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Japanese Business Tax Services

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The Japanese Business Taxation (JBT) team's objective is to provide high quality advice to Japanese groups investing in Europe in the areas of international taxes, transfer pricing, VAT and customs duties.

The JBT team in the UK brings together more than 20 Partners, Directors and Managers dedicated to serving Japanese multinational groups. Experts from across Deloitte, particularly in areas such as banking and capital markets and tax management consulting, provide further support. The team includes UK tax professionals of both British and Japanese origin who work alongside each other in serving our mutual clients.

JBT UK is part of a European network, JBTE (Japanese Business Taxation Europe), which consists of business tax professionals across Europe who share our vision of providing a world-class service to Japanese multinational groups by focusing on their particular needs. This breadth and depth of expertise and reach enables us to co-ordinate and implement pan-European projects, helping to ensure that no local tax subtleties are overlooked. With projects being led from the UK by our highly experienced team, clients have a dedicated local advisor whom they can trust to manage and deliver the entire project. And, of course, you can choose to communicate with us in English or Japanese.

We understand the importance of industry knowledge. The value we add to our clients is not limited to tax advice, but also encompasses a comprehensive understanding of international industry issues. We currently serve over 300 Japanese clients across all industry sectors – many of which are household names.

We advise on all tax matters arising in a business life cycle from starting up operations in the UK, growing and funding the business, liquidations and other exit strategies.

With the UK being by far the most popular holding or headquarter company location in Europe for Japanese multinationals, many of our clients have responsibility for operations not just within the UK but throughout Europe.

Our international tax expertise allows us to advise extensively on cross-border issues, including the impact of and opportunities arising from developments in EU law.

Our approach is highly practical with a strong emphasis on understanding your specific commercial and business needs so that our tax advice is not given in isolation but tailored to our clients' requirements.
Our expertise is not only in giving tax advice but also in practical implementation; from planning a detailed step plan, to ensuring the relevant tax clearances are obtained on time. In particular, we are experienced in leading and co-ordinating Europe-wide and global projects, including complex reorganisations.

Recent tax consulting projects completed for major Japanese multinational groups include:

  • advising on and implementing the restructuring of European operations covering many EU and non-EU jurisdictions to meet the groups’ operational objectives, whilst at the same time achieving a more efficient tax structure for the repatriation and reinvestment of profits;
  • planning a tax efficient supply chain to streamline operations whilst reducing the effective tax rate of the European sub-group;
  • conducting a feasibility study for a global cash management plan to lower the group’s finance costs globally;
  • advising on cross-border VAT issues arising from the interaction of UK legislation with EU Directives; and
  • negotiating a bilateral Advance Pricing Agreement to increase the level of assurance on the treatment of taxable losses and reduce the risk of double taxation.

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