Whether you are looking to expand your business into new territories outside of the UK, your charity has an international remit, you wish to purchase property overseas, or you are a non-domicile seeking support with your UK affairs, haysmacintyre can deliver your international needs. Our international specialists will help you make the most tax efficient decisions, take advantage of new opportunities, implement the most appropriate group structure and ensure you are compliant across jurisdictions.
Who we help
We work with UK organisations expanding overseas as well as companies wishing to do business here. Our clients range from fast-growing scale-ups, international charities to private individuals. From setting up overseas subsidiaries to transfer pricing, measuring the impact of development work to selecting a local lawyer, we offer clear and reliable advice through our seamless global service.
One contact offering global reach
haysmacintyre co-founded MSI Global Alliance (MSI), one of the world’s leading and award winning international associations of independent accounting and legal firms. We established MSI Global Alliance in 1990 to support our clients’ international business operations and growth plans and personal overseas interests. Now, MSI is the seventh largest alliance in the world; a top ranked, leading, international association with over 250 independent member firms in more than 100 countries throughout the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.
MSI member firms are among the most respected, English-speaking, full service professional services firms in their local marketplaces, and share a common desire to provide partner-led, personal, value for money solutions to the cross-border challenges faced by our clients. Through our membership of MSI, haysmacintyre is able to source reliable, local expertise wherever in the world our clients are involved in doing business or reside. We offer our clients the choice of dealing with MSI member firms direct, or liaising with member firms through their usual haysmacintyre contact. In either scenario, we are involved in understanding the international aspects of the advice, enabling us to comment on the most advantageous global perspective for our clients.
Our partners attend MSI Global Alliance events and know MSI member firms and their principals well. Three of our partners are directors of MSI, which positions us as key decision makers in the running of the Alliance. haysmacintyre participate in special interest groups operated by the Alliance and sit on the Tax Committee, and we are able to recommend MSI member firms with first-hand experience of their service and expertise.
We have extensive experience advising business owners within and outside the UK and understand the key considerations when expanding overseas into new territories such as:
- International tax
- Transfer pricing – including assistance with trading in other EU member states, tax planning, complying with local country transfer pricing laws and ecommerce
- Tax efficient structuring
- Creating a taxable presence
- VAT and Customs Duty issues
- Employing an international team and local employment taxes
- Withholding tax
Working closely with our MSI member firms we are able to ease our clients’ transition to becoming an international business, through joined-up advice that provides them with the global viewpoint.
Not for profit
We understand the increasingly complex regulatory and legislative requirements of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and have a vast amount of experience working with clients globally including in Africa, Asia, Australia, India, the Middle East, North America and South America. In addition to the services we offer to our not for profit clients there are number of key areas that we specialise in, unique to international charities such as:
- Assisting with setting up international operations
- Developing accounting and internal control systems and protocols, benchmarking against best practice
- Grant and donor audits
- Donor requirements including those of all major statutory funders
- In country audits and investigations
- Advice on employment overseas
- Working with organisations
- Internal audit
- Understanding of restricted funds
- Assistance with full cost recovery
haysmacintyre has been granted conditional approval to carry out USAID audits. We are one of only five firms in the UK that have been approved to carry out the grant audits for USAID funds.
Overseas assets and having a mobile workforce can create challenging situations for tax and wealth management, which is why we help and advise our private clients on the following issues:
Non UK domicile
- International tax planning
- Inheritance tax
- Non-domiciles seeking help in establishing offshore structures
- Double tax treaties and minimising taxation
- Companies requiring advice on structuring short term employment arrangements