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Foreign Investment in the U.S.

Whether you’re a global business or an individual, expanding or investing in the U.S. necessitates adept navigation through corporate and personal tax systems, trade laws and regulations. Weaver’s international tax team empowers businesses and individuals worldwide, ensuring they maximize the benefits derived from their overseas operations and investments in the dynamic U.S. market.

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Global connections that support your tax needs.

To meet the needs of clients who are growing their businesses globally, Weaver participates in two global accounting firm organizations: Allinial Global and TIAG. Weaver’s team offers access to a coalition of knowledge and experience through extensive connections in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, India and the Asia-Pacific region. Weaver’s global reach offers companies a full portfolio of international services and resources — and enables local service delivery where our clients do business. By building relationships with like-minded firms around the world, Weaver is able to deliver best-in-class solutions.


Inbound Structure Planning

Weaver assists foreign-owned businesses that want to organize or expand existing operations in the United States in developing an optimal tax structure that aligns with business needs. Weaver supports a variety of tax aspects for foreign-owned businesses, such as entity selection, investment structuring, financing and refinancing, permanent establishment analysis, tax treaty analysis, and repatriation planning and reporting.

Tax Compliance for Foreign-Owned U.S Businesses and U.S. Activities of Foreign Corporations

Foreign businesses and individuals looking to conduct business in the United States may be subject to complex U.S. income tax reporting requirements, depending on the type of income generated in the United States and the entity type selection of the U.S. business. Weaver can help you manage the tax complexities, including filing U.S. tax returns and mitigating exposure to penalties from federal and state and local tax authorities. Weaver is a hub for your tax compliance needs. Our tax, advisory and assurance professionals offer seamless services to foreign-owned businesses with U.S. operations.

Tax Controversy

To identify tax compliance errors, tax underpayments and transfer pricing irregularities, the IRS has increased its focus on foreign-owned businesses with respect to many cross-border payments. Weaver helps clients resolve identified tax controversy and identify future tax risk areas through IRS controversy representation and resolution, penalty prevention and abatements, and pre-filing review of tax returns.

Transfer Pricing

Weaver’s transfer pricing analyses help multinational businesses set prices that result in lower global taxes, and ensures that profits from transactions between a U.S. business and its foreign subsidiary/parent are fairly priced and taxed. These transactions can include the purchase or sale of tangible goods and services — and the licensing of technology or intangible assets such as know-how, trademarks, copyrights and patents. Many countries have transfer pricing regulations. Leveraging Weaver’s global affiliate networks, our professionals will help you select intercompany pricing that meets commercial needs and conforms to both U.S. and foreign transfer pricing requirements.

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Cash Repatriation Planning

Foreign-owned U.S. companies that generate excess cash from U.S. operations have the option of either redeploying their capital or repatriating funds to the foreign owner. Weaver assists clients with cash management strategies and planning opportunities to deploy and repatriate cash efficiently through the use of dividends, royalty payments, management fees and loans. Our team works to minimize tax burdens in both the United States and foreign countries.

Withholding Tax Reporting and Planning

U.S. information reporting and withholding requirements significantly impact multinational companies that are involved in business and investing activities in the United States. Weaver offers consulting and compliance services to help clients achieve efficiencies.

Our services cover:

  • FDAP (Chapter 3) withholding: Weaver assesses your interest, dividends, rents, royalties and other periodic payments. We analyze the relevant tax treaty to reduce U.S. tax liabilities and claim refunds for overpaid or over-withheld taxes.
  • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) (Chapter 4) withholding: Our team assists with the FATCA requirements that foreign financial institutions and certain other nonfinancial foreign entities report on the foreign assets held by their U.S. account holders, or be subject to withholding on withholdable payments.
  • Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA): Weaver assists with compliance with FIRPTA, which requires that gains and losses realized by a nonresident alien or a foreign corporation from the disposition of a U.S. real property interest are taken into account as though the foreign person were engaged in a U.S. trade or business, and the gain or loss was effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business, and potentially subject to U.S. tax and reporting.

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Transfer Pricing
Optimize cross-border transactions through Weaver's transfer pricing services, which bring together compliance and strategic financial efficiency.
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Foreign Tax Consulting
Elevate your global financial strategies, ensure seamless compliance and maximize international business savings.
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