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International Business Tax

The international business tax world is full of scary acronyms, from BEPS to DPT, and one where the slightest slip can cost you millions. As part of the Baker Tilly International network, we have colleagues in more than 140 countries ready to help you navigate the complexity of doing business across borders, so you can focus on running your business.

Global tax compliance outsourcing

Our local specialists bring a thorough knowledge of tax law and practice in their country. They have extensive experience guiding businesses safely through their compliance obligations and a proactive approach to giving constructive advice to businesses regarding maximising available tax reliefs and opportunities. Our network can help you to effectively manage your corporate tax liabilities across jurisdictions. 

Transfer pricing

Transfer pricing has become the single most important issue in the field of international taxes. Our global transfer pricing specialists work together to deliver global solutions for clients that protect against the threats posed by transfer pricing legislation. 

  • Advising group-wide transfer pricing strategy.
  • Advising on appropriate pricing for transactions with affiliates.
  • Advising on the documentation of a group's transfer pricing policies. 
  • Defending a group's transfer pricing policies to national tax authorities.
  • Where appropriate, negotiating Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) with tax authorities. 

BEPS and anti-avoidance

Our international tax team can help you to identify immediate risks following the introduction of local legislation enacting some of the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) recommendations, and potential remediation to assist companies to manage and develop their tax and business strategy.

The UK has already introduced diverted profits tax (DPT), hybrid mismatch rules, fixed ratio interest deductions and country-by-country reporting. We have a dedicated team that can help you to make sure you comply with the myriad regulations now in force.

Cross-border transactions

Our international tax specialists have vast experience counselling businesses through the tax implications of change, activity and growth including:

  • Group restructuring 
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Domestic and cross-border mergers
  • Deal structuring
  • Tax due diligence on acquisition targets
  • Post-transaction integration. 

Supply chain management 

A value chain tax review provides clarity to management, tax authorities, and other stakeholders, helping them to understand how the value creation is aligned with the tax profile of a group. We can: 

  • Analyse potential exit charges on the movement of assets.
  • Establish transfer prices that are defensible, and that give each activity an arm’s length return.
  • Achieve the right level of substance to manage permanent establishment risks.
  • Manage sales taxes and customs duties.

Get in touch to find out how we can help streamline your international business tax processes.

Key contact

Corporate and International Tax Partner
Chris Denning
+44 (0) 118 950 3895
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Meet the team

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John Rossiter

Director – Indirect Tax

John has over 24 years of experience advising clients on VAT and other indirect tax matters and brings a wealth of experience to the team having worked in the UK, Ireland and Canada.

John works with businesses of all sizes from owner managed to listed multi-nationals in a broad range of industry sectors. He has a particular focus on supply chain and international indirect tax matters, real estate and construction, financial services, and tax risk management. 

A key part of John’s role is to leverage the international expertise that is available to all MHA MacIntyre Hudson clients through the Baker Tilly International network, so no matter where our clients operate or trade, they have access to the professional services and support that they need to succeed.

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Alison Conley

Head of Retail & Consumer, Corporate and International Tax Partner

Alison was appointed as one of our Tax Partner's in the summer of 2016 and advises clients of both the London City office and Chelmsford.

After training with a big four firm of accountants, Alison specialised in international tax before being made a partner with BDO, going on to lead its Southern region tax team. She returned to the big four as a partner before becoming a director of a specialist tax and business advisory firm focussing on entrepreneurial clients. 

Over her career, Alison has advised corporate clients of all sizes across many business sectors, but she has particularly strong experience in the retail space. 

Alison has also been involved in multiple transactions and deals, where her focus is on ensuring that the tax strategy matches the needs of the company and its shareholders. 

Alison works closely with the corporate finance teams, and with international clients requiring cross-border tax advice. 

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Chris Denning

Corporate and International Tax Partner

Chris has over 27 years of tax experience and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in January 2013 following the merger with HMT Assurance LLP. He joined HMT in 2008 having previously spent nearly 20 years split between PwC and latterly KPMG.

Chris has provided a comprehensive range of advice and expertise for a range of corporate clients, from entrepreneurially owned start ups to large corporate/ multinationals. This includes advising on, for example, mergers and acquisitions, group restructuring, inbound/outbound expansion, CFC’s, PE’s, shareholder planning, employee incentivisation, transfer pricing strategy and compliance and profit extraction/repatriation.

As well as extensive transactional tax expertise Chris has developed an intuitive understanding of the interaction of taxes in relation to the ongoing provision of tax advice and works very closely with his clients in order that he can proactively identify issues and opportunities for tax planning which can be aligned with commercial goals and activities.

Throughout Chris’ career, he has also developed sector experience in hospitality and real estate.

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Batanayi Katongera

Partner, Head of Transfer Pricing

Batanayi is a Partner based in the London office.

Batanayi leads the transfer pricing service line at MHA and has over 18 years of transfer pricing experience in the UK across a broad spectrum of industry sectors including financial services, private equity, funds, manufacturing, media and technology, as well as life sciences and telecommunications.

Batanayi helps clients prepare and defend transfer pricing policies and he has a particular focus on resolving transfer pricing disputes involving complex transfer pricing enquiries.  This extends to handling MAP proceedings and agreeing APAs, and ATCAs. 

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The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions

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