Often, tax considerations influence our clients' decision to invest in or acquire assets in another country, including the United States. Whether tax or non-tax considerations are the focal point of our clients' decision-making process, proper tax planning and counseling are typically critical to their long-term success.
Bilzin Sumberg’s tax lawyers work closely with entities and high-net worth individuals in creating the most tax-efficient structures for both outbound investments into non-U.S. countries and inbound investments into the United States. Our outbound planning involves the minimization of local country taxation, the deferral of income earned outside of the United States, foreign tax credit planning, and the efficient repatriation of profits to the United States. Our inbound structuring involves the reduction or elimination of U.S. income taxes on U.S.-source passive income (including gain from the sale of U.S. real estate) and on income connected with a U.S. trade or business, and minimizing the risk of a non-U.S. taxpayer from being engaged in a U.S. trade or business.
Seated in one of the most international cities in the world, we are uniquely positioned to report on new and existing tax legislation and treaties that can impact the viability of foreign investment. We launched Taxes Without Borders as a resource for international companies, individual investors and their advisors, providing insight into maintaining the most efficient tax structures for their business.
The blog's Editor, Tax Partner Jeffrey L. Rubinger, dedicates his practice to counseling domestic and international entities and individuals in advanced international taxation issues.