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The International Business Structuring Association (IBSA) is the worldwide community for practitioners dealing with international business structuring and regulatory compliance. The association enables international business advisors to access and exchange knowledge, develop professional relationships and discover new business opportunities.

Members of the IBSA are drawn from a wide range of practice, providing advice and services to businesses with footprints in multiple jurisdictions. Members have access to a range of events and resources including Conferences, Webinars, the Knowledge bank and activity programmes led by local Branches in their country.

By becoming a member of the IBSA, you will have access to industry thought leaders around the world and opportunities develop long lasting business relationships. The IBSA is a not for profit association formed for the benefit of its members around the world. Follow us on Twitter @TheIBSA

Latest Articles

  • Tax Residence in the sun!

    by Roy Saunders

    At a recent IBSA conference, advisers from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Cyprus, Switzerland and Dubai were vying with each other to demonstrate how their countries were offering better tax incentives than the UK’s non-domicile legislation - plus sunshine, or in the case of Switzerland, glistening ski slopes.

  • Double Tax Treaty Denial and the BEPS Multilateral Instrument

    by Roy Saunders

    The European branch of the IBSA held a well-attended meeting at the office of Buren NV in the Hague on Tuesday 3rd October, at which three speakers addressed the issue of double tax treaty denial and the multilateral instrument. The speakers were Roy Saunders, Chairman and Founder of the IBSA & IFS Consultants, Scott Davis, Partner at the US firm of WithumSmith+Brown, and Cees-Frans Greeven, Part-ner of the Dutch law firm Buren NV. Each of the speakers introduced their specific contribution to the topic, after which there was a lively discussion with the audience.

  • When Domestic VAT can Surprise Foreign Enterprises

    by Paddy Behan

    Many countries have VAT-type systems. From this we might expect that that because such tax systems have common features – and in the case of EU countries, a common basis in EU law – it should be easy to explain the UK VAT system to foreign businesses trading in, or intending to trade in the UK. But this is frequently not the case. Often businesses which do not have a UK establishment are taken by surprise when they learn that their business model can result in their having to register for VAT, and to make returns and payments.

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