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Indirect tax consulting and compliance

Taxing transactions: Sales, purchases, intercompany and cross-border movements

At its core, there are three elements to indirect tax: the transaction, the tax liability of the transaction and the associated compliance obligation. At first glance, indirect tax is a relatively simple concept—but getting your associated compliance right is far from simple. There are more than 170 countries around the world operating a VAT system, but the U.S. operates a sales and use tax system with myriad rules, regulations, taxing jurisdictions and compliance obligations. In addition, the cross-border movement of goods introduces the possibility of customs duty and excise taxes as well as VAT.

Most tax authorities are unsympathetic to the mistakes businesses make managing their indirect taxes, and will consequently apply significant penalties.

RSM offers a full suite of consulting, compliance and automation services covering indirect taxes both domestically and globally from a highly trained and experienced U.S.-based team. We help companies avoid common mistakes by guiding them on the right path to managing each transaction. RSM professionals will work with you to establish processes and systems that mitigate risk, improve efficiency and meet your compliance obligations.

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