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Doing business in the United States: what you need to know about tax considerations for international companies

Webinar | 18 APR 2024 16:00 - 17:00

Embracing Global Markets Webinar Series

The webinar series ‘Embracing global markets’ supports European small and medium sized enterprises and start-ups to innovate and expand in Asia, Africa and the Americas. The webinars are hosted by experts of various European Commission services and the 'Enterprise Europe Network', the world's largest business service provider.

Who should attend?

The webinar aims at European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups (ready to scale internationally), beneficiaries or holders of seals of excellence of the European Innovation Council, European clusters and cluster managers, business advisers of the Enterprise Europe Network and other European business support organisations, including all stakeholders of the ‘Friends of EEN’ initiative.


This webinar will focus on the tax implications for European companies entering the US market and will provide insights into:

  • tax system in the USA for corporations (corporate tax rate, taxable income, tax credits, alternative minimum tax (AMT), double taxation, state taxes, tax reporting, tax planning and compliance)
  • entity choice – tax implications of investing through a corporation, partnership or LLC
  • capitalisation and funding – debt versus equity, interest stripping rules and safe harbor requirements
  • state and local tax considerations
  • common American tax incentives and their impact on foreign companies


Fernanda Sieverling
  • Executive Director

Fernanda Sieverling

EACC Carolinas

Fernanda Sieverling, a former European lawyer in Germany, Portugal, and Brazil, now serves as the Executive Director of EACC-Carolinas. She thrives on connecting people in the global business community. Fluent in German, English, Portuguese, and intermediate Spanish.
Austin Carlson
  • Partner

Austin Carlson

Gray Reed

As a U.S. business lawyer and CPA, Austin Carlson advises on M&A deals, complex corporate and tax planning for domestic and international transactions, and foreign account and income disclosure issues.
Patrick Hanlon
  • Director

Patrick Hanlon


Patrick is a Director in CLA’s Business Incentives Consulting practice. Patrick has over 20 years of experience in credits & incentives, economic development, site selection and real estate development/urban planning consulting.
Paul Kozulis
  • International Practice Director

Paul Kozulis

Elliott Davis PLLC

Paul Kozulis has over 25 years of experience advising companies in various industries with respect to international tax compliance, structuring, and tax planning matters.

Birgit Weidel
  • Head of Department

Birgit Weidel

European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

Birgit is Head of Department at the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA).

Alberto Valenzano
  • Team leader

Alberto Valenzano

European Commission

Alberto is a Team leader in Industrial Forum, Alliances, Clusters unit at Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.
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