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International real estate funds have been active in the German real estate market for a long time. Regardless of whether they invest in German real estate directly or through domestic or foreign property companies, the funds must comply with legal and tax obligations due to their properties being located in Germany. Professional and efficient advice throughout the entire investment cycle, from the acquisition to the sale of the property or the liquidation of the property companies, is essential. This ensures that the increase in value of the properties is not reduced by avoidable costs and tax burdens.
How you benefit
Real estate needs security. Reliable accounting and reporting, independent controlling and the knowledge and correct handling of tax regulations are in our experienced hands. We coordinate the processes between the portfolio or asset manager and the property manager as well as the fund company’s accounting department. By optimally dividing the tax base between Germany as the country in which the property is located and the country in which the property company is domiciled, we support the fund management in making arrangements to optimize investment success. In the purchase and sale transaction, we identify tax risks and assist in the drafting of tax clauses, thus supporting a fair and legally secure balance between buyer and seller.
Why LM Audit?
Thanks to our many years of practical experience, we are familiar with all common fund structures of German legal forms such as GmbH and GmbH & Co. KG or investment funds as well as investments via vehicles in Guernsey, Malta or Luxembourg and all types of real estate transactions, whether share deals or asset deals. We are at home in all real estate classes, whether office or retail property, shopping center, parking garage, hotel, logistics property or residential building.
We are familiar with accounting and tax issues in day-to-day business. We also provide tax advice on all special issues, including the purchase and sale of real estate. In the area of fund structuring, we are happy to cooperate with your advisor and contribute our practical experience. We think long-term and are always on the side of our clients as a reliable, competent and client-oriented partner.
Our clients in the real estate sector range from private family offices and domestic and foreign fund companies to the real estate divisions of large banks and insurance companies.
- Ongoing accounting and reporting in accordance with HGB, IFRS, Lux-GAAP
- SPV administration and ongoing payment transactions
- Preparation of financial statements and support to auditors
- Ongoing tax declarations for corporate income tax and VAT
- Tax returns for real estate transfer tax, property tax, property valuation, etc.
- Tax advice, e.g. on the purchase and sale of real estate (tax due diligence)
- VAT compliance/ § 15a UStG documentation
- Tax audit support
- Representation vis-à-vis tax authorities and before tax courts up to Federal Tax Court (BFH)
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What can we do for you?
Do you have open questions or need more information? Our team has a sympathetic ear for your questions and will be happy to assist you. You can reach us by e-mail as well as by phone at email@example.com and 089 896044-20.