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SMEs Expanding Offshore

Published on 22 Oct 2009 | Took place at Grand Chancellor, Adelaide , SA

Small to medium enterprises are increasingly looking to take advantage of offshore opportunities for their businesses. This may often start with relatively small scale exporting ventures overseas that gradually expand into significant offshore operations as businesses mature.

This event covered the typical tax and commercial issues that need to be addressed when Australian SME clients plan to expand offshore. It included a detailed case study exploring expansion into China and the US which highlighted the practical matters involved in guiding clients through the complex area.

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SMEs expanding offshore

Author(s):  Alistair HUTSON

This paper covers the the typical tax and commercial issues that need to be addressed when Australian SME clients plan to expand offshore. It includes a detailed case study exploring expansion into China and the US which highlights the practical matters involved in guiding clients through this complex area. Topics covered include: 

  • start up - identifying issues for start up operations off-shore
  • use of non-resident companies and trusts - choice of structure
  • tips and traps for avoiding double taxation
  • repatriation of profits back to Australia
  • planning for exit strategies - selling off-shore business/entities.
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