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Minimizing your company’s tax liability when you are considering, or involved in, international business expansion can be daunting. International tax is a complex area that requires solid planning and skilled, strategic guidance. The Brown Smith Wallace International Tax team can help you develop proactive global tax strategies for your business to deal with international expansion, global tax risk management and the changing global tax environment. We can also provide knowledgeable perspectives on integrating international issues with federal, state and local considerations.Our areas of expertise include:

  • Global tax strategy development
  • Cash repatriation strategies
  • Foreign tax structures
  • Transfer pricing
  • Cross-border dispute management
  • Exporting initiatives
  • Federal tax audit management
  • International tax compliance
  • International expansion

Our team has a combination of corporate and national firm experience, so we are well positioned to anticipate, understand and meet the unique needs of each corporate client with practical, comprehensive advice. We use the knowledge gained in working in over 30 countries to make A Measurable Difference™ for our clients. To learn more about our international tax services, or to set up a complimentary, 30-minute consultation, please contact Doug Eckert.



  • For the last five years, Brown Smith Wallace has provided tax, accounting, and consulting services for our family of owners and various corporate entities in the US, Canada and Mexico. The initial transition went smoothly and the assigned team has remained consistent over the years. We can’t say enough about the engagement team. They have strong technical skills, are extremely responsive and very easy to work with. We’re fortunate to work with a firm that takes a strong personal interest in its clients while being dedicated to providing value-added service.

    Beltservice Corporation
    Mike Gray, CFO

  • The Brown Smith Wallace team has played an instrumental role in our company’s continued growth and success. By first learning who we are and our objectives, they then helped us define our needs and execute our vision. Their expertise has already made positive impacts:  the insurance consulting services resulted in $80,000 in savings for us and the IC DISC tax idea saved us $600,000 annually. Our board and management team were ecstatic about the change to Brown Smith Wallace. We are so glad to partner with professionals that bring their A-game to every interaction and service.

    Robert Family Holdings, Inc.
    CJ Hagemann, Chief Financial Officer

  • Each year, we seem to come up with a number of accounting and tax challenges the Brown Smith Wallace team resolves without hesitation, meeting the most demanding timelines. As a $60 million organization with no CPA on staff, we’ve come to trust and rely upon Brown Smith Wallace’s breadth and depth of professional services. In the last year they’ve helped us establish an IC-DISC for our export sales, update our foreign entity transfer pricing policy, review our financial statements, help us complete our 2011 tax return and lead us through an IRS audit—which resulted in no fines or additional tax owed – with outstanding leadership, knowledge and diplomacy.

    The Gund Company
    Richard C. Gund, Executive Vice President

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