U.S. Tax in Europe

KPMG’s U.S. tax practice in Europe provides U.S. tax consulting and compliance services across Europe.

Howard Wiener

Howard Wiener

Principal, U.S. Tax Practice in Europe, KPMG US

+44 20-7311-2046

The U.S. tax landscape is complex, multilayered, challenging to comply with and subject to almost continuous change. How a multinational enterprise navigates this shifting landscape can be one of the more daunting and complex business issues it faces.

Whether you are a multinational, financial institution, fund or investor with U.S. operations or investments, the U.S. Tax practice in Europe, offers real-time access to services that can help tax and finance executives address their businesses international tax challenges and help achieve cross-border tax efficiencies, mitigate cross-border tax risks, and meet international tax compliance requirements.

Our services include, but are not limited to, tax advice and guidance in the following areas:

Fund and alternative investments           

  • Hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, and alternative energy funds
  • Structuring and financing portfolio investments and dispositions

Derivatives and complex financial instruments  

  • Structuring and financing complex financial arrangements, including repos, stock loans, forwards, futures, options, and swaps in both inbound and outbound contexts

Merger and acquisitions              

  • Diligence, structuring, and financing cross-border acquisitions, financings, dispositions, and divestures

Inbound investment into the United States        

  • Structuring and financing various types of investments, including equity, debt, property, and derivatives
  • Tax treaty eligibility, interpretation, and analysis
  • FIRPTA issues and requirements

Outbound investment from the United States  

  • International tax planning for CFCs, foreign tax credits, and related transactions
  • Intellectual Property transactions and management
  • Supply chain tax management structuring

Tax-exempt investors into the United States     

  • Pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and other tax-exempt investments


Global Reach - The U.S. Tax Practice in Europe works with KPMG's global network of independent member firms, in 155 countries including more than 24,000 in the United States.

Technical Specialization – Our network includes professionals from the U.S. member firm's Washington National Tax practice, a group comprised of senior-level professionals with noteworthy experience in international tax and the taxation of transactions and financial products.

Cost Effectiveness – The U.S. Tax Practice in Europe charges competitive rates commensurate with U.S.-based practitioners and are committed to being responsive to your needs in a cost efficient manner.