Esche Schümann Commichau

External Tax Audits

The number of tools available to external tax auditors has grown significantly in recent years. Tax audits supported by IT and with access to the company's data processing fundamentally accelerate the obtaining of information by the external auditors. This will, in turn, increase the scope of disputed issues significantly. In addition, the tax-paying entitys' duties to provide proof expanded with the introduction of documentation requirements for international transfer prices, which are particularly relevant in external tax audits.

Esche Schümann Commichau provides support in relation to external tax audits not only for companies with ongoing consulting relations with Esche Schümann Commichau, but is frequently called in specifically to support external tax audits due to the firm's specific experience in this area. We provide comprehensive support throughout the tax audit – including prior to it – by analyzing and processing of data, in particular with a view to transfer price documentation, right through to the final discussion and, if need be, to managing legal remedies.