Obama’s International Tax Proposals - Impact on European Operations of US Multinationals
22 September 2009
Tax related developments affecting US multi-nationals seems to be ever increasing in part due to the way companies do business and in part due to the pressure for local governments to protect their revenue base. Earlier this year, the US Treasury Department has issued a “Green Book” with more than 85 tax reform proposals. The proposed limitations with respect to the check-the-box elections, as introduced by the Green Book, is already causing a significant amount of re-thinking of current international structures. The check-the-box regime has allowed US multi-nationals to elect pass through treatment for single shareholder entities, as if the entity were a branch.
In this vodcast, Margreet Nijhof, Tax Partner of the North American Tax Practice Group of Baker & McKenzie LLP and recently seconded to the Amsterdam office, will discuss the Obama International Tax Proposal and will start the discussion on the potential impact of the check-the-box related proposal on European Operations of US Multinationals.
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Workshop Obama’s Tax Proposals on Tuesday September 29, 2009
The US Tax Practice Group of Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam invites you to attend the workshop Obama’s Tax Proposals on Tuesday, September 29th to discuss:
- What you should know about the proposals;
- What this means for the European operations of US multinationals;
- What the potential tax strategies are in response to the proposals taking into account US and European tax strategies; and
- The role the Netherlands could play in alternative tax structuring.
If you would like to participate in this workshop, please send an e-mail to
, indicating your name, company name and the number of participants.
How can Baker & McKenzie help you
The Tax Practice Group of Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam consists of 60 professionals, providing high-end advice on Corporate & International Tax, Indirect Taxes, Employee Benefits and Transfer Pricing issues.
The US Tax Practice Group of Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam will be happy to assist and advise you in respect of the upcoming changes. Please feel free to contact one of our professionals for an appointment.