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International Tax

A fresh approach to cross-border tax

A fresh approach to cross-border tax
Sonal Shah

By Sonal Shah

04 Jan 2021

In a globalised world, businesses and individuals must work and operate seamlessly across borders.

Our dedicated team of International Tax accountants and advisors work with our clients to build personal relationships and guide them through increasingly challenging tax risks enabling effective structuring, planning, strategy and reporting whilst achieving sustainable growth. Representing large multinationals, SMEs and individuals moving to or from the UK, our team has extensive knowledge of UK and overseas tax markets to help you and/or your business.

Our cross-border services are truly global: The London-based, multilingual team is fluent in Gujarati, Hindi, Hebrew, Russian, Afrikaans and Swahili; and Gerald Edelman is a founding member of the international alliance, XLNC, which gives our clients access to localised knowledge across the globe.

Our specialist areas

Personal international tax

In today’s highly mobile world, individuals are always on the move – coming to the UK or leaving the UK – and the timing of this can have a significant impact on your tax liabilities. We will work with you, whether you are a non-resident, non-domicile or UK resident individual, to protect your assets, minimise your tax exposure and ensure a smooth transition by providing advice on:

  • Residence and domicile, to include split year treatment
  • Segregation of funds, remittances and mixed fund rules
  • Choosing between remittance basis or arising basis for tax
  • Income tax (IT)
  • Capital gains tax (CGT)
  • Inheritance tax (IHT)
  • Taxation of distributions received from offshore trusts and related matters

Corporate international tax

Whether you are looking to expand your business to access international markets or you are considering an exit strategy, completing cross-border transactions, such as financing or purchasing products/services, or simply considering alternatives, our team will support you by providing:

  • Tax efficient ownership structures
  • Group structuring to include holding company considerations, branch and subsidiary structure, permanent establishments
  • Repatriation of profits
  • Double taxation agreements and withholding taxes
  • Transfer Pricing considerations
  • Controlled Foreign Companies planning
  • OECD initiatives in line with Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) – managing the
  • impact on your business
  • Cross border VAT

Property tax

The property sector regularly faces legal, economic and environmental changes, which is reflected in the increasing complexity of property taxes. Keeping abreast with the new rules, our team has expert knowledge in this sector and can help you to navigate:

  • Onshore and offshore property ownership structuring, including de-enveloping
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)
  • Capital Gains Tax (CGT)
  • Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)
  • Inheritance Tax (IHT)
  • Income and Corporation Tax for non-residents, companies and trusts receiving rent from UK residential and commercial property

XLNC – Our international alliance

For multi-jurisdictional cases, where a number of countries are concerned, specific guidance must be obtained from each country. Gerald Edelman is a founding member of XLNC – a global alliance of 83 professional services firms, including independent accounting, law and management consulting practices. Through our alliance we have a truly global coverage and can collaborate and connect you with professionals across all countries.

The international tax team

Sonal Shah

With over 15 years of experience, Sonal joined Gerald Edelman in 2017 to build the International Tax department. Sonal works with a mixed portfolio of corporate and private clients, with a particular interest and expertise in property structuring.

Raised in Kenya and having travelled extensively for work and leisure, Sonal aptly brings her passion and learnings from various cultural experiences to the International Tax team.

“Loving what I do certainly makes my work easier, and more enjoyable. Knowing that tax can seem daunting, I relish the challenge of translating technical terms into digestible language and love creating light-hearted environments to help put clients at ease. Delivering practical solutions to complex tax issues is also incredibly rewarding for me. I believe that the key to successfully fulfilling my client’s needs is building strong relationships.”

Ana-Maria Tomciac

Originally from Moldova, Ana-Maria commenced her professional career path with Gerald Edelman in 2015 as an ACA trainee. Since qualifying, Ana-Maria joined the International Tax department, working closely with Graham and Sonal to deliver tax compliance as well as tax advisory services to our international clients.

“Assessing tax implications across borders can be a formidable task, so my focus is to build trust and rapport with my clients by providing a personal service to give them the assurance that they need. I am committed to increasing my technical knowledge by pursuing the Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) qualification so I can equip myself to provide first class and meaningful advice.”

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