Tax Practice

Tax planning is a core activity of Muscat Azzopardi & Associates. We work to provide the best in proactive and innovative tax advice to corporate and commercial concerns. Tax lawyers are now recognized as a key element of a business advisory team, and our tax consultants liaise closely with other specialists to provide a service that is practical and constructive. We advise on international and domestic tax, covering a wide range of financing, corporate and commercial issues, and advising on tax litigation, disputes and transfer pricing matters.

Legislation and tax practice are becomingly increasingly complex, and most commercial transactions have tax implications. Tax can be instrumental in determining the structure of the arrangements made, and timely tax-planning can reduce the costs involved. Our business tax advisory service is comprehensive, dealing with the taxation issues arising from: mergers and acquisitions, flotations, corporate reorganization and disposals, buy-outs, joint ventures, limited liability partnerships, venture capital funds, debt restructuring, financial transactions, securitisations, new financial products, project and asset finance transactions, finance leasing, indirect taxation, the creation and appropriate structuring of collective investment vehicles, tax-efficient ways of positioning and financing real estate transactions, transfer pricing, and tax litigation. We develop tax structures for project financings and for cross-border facility and equipment financing structures. These transactions may involve partnerships which make necessary special allocations to preserve the economic interests of each participant.

As tax authorities take an increasingly proactive approach with tax-payers, our tax consultants advise clients on how best to respond to the challenge.