International tax

The term 'multinational' isn't just for large corporations anymore. Many different sized companies are going global in a big way and the tax implications are serious.

The ability of a company to profit from a world wide market is often limited by the ever increasing complexity of domestic and international tax rules. This reason alone means it's important you rely on a firm that can help you understand how your business and cross border transactions will be affected by these tax laws.

We offer international tax solutions to Australian businesses currently operating overseas or considering expanding their operations beyond Australia's borders, and to foreign companies wishing to enter the local market.

One firm, a full-suite of international tax services

Through our suite of international tax services, we assist businesses with:One firm, a full-suite of international tax services

  • inbound and outbound investment structuring
  • cross-border structuring to maximise tax efficiencies
  • cross-border cash planning: profit repatriation, funding, currency issues
  • impact of tax treaties on business operations and equity owners
  • financing, capital structures and thin capitalisation planning
  • withholding tax compliance and foreign tax credits
  • transfer pricing reports, planning and consulting

Transfer pricing

At RSM, we have an integrated national and international network of transfer pricing specialists who can assist taxpayers in meeting their specific and unique transfer pricing requirements. Our expertise covers both industry specific and transaction based transfer pricing issues. View our transfer pricing solutions.

OECD and base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS)

RSM have been participating in the OECD discussion on BEPS through presentations to the OECD and submissions to the ongoing debate.

View the latest updates and discussion points on the oecd beps action plan here >>

Proposed tax laws for the write-off of intangible assets

Proposed tax laws for the write-off of intangible assets

As part of the 2021-22 Federal Budget, the government announced a policy to allow taxpayers to self-assess the effective life of certain intangible assets effective from 1 July 2023.
Australian ‘backpacker tax’ discriminatory

Australian ‘backpacker tax’ discriminatory – but it’s not all good news for working holiday makers

On Wednesday 3 November 2021, the High Court upheld the appeal by British citizen Catherine Addy in the matter of Addy v Commissioner of Taxation [2021] HCA 34.   
RSM extends corporate tax practice with appointment of experienced new Partner: Carl Di Lorenzo

RSM extends corporate tax practice with appointment of experienced new Partner

RSM has announced the appointment of Carl Di Lorenzo as a new Partner in the firm’s tax services division based in Perth.
Mandatory Director ID Numbers

Mandatory Director ID Numbers

What is a Director ID? A Director identification number (Director ID) is a unique identifier you need to apply for once and will keep forever. It will help prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities.

Global tax policy developments continue to be clearer

On 8 October 2021, the OECD followed up on its 1 July 2021, announcement to reform international taxation and to address the tax challenges arising from the digitalization of the economy. In particular, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (IF) has agreed on a two-pillar solution.
Foreign income and capital gains being incorrectly classified as ‘gifts’ or ‘loans’

Foreign income and capital gains being incorrectly classified as ‘gifts’ or ‘loans’

Are you an Australian resident for income tax purposes? The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is concerned as foreign income and capital gains continue to be incorrectly classified as gifts or loans in a bid to avert or evade tax.
Set up your start-up

Set up your start-up for success

Looking to set up a start-up? People create start-ups because of the passion they have for their project, the excitement of innovating, the allure of working on their own terms, and the prospect of high reward.
 Corporate Tax

OECD's Annual Corporate Tax Statistics Publication

The OECD has released the 2nd edition of its annual Corporate Tax Statistics publication.
Indirect Tax

RSM Australia appoints Sam Mohammad as national head of indirect tax practice

RSM Australia (RSM), one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in Australia, has announced the appointment of Sam Mohammad as national head of its indirect tax practice.
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The Harding Case | Australia individual tax residency rules

Australia’s individual tax residency rules have been a subject of debate for many years, with numerous calls for change.

What to consider when tax planning for EOFY

With the end of the financial year looming, it’s time to think about your tax planning options before 30 June hits. We’ve curated a list of top things to focus on when organising your tax affairs for year-end, applicable to businesses, primary producers, trusts and individuals.

Australia's hybrid mismatch regime

In response to recommendations by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (‘OECD’) in Action 2 of it's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (‘BEPS’) initiative in 2015, Australia has now enacted a new hybrid mismatch regime that generally applies to income years commencing on or after 1 January 2019.

Satyam Computer Services v ATO: international tax war intensifies

Satyam Computer Services has returned to the Australian Courts to again contest Australia’s taxing rights over fees paid by Australian customers for IT/technical services performed by Satyam employees based in India.

Australia takes the next step to taxing the digital economy

The Australian Treasury released a discussion paper in early October 2018 to inform a consultation about whether, and if so, how Australia could introduce an ‘interim measure’ to tax sectors of the digital economy.