting down to business — literally. One of Nieto’s...
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Arden Ng
Title: Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs
Company: High Street Partners
(Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs at High Street Partners)
On June 4, an Egyptian court convicted 43 non-governmental organization (NGO) workers of improperly using foreign funds. That same day, US Secretary of State John Kerry issued a...
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Simon Westbrook
Title: CFO
Company: Aargo Inc.
( CFO at Aargo Inc.)
We are bidding to supply software to a company in South America and have been told to provide a NAFTA certificate of origin to secure tax advantage ( or rather lessen the disadvantage...
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Jeff Taylor
Title: CFO
Company: Communications Co.
(CFO at Communications Co.)
Like most companies these days, we're global, with subs in Hong Kong, UK, France, Germany and soon to be other geos as well. I have highly capable accounting staff, insourced and...
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Annette Nellen
Title: Professor
Company: San Jose State University
(Professor at San Jose State University)
In January 2013, a task force commissioned by the French Finance Ministry, released a "thinking outside of the box" report on new suggestions for taxation in the digital era...
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Arden Ng
Title: Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs
Company: High Street Partners
(Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs at High Street Partners)
Since 2004, Italian corporations have been exempt under certain conditions from paying corporate income tax on 95 percent of their capital gains when selling shares of companies they...
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Joe Wallin
Title: Partner
Company: Davis Wright Tremaine
(Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine)
We all know that fast growing technology based businesses don’t just grow quickly within the US any more. Falling into overseas markets is increasingly common.  Plus,...
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Arden Ng
Title: Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs
Company: High Street Partners
(Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs at High Street Partners)
The federal government’s years-long crackdown on bribery of foreign officials by American businesses snagged another high-profile target this month with the $1.6 million in...
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Arden Ng
Title: Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs
Company: High Street Partners
(Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs at High Street Partners)
If your firm is eyeing global expansion, then chances are you’ve heard a lot about APAC, the Asia-Pacific region. Since the 1980s, the term has become commonplace in...
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Arden Ng
Title: Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs
Company: High Street Partners
(Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs at High Street Partners)
Last month, after stalling for six years in the Brazilian senate, the United States-Brazil Tax Information Exchange Agreement went into effect. If you’re doing business in...
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Arden Ng
Title: Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs
Company: High Street Partners
(Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs at High Street Partners)
Brazil as an expansion target isn’t as hot as it was a little over a year ago, but it’s still a market of interest for many companies.  As the country readies...
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Title: Event Questions
Company: Proformative
(Event Questions at Proformative)
  What are good sources for info for companies doing business in Europe on VAT & income tax rates & regulations?    This question was asked by an attendee during...
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Joe Wallin
Title: Partner
Company: Davis Wright Tremaine
(Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine)
One of the clearest trends in recent years is that overseas expansion is becoming a consideration for every business almost from the point of start-up onwards.  It used to be the...
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Arden Ng
Title: Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs
Company: High Street Partners
(Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs at High Street Partners)
During a recent High Street Partners panel presentation on best practices for creating overseas entities and getting key staff in-country, my colleague Bill Peiffer was asked for...
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Arden Ng
Title: Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs
Company: High Street Partners
(Sr. Director, Advisory Svcs at High Street Partners)
  Brazil continues to be in the limelight as future host to the World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016. The country has also become known as a social media mecca,...