Taxes

Bergstein Tax Department is recognized as one of the strongest in the country. In 2015, International Tax Review acclaimed Bergstein as Uruguay’s tax law firm of the year. Tax related services given by the firm include: tax planning for both corporations and individuals; calculation of Personal Income Tax as regards foreign sourced income; corporate tax planning; assessment of tax implications in connection with investment projects; analysis of local tax implications of corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions and spinoffs; and legal representation in tax litigation at both administrative and judicial levels.

The most visible projects include:

  • Tax advice to the sellers in the sale of the stock ownership pertaining to one of the two large pulp mills in the country (Botnia - UPM).
  • Tax advice to French hotel group in connection with the implications of its global reorganization under Uruguayan tax laws.
  • Tax advice to a pharmaceutical company in connection with the purchase of a plant in Uruguay and previous tax due diligence.
  • Negotiation of a advanced pricing agreement (APA) with Uruguay’s Tax Office.
  • Administrative defense in connection with the tax implications of a re-domiciliation process.
  • Transfer pricing studies.

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