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For companies operating in multiple jurisdictions, it is necessary to understand, manage and address the challenges and effects of international taxation in terms of both domestic and international regulations, as well as the assumptions that by virtue of their operations affect tax residency, double taxation, preferential tax regimes, anti-abuse rules, controlled foreign company (CFC) rules, inter-company transactions, transfer pricing, international asset and financial structures, among others, preferential tax regimes, anti-abuse rules, controlled foreign company (CFC) regulations, inter-company transactions, transfer pricing, international asset and financial structures, among others, in order to have legal certainty about their strategy and thus be able to optimize their tax burden.

Common tax structures and best practices for complying with tax requirements in different countries include income tax regimes, value-added taxes (VAT), capital gains taxes, and various import and export taxes. These regimes vary from country to country and can affect both individuals and companies.

It is also common to find tax incentives and exemptions for certain activities or economic sectors. In that sense, in order to comply with international taxation requirements, a thorough understanding of the applicable regulations, the support of experts and a proactive approach to ensure compliance and effective tax management is indispensable; within the best practices for this, we have the following:

a) Professional Advice: Having specialized and local tax advice is essential to understand the complexity of the tax regimes in each country and to comply with tax obligations properly.

b) Regulatory Knowledge: Keeping informed about current tax laws and keeping abreast of regulatory changes and updates is crucial to ensure ongoing compliance, including knowledge of applicable tax treaties, such as double taxation, exchange of information, transfer pricing, tax compliance of foreign accounts, among others.

c) Accurate Accounting: Accurate and detailed accounting is essential to calculate and declare taxes correctly, avoiding errors that may result in penalties.

d) Timely Compliance: Comply with the deadlines established for the corresponding formalities or procedures, as well as for the filing of returns and payment of taxes generated; in order to avoid legal accessories such as updating and surcharges, the imposition of fines or even the commission of tax offenses.

e) Strategic Tax Planning: Implementing strategic tax planning can help optimize the tax burden in a legal and ethical manner.

f) Withholding Tax: Understand withholding tax requirements when conducting international business transactions or paying foreign suppliers.

g) Retain Documentation: Keep all tax records and documents in order and available for tax audits or reviews.

h) Adaptability: Since tax regulations may change, it is essential to be adaptable and adjust to new requirements.

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