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 LLP (U.S.)

+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.