Business Tax Services

International Tax

How do you take advantage of the extraordinary opportunities of a global economy?

You need a tax team that can work with you as you expand operations internationally.

The Smith + Howard international tax experts understand the intricacies of growing a worldwide business.

Let us provide trusted advice and strategic planning to minimize your worldwide tax burden and ensure you comply with ever-changing international rules and regulations.

We Work With

  • U.S. businesses that are expanding outside the country
  • International businesses that are entering the U.S.
  • Businesses that undertake cross-border transactions
  • And more

International Tax Services

There are endless intricacies to establishing a business or operating outside of your country. You may need to set up a new business entity; coordinate with governments; understand and comply with legal rules; not to mention bank and pay taxes.

This complexity should not stop your business from taking this step. The Smith + Howard international tax team stands ready to help.

Our experts can assist with:

  • Worldwide tax compliance
  • Inbound tax planning
  • Outbound tax planning
  • Reporting and withholding analysis on payments to foreign persons
  • Transfer pricing planning and compliance
  • Foreign tax credit planning
  • Anti-deferral planning including BEAT, GILTI, FDII Subpart F, and more
  • Navigating tax standards set by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

A Global Network of Tax Experts

Smith + Howard’s core dedication to tax has evolved into seasoned expertise over the history of the firm.

We are poised to assist businesses of all sizes, supporting growth into new territories with reliable, effective, and efficient tax services.

Through our alliance relationships, we can serve all your international needs.


Outbound Planning

  • Growing your business outside the borders of the United States marks a major milestone. It also presents a myriad of opportunities, challenges, regulations, and laws to manage.
  • The Smith + Howard tax team will help you consider all of the practicalities and how to treat the various complexities you encounter as you expand globally.

Inbound Planning

  • Businesses headquartered in other countries that plan to start or expand operations into the U. S. will need to gain an understanding of the U.S. tax landscape.
  • We are well-acquainted with the planning necessary to successfully establish your presence in the U.S. As your tax partner in the U.S., we will help you understand it all, from sales tax to payroll tax to income tax on a federal, state and local level.


  • For any international business venture, compliance should be a priority as the penalties can be severe for those who miss deadlines or fail to file the required returns. Each country’s filings will need to be addressed to ensure you remain in good standing.
  • Don’t let compliance issues inundate you: let us help streamline it all, ensuring you are filing the right forms in the right countries.
What clients are saying
Abatement Technologies Client Testimonial

“In recent years, Smith + Howard has been invaluable in keeping us abreast of changes to the tax code and wider environment. They’ve guided us through complex issues we had no knowledge of, and time and time again, it’s proved to be invaluable for us.”

Tom Nahigian, retired CFO of Abatement Technologies

“We use Smith + Howard for our audit, tax and special project work. Their advice and counsel is exceptional. Most recently, without Smith + Howard’s advice, we would have missed out on a $4M refund from a tax incentive program.”

David Seem, CFO, Miller-Zell

“Their mindset is different. They’re constantly looking to see what our objectives are and they’re giving us the best possible advice and keeping up with all the rules and regulations. It’s like having an expert looking over your shoulder with what you’re doing.”

Raj Anand, CEO, Southern States, LLC

More Tax Services

In addition to serving international tax needs, the Smith + Howard tax department provides the following:

  • Accounting for income taxes
  • Tax planning and compliance
  • Entity selection
  • Multistate tax services
  • Private equity
  • Succession planning
  • Tax controversy
  • Tax credits and incentives
  • Transaction advisory tax services
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Let’s talk about how you’re looking to grow your business

At each step of the way, we will work with you to maintain compliance and minimize your taxes, while establishing a long-term relationship built on quality counsel and efficient, responsive service.