Your success is our goal

We are your attorney. Your tax consultant. Your financial auditor.

Your success is our goal

We are your attorney. Your tax consultant. Your financial auditor.

Your success is our goal

We are your attorney. Your tax consultant. Your financial auditor.

Your success is our goal

We are your attorney. Your tax consultant. Your financial auditor.

Your success is our goal

We are your attorney. Your tax consultant. Your financial auditor.

Your success is our goal

We are your attorney. Your tax consultant. Your financial auditor.

 

Your success is our goal

We are your attorney. Your tax consultant. Your financial auditor.

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Cross-border advisory services on

Tax Consultancy Services in Germany and Poland

We advise you on German, Polish and international tax-related issues. All our tax consultancy activities are focused on optimising the tax burden for companies and private individuals alike. 

Cross-border advisory services on

German Tax Law

Accountancy

Our range of services in accountancy 

  • Digital financial book keeping (online companies) for timely recognition of your business situation
  • Monthly demarcations of success (changes in inventories for uncompleted services, down payments)
  • Payroll accounting for evaluation of net salary and social insurance contributions
  • Annual financial statements for evaluation of business success
  • Cash flow accountancy for determining taxable profit
  • Cost accounting for analysis of cost centres and business units
  • Individual reporting for presentation of the actual current situation of the business and as a basis for decision-making (financial controlling reports, planned figures, variance analyses)
  • Review of existing payroll and financial accounting and analysis of potential for improvement
  • Publication of annual financial statements online in the Registry of Companies (Unternehmensregister.de)
  • Assessment reports of financial accounting and annual financial statements in German, English and Polish
  • Statement of assets and development of strategies to avoid the need to file for insolvency – company protection

Please write to: berlin@.vonzanthier.com

Tax consultancy

Making the best use of corporate tax law

Our range of services in tax consultancy   

  • Tax declarations of all kinds delivered within stated deadlines
  • Organisational advisory services to minimize the tax burden
  • Tax-oriented accounting policies invoking voting rights
  • Selection of proper legal form and comparison of tax burdens
  • Review of tax related aspects of contracts
  • Correspondence with the Tax Office and other public authorities on your behalf
  • Legal redress and actions before the courts
  • Advisory services and support during tax audits in defence of your interests
  • Avoidance of business tax and capital gains for real estate companies
  • Planning and preparation for distribution of profits

Please write to: berlin@.vonzanthier.com

Private individuals

Customised solutions for private individuals with complex tax issues

Benefit from the following services  

  • Tax declarations of all kinds in compliance with tax obligations
  • Tax planning for the optimal tax rate
  • Tax declarations with due account taken of the taxpayers circumstances abroad
  • Planning of transfer of assets to minimise inheritance and gift tax
  • Advice on company and private pension schemes
  • Use of upper limits for special expenses
  • Representation before financial authorities and courts
  • Real estate analysis for investment
  • Identification of insurance gaps in old age and possibilities for closing them
  • Optimisation of loss carrybacks

Please write to: berlin@.vonzanthier.com

Polish tax law

Accountancy

For optimal leverage on corporate tax law

Our range of services in Polish accountancy in German, Polish or English language:

  • On-going book keeping for natural and legal persons
  • Monthly financial statements
  • On-going asset accounting
  • Current status reports
  • Establishment of cost centre accounting
  • Delivery of all kinds of tax returns (income tax; corporation tax; VAT; property tax; legal transactions tax, etc.).
  • Delivery of tax returns on behalf of the client to the financial authorities (also electronic tax returns with qualified digital signature)
  • Compilation of statistics
  • Representation of taxpayers before financial authorities in tax-related proceedings
  • Due Diligence
  • Representation of clients before the financial authorities and support during tax audits
  • Updating of registry data
  • Payroll accounting and payslips
  • Remuneration settlements based on contracts in private law (quasi-employment relationships, service contracts etc.)
  • Registration of new employees with social insurance scheme
  • Advice on deductions in payslips (income tax and other withholdings)
  • Optimisation of wages and salaries for tax purposes
  • Compilation of settlements for ZUS the Polish social insurance body including their electronic transmission with qualified digital signaturer
  • Income tax returns for employees
  • Creating various tax returns in preparation for consolidated financial statements 

Please write to: poznan@.vonzanthier.com

Tax consultancy

For optimal leverage on tax law

Our range of services in Polish tax consultancy

On-going tax consultancy services in German, Polish or English language:

  • Expertises on Polish fiscal law
  • Tax declarations of all kinds
  • Representation of clients before the financial authorities on tax-related matters, also including reviewing the correctness / legality of actions taken by the financial administration, correspondence and advisory services
  • Representation of clients before the administrative courts, the regional (Voivodship) administrative courts (WSA) and the Supreme Administrative Court (NSA)
  • Procurement of binding information from the financial authorities
  • Review of contracts in civil law in terms of their implications for tax
  • On-going review of a company’s business operations with a view to optimisation of business processes for tax purposes
  • Preparation of applications for prior turnover tax refunds (in terms of the turnover tax paid in another European country)
  • Due Diligence audits
  • Advisory services on excise duty

Advisory services for business transactions 

  • Expertises on Polish and international fiscal law
  • Application of national fiscal law
  • Application of international fiscal law
  • Avoidance of double taxation
  • Optimisation of tax on transactions
  • Mediation of contacts with the financial administration
  • Tax planning with internal prices

Proceedings before financial authorities and courts 

  • On the spot advice and support during financial audits
  • Representation of clients before the financial administration and in tax-related proceedings
  • Review of correctness / legality of actions undertaken by the financial administration
  • Representation of clients before the administrative courts, the regional (Voivodship) administrative courts and the Supreme Administrative Court
  • Compilation of court documents, preparation and conduct of correspondence with the financial administration and courts

Please write to: poznan@.vonzanthier.com

International tax law

We are the tax consultants for international tax law

Answers to questions of international tax lawn

Every company and every individual with cross-border business interests has to deal with a huge variety of tax prescriptions from national and international fiscal law. Recognising the openings offered by the various tax systems and tax rates and avoiding the pitfalls of double taxation is the job of our specially trained consultants in international tax law. Talk to us – we will be glad to assist you!

You can benefit from the following services 

  • Advice and assistance in the cross-border activities of companies and private persons at home (inbound) and abroad (outbound)
  • Determining people's residency for strategic tax planning
  • Minimising the tax burden with account taken of domestic and foreign tax systems
  • Handling of investments in the form of direct business, a commercial unit or a subsidiary company
  • Application of double taxation conventions and allocation of taxation rights
  • Cross-border financing and transfer of profits
  • Specification of internal prices and mandatory documentation
  • Transfer of business departments to the home country and abroad
  • Optimisation of losses for tax purposes
  • Limited and unlimited tax liability in German and their fiscal consequences
  • Advice and support in the event of relocation to another country or removal to the home country
  • Exemption from or reimbursement of withholding tax at home and abroad
  • Income tax and social insurance for cross-border deployment of employees
  • Handling VAT for international transport of goods and services
  • Procedures for prior turnover tax refunds

Please write to: berlin@.vonzanthier.com

Special: VAT in Poland

Optimising VAT and ongoing VAT support in Poland

A particularly important part of our tax consultancy in Poland is connected with VAT law. Foreign companies that are commercially active in Poland may, under certain circumstances, be obliged to regularly report Polish VAT (on either a monthly or quarterly basis). Even if there is no statutory obligation to register VAT in Poland, it may often be more beneficial to report in order to settle VAT in Poland. We will advise and support you when choosing and implementing the optimal VAT solutions and also, if necessary, when preregistering the VAT. We will also represent your interests when contacting Polish financial authorities so that they can be taken care of as quickly as possible.

VAT payments in Poland and default interest 

VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ offers foreign companies comprehensive support for VAT payments in Poland. Our long-term experience in working together with the Polish tax authorities ensures that the process runs smoothly. This concerns not only paying the VAT itself, since the financial authorities often take a long time to refund VAT. Under some circumstances, a claim for payment of default interest may also apply, which could amount to significant sums. In 2013, we successfully petitioned for an 8-figure PLN payment to be refunded by the Warsaw tax to a client.

Please write to: poznan@.vonzanthier.com

+49 30 88 03 59 0
berlin@vonzanthier.com
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