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Top 5 Tips for Global Expansion

Without wishing to state the obvious, you will need to consider the implications of exporting on every aspect of your operation and consider obtaining assistance early.

Europe's Tech Hubs

The continent has plenty to offer in terms of providing easy access to talent, product innovators, customers, suppliers, partners - as well as close links to other countries within Europe.

Asia Pacific


Doing Business in Singapore

Singapore is a financial, shipping and trade hub for the Asia Pacific region, and the government has a pro-business economic and trade policy.


Australia: Temporary Visas

On 18 April 2017, the Australian Government announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) will be abolished and be replaced by the new Temporary Skills Shortage Visa (TSS Visa) in March 2018.

New Reporting Requirement for Multinationals operating in Australia

From the financial year commencing after 1 January 2016, Australia has adopted the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) transfer pricing documentation and reporting standards.


Japan: Permanent Establishment (PE) Rules

Japan is the world’s third largest economy in the world - bigger than the UK and Germany combined. In 2014 it made up 6% of world Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Europe, Middle East & Africa


UK Autumn Budget 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that he will deliver the Autumn Budget on Wednesday 22 November.


Forms of Legal Entities in Italy

In general, foreign investors who intend to conduct commercial activities in Italy can choose from a different range of legal entities depending on the company's organisational model, its commercial objectives, the level of capital to be committed, extent of liability and tax and accounting implications.


Setting up a Business in Germany

Germany offers a huge variety of investment possibilities for overseas companies. Geographically, the country shares borders with every major economy in Central Europe.

Expanding into Germany

For a range of reasons, it might be worthwhile setting up a business in Germany.

Q&A: What can delay your German Company setup?

Keeley is a Chartered Accountant with over six years’ experience in multi-territory accounting, reporting and coordination for a large portfolio of multinational clients’ subsidiaries throughout EMEA.


Ireland: Budget 2017 Highlights

The 2017 Budget in Ireland was announced on 11th October 2016 and introduces a number of changes which are relevant to international businesses operating in Ireland.

Norway and Poland

Standard Audit File for Tax (SAF-T) in the EU and Beyond

The Polish and Norwegian tax authorities are on course to fully implement SAF-T reporting obligations from 1 January 2018.


Turkey: Health & Safety Regulations

With effect from 1 July 2016, workplaces with fewer than 50 employees must appoint a certified Health & Safety expert and an occupational physician.


The Dutch Innovation Box

As of 1 January 2017, the rules for the Dutch Innovation Box were amended in view of the Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative. The EU Code of Conduct group and the OECD approved the changes and the Dutch Innovation Box is not considered harmful tax competition.

Employee Share Options in the Netherlands

The rules surrounding share (stock) options in the Netherlands have not changed since 1 January 2005.

Global Mobility & The Netherlands

There is significant legislation giving rights and protection to employees in The Netherlands. Aside from legislation, many employers have to follow collective labour agreements (CAOs).

United Arab Emirates

Introduction of VAT in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs has announced that the UAE will implement VAT at the rate of 5% on 1 January 2018.

North America


Canadian Tax - Top Tips for Expatriation

There are a lot of reasons for Canadian citizens to decide to leave Canada, such as a great job or contract opportunity, a different place to raise a family or to retire, seeking a better climate...

South / Latin America

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