MSI Global Alliance (MSI)

Recognising that you may have business or personal interests abroad, we are part of MSI Global Alliance (MSI), one of the leading global professional networks of independent firms.  This is not something every accountancy firm can boast. 

Where you want to live or work abroad, expand your business overseas or simply have property outside the UK, we can introduce you to one of our affiliated partners and work with them  to give you joined up advice wherever you plan on going. 

What is MSI?

MSI is a global association of English speaking, independent accountancy and legal firms with 250 members in over 100 countries. This enables us to source competent professionals in firms similar to ours who can provide local advice, wherever you or your business need it.

Moving or working abroad?

Whether you have been outside the UK for many decades, or on your first overseas posting we can keep your UK affairs in order while you are away and work with advisors in your new location to ensure you are as tax efficient as possible.

Property abroad?

A holiday home abroad should be a relaxing bolt hole – provided of course you are up to speed with local rules. Though MSI we can help you find quality local advice to enable you to manage your responsibilities.

Coming to the UK?

Where coming to live or work in the UK we can make sure you know what taxes you will face, help you with record keeping and dealing with the UK’s Statutory Residency Test. We will work with your existing overseas advisors to plan your tax affairs.

Looking to export overseas?

If you are looking to grow overseas through MSI we can help you find quality local advice, in English, to make sure you have the most suitable structure and your accounts, tax and local legal matters are managed professionally. This will let you focus on the challenges this new part of your business will face.

Looking to expand into the UK?

We will work with your existing advisers to look at the most suitable structures for you here, help you understand your responsibilities and provide all round business support and advice.

International accounting

International aspects cut across all our areas of expertise, and there’s no one typical scenario.  We’re happy to help you whether you are an individual with residency issues right up the scale to a large company looking at group structures for UK expansion.  We will work with MSI members or your existing advisers to coordinate your affairs across borders.  

You may need pro-active, strategic advice on expansion, or just to be certain that you are meeting complex UK compliance requirements.  UK compliance may not sound exciting – but the point is it shouldn’t be.  It needs to be right so you don’t need to worry about the complexities.  We will deal with Double Tax Treaties –so you don’t have to.     

As more and more countries sign up to exchanging financial information, through the Common Reporting Standard and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Tax (FATCA), ensuring your affairs are compliant in all the jurisdictions you live, work or trade in is essential.  While we provide advice on your UK affairs, our alliance with MSI allows us to help you find good local advice overseas who we can work with to minimise complications and maximise your success.  

For more information on MSI Global you can visit their website. 

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To find out more about how we can help you or your business, call us on 0808 144 5575 and speak to a member of our team. Alternatively use our contact form to send us a message or arrange a callback.

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