International (U.S. – German) Tax Law

With competence in both American and German tax law, and the unique issues that arise for individuals and busineses living or operating in one or more jurisdiction, we are here to help you or your business navigate the international taxation system. Which taxes apply is a matter of national laws, and may be based on citizenship, residence, location of business activities or type of income, where a company is formed and has its headquarters, the location of real estate, etc. It gets complicated, and there are various legal systems and treaties that apply.

We can clarify what taxes apply to you and explain what options you have to limit your tax liability. We will then help you develop a tax strategy for complying with all applicable laws while also keeping your tax bills as low as possible. We work with top-notch accountants in Germany and the U.S. who are experienced with complex international filings, or we are happy to work with your accountant of choice to implement an international tax strategy that works for you.

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident wondering about your tax filing requirements or how to take advantage of double-taxation treaties (e.g. through the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion or the Foreign Tax Credit). For newcomers (or longtime residents) in Germany wondering about the German tax system, we are happy to walk you through the various requirements and forms. We also specialize in advising businesses on their tax requirements, whether in the U.S., Germany, or operating internationally.

Thinking about starting a company in the U.S. or Germany and wondering about what tax requirements and rates will apply? We can help! To set up a tax consultation meeting, send us an email or give us a call and we will be happy to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you navigate the confusing waters of international taxation!