Income and capital gains taxes
Complying with tax laws can be challenging for individuals and businesses, especially for those with interests around the world.
With an unrivalled team of more than 150 personal and corporate tax lawyers, Withers is always ready to assist in domestic and international tax planning. Our advice is knowledgeable, reliable and solution-focused.
We excel in solving cross-border and multi-jurisdictional problems. Our global team includes US, UK, Australian, Japanese, Singaporean, Luxembourg, PRC, Indian, New Zealand, Russian and Italian qualified lawyers and tax advisors, all with significant international capabilities. Several are qualified in more than one jurisdiction, including a team of US tax lawyers who work in our London, Geneva, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore offices, to provide integrated advice to clients in their own time zone.
We work with a broad range of successful individuals, families and companies on their interests in more than 100 countries. Our private clients include entrepreneurs, artists, athletes and city professionals. We advise families who have held wealth for generations, and individuals who have received an unexpected ‘windfall’. Corporate clients include many household names amongst fashion brands, financial services firms and hotel and hospitality companies.
Seeing the bigger picture
Whatever your situation, we can help with your tax planning, when necessary consulting with leading colleagues in areas such as trusts, wealth planning, immigration and employment. This full-service offering is something that accountancy firms cannot match.
We advise on the tax benefits of charitable giving and philanthropy, an area in which we have particular experience, acting for more than 50% of the leading charities in the UK alone. And we can advise when things go wrong, with a team dedicated to tax investigations and controversy.
A wealth of experience
Each situation is different, but as a firm established more than a century ago, we can draw on a wealth of previous cases when assessing new ones. ‘We’ve got a huge amount of experience in dealing with tricky situations,’ says partner Claire Harris. ‘To the extent that there’s any type of complexity, we’ll have seen something like it before.’
Looking to the future, we also stay on top of legislative developments, advising on the implications of major election results and keeping you ahead of tax changes in different countries.
Throughout the world many countries have committed to redefining banking secrecy laws so as to no longer protect any form of tax offense and/or adopt more stringent information sharing standards in tax matters. This shift to greater transparency and information sharing has caused an increase in the number of individuals seeking to divulge previously unreported income and become compliant.
Across the Americas, Europe and Asia, governments have offered various streamlined measures or amnesty programs in an effort to get individuals back into the tax net. We have helped thousands of individuals and families around the world negotiate these amnesty programs and put their tax affairs in order.
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Ranked in top tier for personal tax, trust and probate
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Wealth Management - Law Firm of the Year 2017
Leading firm - Tier 2 for tax and trust in Singapore
UK top 25 private client law firm 2017
2014 Acquisition International M&A Tax Team of the Year - USA
Ranked nationally in the US for trusts and estates and tax law by Best Lawyers 2017
Leading firm for private wealth
Ranked in Chambers HNW 2016 for Private Wealth Law in Switzerland
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