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  • Tax transaction consultancy

Tax transaction consultancy

Our experienced consultants with additional qualifications as tax consultants, we also offer you support for tax issues in corporate acquisitions and sales as well as internal restructuring and mergers at the interface between tax and corporate law. For cross-boarder cases, we rely on the global BDO International network.

Tax requirements analysis and structuring

  • Analysis of the tax situation of the companies involved and the stakeholders
  • Development of a fiscally optimised transaction structure, e.g.
    • Instruments for avoiding realty transfer tax
    • Targeted use of loss carried forward and creating depreciation potentials
    • Fiscally neutral transfer of parts of companies and possibly also of individual assets 
    • Tax optimisation in cross-border transactions 
    • Legal form of the acquisition vehicle or the target
    • Deductibility of expenses for acquisition financing
    • Instruments for management participation 
    • Fiscal consideration of transaction costs
    • Instruments for reducing the on-going tax burden and the group tax rate
    • Exit arrangements

Tax review of target companies or target assets

  • Tax due diligence (Red Flag, Selected Focus or Full Scope including, income tax and social insurance contributions, customs and excise) 
  • Vendor tax due diligence 
  • Use of the BDO International global network where foreign taxes are affected

Formulation of tax-related contract clauses

  • Seamless integration of the lessons learned from the transaction structure for which consultancy was provided or from tax due diligence in purchase contract negotiations
    • Formulation of the taxation exemption clause in the scope of a share purchase agreement
    • Formulation of the taxation exemption clause in the scope of a purchase contract for asset components, esp. from a VAT perspective
    • Termination and foundation of taxable body relationships
  • Fiscally optimised arrangement of private limited company contracts and statutes