International Tax Services

In a world of constantly changing tax legislation and ever increasing demands from tax authorities it is critically important to monitor changes in local tax legislation and double tax treaties. Managing this effectively can be difficult and time-consuming for the head of finance. 

You may want to consider the tax implications of entering a new market, reorganise your activities or meet the global tax compliance rules effectively. Optimising your overall tax burden will, therefore, be a key part of your business strategy.

Your contact person
Roland W. Graf

Tennis player and skier.

Qualification as attorney-at-law and tax consultant. He began his career in 1991 at KPMG in Munich and worked as a senior manager in the tax department prior to joining Peters, Schönberger & Partner in 2000.

Dr. Alexander Reichl

Angler and hiker.

Qualification as tax consultant. He began his career in 2005 at Peters, Schönberger & Partner and moved to Flick Gocke Schaumburg in 2010. He returned to Peters, Schönberger & Partner in 2013.

Dr. Axel von Bredow

Alpine touring enthusiast and mountain biker.

Qualification as tax consultant; doctorate (Dr. oec. publ.) at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. He began his career in 2007 and joined Peters, Schönberger & Partner in 2011.

EU-Compendium E-Invoicing and Retention
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Taxation of IP registered in Germany

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VAT-refund requests and BREXIT: early deadline of 31 March 2021

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Foreign bookkeeping for German tax purposes

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Doing Business in Germany

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Claiming the new German R&D tax credit

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Tax Corona aid measures in Germany

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Establishing a German business entity: Environmental aspects and regulations

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PSP München: International Tax Services - Factsheet

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PSP and DFK-Members participate in the 2018 update of the "Global MNC Tax Complexity Survey"

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DFK International - Doing Business in Germany

Our consulting services:

  • International tax planning (outbound & inbound)
  • International structuring: Advice on acquisitions and disposal including de-mergers and consolidations
  • Implementing your business idea in Germany and optimising the corporate law structure of your group of companies internationally
  • Establishing a German subsidiary and/or branch: Comparing the benefits of each option and assisting in the formation and process.
  • Foreign tax credits: Optimising utilization of tax relief
  • Transfer pricing: Providing advice on transfer pricing policies and assisting with documentation requirements
  • Introducing and supporting reactive and preventive instruments for the elimination of transfer pricing conflicts (mutual agreement procedure, APA procedure)
  • Accompanying tax audits involving questions of international tax law
  • Setting up permanent establishments and advising on their taxation
  • Withholding tax optimisation within the Group, especially with regard to dividends, financing and licenses
  • Cross-border M&A and cross-border restructuring (e.g. relocation of functions)
  • Structuring with regard to CFC rules (e.g. German additional taxation)
  • Expatriate or other employee migration advice: Optimising the employee package for both employee and employer
  • Ownership of property: Structuring ownership of German property and financing arrangements
  • Tax compliance: Ensuring clients meet national and international rules to avoid fiscal offences and tax disputes
  • Cross-border financing (thin cap rules, hybrid financing instruments, cross-border leasing, etc.)
  • Strategies for cross-border loss utilisation
  • Cross-border: corporate conversions and tax implications
  • European fundamental freedoms and company taxation
  • Exit taxation

Why PSP? A strong and global team!

PSP has had decades of experience in cooperating with advisers of different kinds from all over the world. If your firm has already engaged a trusted adviser in the requested area of expertise, PSP will be happy to work with any advisers that your firm has already engaged. 

If you are not already represented, PSP can present a dedicated team with a lead contact person who is responsible for managing the international tax services provided to your business regardless of their location. Since 1990, PSP has been a leading member of DFK International – an important international association of independent auditing and tax consulting firms with more than 400 offices in 93 countries. Besides DFK International, PSP maintains many relationships to other experienced consultants all over the world advising in tax and legal matters. 

The contact person will co-ordinate the tax strategy in a seamless manner calling on the expertise of tax and legal professionals in each country as required. This approach will deliver an efficient and high quality service to you at a competitive price. In most instances, we can provide a global quotation covering the provision of international tax services in the locations where your business is based. 

Although our international colleagues are organised as independent legal entities in their own country, they share a common approach: 

  • Enthusiasm for fully understanding client objectives and delivering effective advice
  • Dedication to providing personal and timely services through experienced advisers
  • Commitment to achieving consistent, professional and ethical standards