Competent Authority Cases
Tax Lawyers in Miami & Washington DC
The Competent Authority process is designed to help taxpayers like you
avoid, or at least minimize, international double taxation, and to provide
other forms of assistance to U.S. and foreign taxpayers in an international
context. Many taxpayers are unfamiliar with the Competent Authority mechanism
and do not understand on a practical level how the process works or how
taxpayers can benefit from it.
Working With Our Competent Tax Firm
Castro & Co. understands the Competent Authority process, knows the players, and can
use the process to benefit our clients. Our professional can work with
the Competent Authorities around the globe, including Belgium, Canada,
Germany, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom and, of course, the United
States, to secure treaty benefits and to minimize double taxation for
If you are faced with the prospect of international double taxation, are
concerned that the United States or a foreign country is imposing tax
in a manner inconsistent with an income tax treaty, or need government
assistance to obtain documents, Castro & Co. can help you:
- Advise on prior experiences with the Competent Authority of the relevant
country and the best strategy for obtaining the requested relief.
- Prepare written Competent Authority request for assistance, tailored to
your situation and the formal (and informal) requirements of the relevant
- Meet with the appropriate U.S. and/or foreign government personnel to promote
timely and favorable action on the Competent Authority request.
- Draft proposed Competent Authority ruling or agreement.
To begin this process,
call (888) 595-5088 for tax representation at one of our offices in Washington DC, Miami,
Dallas or Orlando. We also represent clients all over the world.