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If you contact the international corporate tax professionals listed below, please let them know how you found them.

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The directory below focuses on contacts with tax planning and compliance experience related to direct investment decisions, including projects in other countries (such as "country tax desks" in major firms, multistate tax practices, in-country specialists, etc.)

We will disclose active working relationships as shown in the table for Location Consultants through the linked Service Profiles.  Note that location consultants can often advise about investment incentives and credits, and support the negotiation process with government agencies, and may know how to compare tax burdens between areas in general, but detailed tax planning and analysis should be handled by specialists.

We may also identify many other contacts of potential interest on a selective basis for convenient reference, as in the following examples, which focus primarily on firms with a significant international practice for trade and investment issues. 

See also : regional and state directories for selective lists of tax advisors in US areas, and similar directories for investment in Europe or other global regions

The presence or absence of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.  The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach them or their websites quickly.

Please note that it generally is not viable to include more direct "deep links" to the relevant services of the large accounting and tax firms on their websites, because those addresses change too frequently.  Instead, refer to our Professional Search feature for site searches.

It may therefore be more helpful to identify specific services for each firm by the name currently used within the firm for that specialty so that the relevant content can be found more easily through keyword searches within their websites.

We may also suggest specific partners to contact by country or specialty, and can highlight the professional experience of any participants in our Biography section.

Directory :  suggestions or corrections are welcome, such as to highlight expertise in particular countries or specialties (customs, VAT, transfer pricing, international assignment services for executives, etc.). Note that offices in specific regions or countries may be highlighted in regional directories, and specialized services may also be listed in other service directories. 
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PricewaterhouseCoopers  (US firm)  or  (global)


Global tax news


Global, full range of tax services

International Assignment Solutions

International Assignment Taxation Folio

Deloitte & Touche


Global, full range of tax services

Global Employment & Individual Solutions

Deloitte Global Country Guides

Ernst & Young



Global, full range of tax services

Global, full range of tax services

Strategic Relocation & Expansion Services

International Executive Services

Grant Thornton      middle market tax & advisory services
Lehman Brown     China tax advisory services
BDO International - US member firm is BDO Seidman

    middle market tax & advisory services
RSM McGladrey     middle market tax & advisory services
Horwath International     middle market tax & advisory services
Specialists       See also incentives consultants for capital investment projects

alliantgroup, LP     Specializes in US federal and state R&D tax credits.  Many executives may not yet realize the very large cost savings which can be achieved now through research and development tax credits.  The eligibility criteria have changed so that more types of costs qualify, and the tax savings can be both retroactive and carry forward.  More >
ADP Mintax acquired by ADP in 2006 Joseph Neidermeyer



Economic Incentive Specialists - for investment credits and incentives negotiations and ongoing compliance work
Burr Wolff LP     tax compliance outsourcing, state and local tax reduction, recovery
MPP&W - based in St. Louis   (314)862-2070 CPA's and business advisors, with specialists in federal and state R&D tax credits
Relocation Tax Services LLC     international executive assignments, tax compliance
Research sources       See also other sources for incentives information
President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform
    2005 panel expected to make recommendations for changes to the federal tax laws - talking about too many deductions, too complex, changes to federal tax credits and incentives - both corporate and personal, etc. - watch for recommendations in 2005 leading to debate, legislation proposals
International Tax Review - Legal Media Group - Euromoney      
Tax Foundation

State Business Tax Climate Index

State & Local Tax Burden Comparisons

    considerable research and statistics on personal and business tax burdens at the US federal and state levels; independent, "conservative" perspective
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities     research reports focus on federal and state tax burdens for low and middle income individuals; generally from a "liberal" perspective, including critique of the Tax Foundation's methodologies for personal tax burdens
Canadian Tax Foundation     independent research on Canadian tax policy
Commerce Clearing House     publisher of tax information
Thomson RIA (Research Institute of America)      
International Tax Policy Forum      
Committee on State Taxation

Portal for tax information including various sites, such as

US Corporate Tax

US Expatriate Tax

US International Tax

US State Tax      Informative portal about taxes on US companies and individuals, as well as US expatriates working in other countries, and foreign expatriates working in the USA; this is also linked to related sites about corporate and state income taxes and business activity taxes.

The same group also publishes a summary of why Delaware and Nevada are often regarded as favorable locations for incorporation for tax and legal purposes.  There is also a summary of US state income tax rates for corporations, which are complex - such as apportionment.

Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)     professional association
Tax Executives Institute, Inc.     professional association
Financial Executives International     professional association
TaxUp - global listings of tax consultants     website linkages

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