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US Outbound

M Squared will be your strategic partner as you expand your global footprint.  We will provide practical tax advice that aligns your present and future goals.  We will be with you every step of the way through the implementation and execution phases of your strategic plan.

We can tackle issues such as:

  1. Should you incorporate in a local country?
  2. What type of entity should you be?
  3. How would you be taxed in that local country?
  4. How do you repatriate offshore profits?

If you find yourself needing local country expertise, we have a network of global country tax and accounting specialists that are ready to assist.


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US Inbound

Thinking about expanding your business into the United States? Let M Squared take care of all of your US tax needs. We will educate you on the US tax system and find a suitable US tax structure for your business goals. We will handle all of your US tax compliance so you can focus your time on growing your business.

Common issues we can address are:

  1. What type of legal entity should you set up in the US?
  2. How should you finance your US operations (debt vs equity)?
  3. How do you repatriate profits back to your home country?


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US International Tax Compliance

US international tax compliance rules can be intimidating and burdensome. M Squared will handle your US tax filings for you. We will analyze your US international filing requirements and make sure you are fully in compliance. Examples of US international tax compliance includes the following:

  1. Form 5471, Information Return of US Persons With Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations
  2. FinCEN Form 114 – Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts
  3. Form 8938 – Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets
  4. Form 8858 – Information Return of US Persons with Respect to Foreign Disregarded Entities
  5. Form 8865 – Return of US Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Partnerships

Penalties for failure to file these forms can reach upwards of $10,000 per form. Contact us today to make sure all of your US international tax compliance are covered.


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Transfer Pricing

Transfer pricing is the number one tax issue facing multinational CFO’s, Controllers, and Tax Directors today. Multinationals of all size and stage-of-growth need practical advice to manage their increasingly global and complex intercompany supply chains.

We take both a practical and strategic approach to optimize tax, cash, and operational objectives of growing multinational companies. We will do this while monitoring arms-length compliance requirements in each global tax jurisdiction to minimize any unnecessary audit activity.


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Withholding Tax

US tax laws impose the obligation to withhold taxes on the US person(s) making the payment. For example, did you pay interest to a foreign lender? Did your company pay foreign contractors or employees? Are you a domestic partnership with foreign partners? If so, you may need to pay withholding taxes.

M Squared can assist you with your withholding tax obligations. We will analyze the types of payments you are making and see if any tax treaties are available to lower the withholding tax rates. At your request, we will also assist with the necessary tax compliance associated with withholding tax.

We also have FATCA experts that can help you navigate the FATCA requirements.


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Speaking and Training Engagements

Moses Man is a frequent guest speaker on various international tax topics.  Prior speaking engagements include the following:

  1. Speaker at Washington State Society of CPA international tax conference
  2. French American Chamber of Commerce (Puget Sound Chapter)
  3. Accounting & Finance Women’s Alliance
  4. Real estate agencies in the Puget Sound region to discuss FIRPTA rules
  5. Adjunct professor at Seattle University and University of Washington

Let us know how we can bring value to your organization via speaking or training sessions on international tax topics.