email: johan@deprezlaw.com

Phone: +1 (562) 841-1600

Taxation Law – Services

Since 2000, Johan Deprez has worked for a large multinational company, major accounting firms, and – for more than eight years – the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) practicing taxation law with an emphasis on international tax law and transfer pricing.

The Law Office of Johan Deprez provides tax planning, compliance, and audit counsel to individuals, companies, accounting firms, and other attorneys on a wide range of international, federal, California, and local issues.

Tax Planning

The best way to take advantage of the opportunities tax laws offer you and minimize your taxes is to plan ahead. Sometimes, planning ahead requires setting up the correct business structure or individual circumstances years ahead of time. Don’t wait until you are filing your taxes! The Law Office of Johan Deprez provides:

  • Counsel on business structuring, restructuring, and transfers;
  • Tax planning for companies and individuals coming into the United States;
  • Tax planning for companies and individuals earning income outside the United States; and
  • Real Estate planning, including Section 1031 exchanges.

Tax Compliance Analysis, Support, and Filing

U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, U.S. companies, and select others are taxable by the IRS on their worldwide income. Economic activities occurring outside the United States obligate these U.S. tax residents to file special documentation with the IRS and Treasury. We help you identify your obligations, claim the best benefits, calculate the correct amounts, and file the appropriate forms. This typically supplements the filing of the usual tax returns. The Law Office of Johan Deprez counsels clients on such matters as:

  • Compliance with Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) requirements;
  • Compliance with Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (“FBAR”) requirements;
  • Analysis of international tax treaties and claiming the benefits thereof;
  • Foreign tax credit (“FTC”) eligibility and computation;
  • Subpart F income and controlled foreign corporation (“CFC”) issues;
  • Eligibility and exclusion of foreign sourced earned income of individuals; and
  • Other outbound international tax issues.

People and companies that are not U.S. tax residents, but earn income in the United States, are taxed on this income. Those making payments of U.S. income to people and companies outside the United States may also have tax filing and payment obligations. We help you identify your obligations, claim the best benefits, calculate the correct tax amounts, and file the appropriate forms. Examples of what The Law Office of Johan Deprez counsels clients on include:

  • Analysis of international tax treaties and claiming the benefits thereof;
  • Compliance with Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (“FIRPTA”);
  • Preparation and filing of non-resident tax returns; and
  • Other inbound international tax issues.

The Law Office of Johan Deprez navigates these requirements for you and your company such that you are in compliance while minimizing the taxes you need to pay.

Tax Audit Defense and Appeals

If you are audited by the IRS or the Franchise Tax Board (“FTB”) – especially with respect to international tax issues – The Law Office of Johan Deprez can analyze, support, and defend the positions you took on your tax returns.

If you are assessed to pay additional taxes, The Law Office of Johan Deprez can analyze the IRS or FTB position and aggressively negotiate to achieve a favorable resolution for you with the IRS or FTB.

Additionally, Johan Deprez will take you through Competent Authority Mutual Agreement Procedures (“MAP”), if your multinational tax issues require this type of dispute resolution.