Tax Services in Hong Kong


International Tax Planning in Hong Kong

New business ventures always involve a substantial amount of planning, especially for international businesses. Entrepreneurs focus on business matters, the competition and of course product or service development, by doing so they tend to underestimate and undervalue opportunities that arise from international tax planning.

With the right idea, starting a new business is relatively easy, especially in a place like Hong Kong. Simply incorporate or purchase a company and start to do business. However, the details are the interesting bit. Especially if you start a new business, it is vital to get bona fide advise on how to structure your company, how to administer your company and on how to organise its commercial arrangements. Every situation, every business and every business owner is different and a high level of expertise is required to ensure that the advice is up-to-date, effective and fully compliant. By using international tax planning services, entrepreneurs can make sure that their corporate structure is in line with their needs from a taxation point of view.

Mühler McKay, based in Hong Kong can help structure your international business in a highly tax efficient way using sound international tax planning principles. Our advisors understand complicated tax regulations and will advise you in an understandable way on your options.

Our international tax planning services generally include:

  • International tax planning services for your business operation

We can help you with structuring your entire business or operations in a tax efficient manner in Hong Kong or internationally. By this your overall tax liability is minimised.

  • International tax planning services for intellectual property structures and royalty routings

The security of your Intellectual Property is extremely important for your business success, however, with the careful and intelligent structuring of your intangible assets, your business can further maximise profits and outperform the competition.

  • International tax planning services for cross-border transactions

We provide international tax planning services to develop appropriate tax strategies to cross-border transactions, for instance for Hong Kong / China (PRC) settings.

  • International tax planning services for controlled foreign companies (CFC) rules

We can assist you with structuring your business and group of companies, to avoid negative implications from international controlled foreign companies (CFC) rules. Every company using sophisticated international planning structuring services should be aware of these controlled foreign companies (CFC) rules.

  • International tax planning services for transfer pricing

We assess the transfer pricing situation of your business in detail and will work out a strategy in regard to your transfer pricing needs and requirements for an overall tax efficient business which will give your business a better position among your competitors. Our international tax planning services always keep your transfer pricing situation in mind.

  • International tax planning services for tax efficient employee plans

We can assist your business with advise in regard of incentive compensation in the form of equity-based packages, which can help your business grow and keep the workforce happy. There are plenty of options for businesses, like stock options, employee profit sharing plans, etc, which are hard to oversee. It is important to carefully consider which plan suits your needs best and how to implement it, so that no negative implications arise.

  • Supporting services

Mühler McKay also provides supporting services for business operations such as assistance with incorporation services / company formation services, advising on tax efficient legal structures for (groups of) companies (corporations, for instance a Hong Kong Limited Company, partnerships, branches, representative offices), bookkeeping and accounting (according to Hong Kong principles) as well as audit arrangement, general corporate compliance like provision of company secretary services (in Hong Kong) as well as providing a registered address or virtual office in Hong Kong, obtaining obligatory registrations, permits and licenses, as well as employment advice, including Hong Kong work visa application and general international tax planning services.

Mühler McKay offers comprehensive international tax planning services which include arranging businesses and operations in a tax efficient manner in order to bring down your effective global tax rate, satisfy international tax compliance obligations and mitigate taxation risks. Our international tax planning services also cover Hong Kong or international Family and Legacy Planning and Philanthropic Structures for families, business owners, entrepreneurs and private individuals.

We appreciate the opportunity to assess the situation of your Hong Kong based or international business in regard to our international tax planning services and to assist you to obtain tax efficiencies in regard of your international business.

Please contact us or visit us in Hong Kong for your first consultation for our international tax planning services.

Mühler McKay based in Hong Kong is a business advisory firm with worldwide reach and renders, among others, international tax planning services to a diversified international client base from various industries and sizes.