English-Speaking Accountants in France

    • Jessica is specialised in French tax law, in particular in business taxation and real estate taxation. She assists foreign clients both on tax issues related to their strategic investment, restructuring and financing operations as well as on the day-to-day management of their taxes. She enjoys working with international clients and obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) in Hong Kong to expand her proficiency. She speaks English fluently.
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Accounting Services

Audit

Audit Requirements in Cyprus


All companies must prepare and submit annually to the Registrar of Companies, Financial Statements prepared according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) showing the true and fair picture of the affairs of the company and explaining its transactions. From 2016 onwards all companies in Cyprus, including small/dormant companies, are subject to statutory audit and the exception that existed previously has now been abolished.

 

Categories of Companies in Cyprus


The criteria for categorizing companies according to their size have been established and are summarized below:

Small Companies

Small companies are defined as being the companies which as of their reporting date do not exceed at least two of the following three criteria:

• Total gross assets: €4 million
• Net Turnover: €8 million
• Average number of employees during the financial year: less than 50

Medium-sized companies

Medium-sized companies are defined as being the companies which as of their reporting date, do not exceed at least two of the following three criteria:

• Total gross assets: €20 million
• Net Turnover: €40 million
• Average number of employees during the financial year: less than 250

Large companies

Large companies are defined as being the companies which as of their reporting date, exceed at least two of the following three criteria:
• Total gross assets: €20 million
• Net Turnover: €40 million
• Average number of employees during the financial year: more than 250

* Note that ‘Net Turnover’ is defined as amounts derived from the sale/provision of products/services after deducting returns/rebates and VAT.

 

Our Audit Service


Below are the details of our Auditing Service:

  • Our qualified auditors prepare the audit of Financial Statements that includes the examination and verification of a company’s financial and accounting records and supporting documents.
  • All companies that are registered in Cyprus must prepare and submit to Cyprus authorities Audited Financial Statements every year. As required by Cyprus Companies Law the Audited Financial Statements must be submitted every year to Inland Revenue Department and to Registrar of Companies.
  • We prepare the Financial Statements in accordance with International Finance Reporting Standards as well as the Audit Reports in accordance with the International standards of Auditing.
  • Audit provides to every business the opportunity to improve company’s effectiveness and reliability. Furthermore as external Auditors we form an independent opinion on the Financial Statements.
     

 

Fees


The cost of our audit service will depend on the size and scope of the business activities that need to be audited, though start at around 800€ + VAT. Please contact us by phone or the form below to arrange a quick estimate.

Code of Reasonable Fees

Our clients can expect to receive a quotation that is at or below the recommended guideline prices by our local Professional Body.

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your lawyer.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.
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Corporate Taxation Analysis Service

Who is this Service for?

In a complex tax environment, both institutional and private investors require expert advice on their tax strategies in France and overseas.

What does this service consist of?

  • Tax structuring and tax planning in the context of private equity transactions (structure, tax review, etc.)
  • Restructuring transactions (Mergers & Acquisitions, etc.)
  • Tax audits and tax litigation
  • Day-to-day tax planning

Code of Reasonable Fees

Our clients can expect to receive a quotation that is at or below the recommended guideline prices by our local Professional Body.

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your lawyer.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.
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Payroll Services

Tax-Payroll-HR Service in Portugal

As well as offices in Lisbon, accounting and associated services to English-speaking clients are provided via the Advocate Abroad network of offices in Portugal (red markers on main map below). Each of the lawyers on the map of Portugal below are registered and regulated by the Law Society of Portugal and so we are able to offer a truly nationwide service to English-speakers wherever they wish to set-up their business in Portugal.

Fully Managed HR & Payroll Service

This service includes the following components:

  • Initial Set-up according to client’s requirements
  • Production of Employee Payslips (printed at client site)
  • Management & Payment of Employer & Employee Social Security Contributions
  • Registration and Removal of Employees from Social Security system

This service costs €25 per month for the first employee and €20 per additional employee.

All prices are ex-IVA (@ 23%).
 

Ongoing Tax Compliance

In Portugal limited companies are required by law to produce annual accounts, a director’s report (which has to include a true and fair view of the company’s affairs, the business trajectory and standing, as well as a list of principal – if any – risks that the company faces, the company’s likely future outlook amongst other matters).

The company is also liable for corporation tax. Self-employed individuals have a lower reporting threshold and mainly is required to provide quarterly income tax and VAT returns.

Fees for this service are available upon request as the cost will vary according to the type of business, number of operations etc.

Regulated Experts

Our consultants are registered and regulated by the Professional Accountants Body of Portugal and speak fluent English. Therefore, you can be sure that you will obtain timely answers to any queries you may have, in a language that you understand!

Code of Reasonable Fees

Our clients can expect to receive a quotation that is at or below the recommended guideline prices by our local Professional Body.

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your lawyer.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.
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Tax & Accounting Services

Who is this Service for?

Anyone undertaking a business activity will require a local tax and accounting service. While you will benefit from not having to worry about whether or not you are compliant with the legal requirements such as VAT returns, Corporation Tax, Income Tax etc. you can also relax in the knowledge that any communications received from the Tax Authority – often impenetrable to locals never mind foreigners – will be managed conveniently and efficiently by your accountant.

What does this service consist of?

  • Financial accounting and reporting.
  • Accounting for special purposes, preparation of annual accounts.
  • Manage communications with the Tax Authorities.
  • Complete management of the company’s accounts.
  • Administrative support for accounts/ accounting records: Preparation of accounting.
    Documents – cash documents, travel orders, inventory control, property records, issuing invoices, internal documents, approval process of documents, printing & copying, sorting and filing of accounting documents).
  • VAT returns, Corporation Tax, Income Tax, Non-resident tax, any other tax obligation with any national tax authority: National/Regionals/Local.
  • Business address (whether it will be only for correspondence or you will really make your business there).
  • Recommendations regarding the most appropriate fiscal arrangements to ensure taxation levels are optimised
  • Resolution of tax enquiries related to your activity.
  • Completion and presentation of all required tax returns.
  • Company annual return (abbreviated accounts: balance sheet, profit and loss statement, annual report)
  • Ongoing updates on any legislative changes affecting the area of the Company Activities

Code of Reasonable Fees

Our clients can expect to receive a quotation that is at or below the recommended guideline prices by our local Professional Body.

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your lawyer.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.
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VAT

Who is this Service for?

Understanding local VAT rules and what actions need to be taken to ensure compliance are critical for businesses involved in providing services and products to other businesses and consumers resident in foreign countries. National tax enforcement authorities tend to be zealous in relation to VAT compliance and infractions can prove extremely costly and disruptive.

What does this service consist of?

  • Initial discussion to determine your particular situation
  • If you have received notification of an infringement, the tax lawyer will consider your legal options and best outcomes. Upon agreement, the lawyer will then represent you before national tribunals
  • If you need to understand how the local VAT rules and regulations would impact you and a proposed business plan, a report will be compiled. A follow-up meeting is generally arranged to deal with questions that arise as a result of the content of the report.
  • Code of Reasonable Fees

    Our clients can expect to receive a quotation that is at or below the recommended guideline prices by our local Professional Body.

    Free Support Services Included

    When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

    • Verification of the regulatory status of your lawyer.
    • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
    • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
    • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
    • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
    • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
    • Continuous quality controls and reviews.
    Contact Us

Self-employed Set-Up Service

Self-Employed Set-Up & Tax Service in Portugal


Your are focused on your business in Portugal which is why you need your tax and accounting matters to be as straightforward, cost-effective and hassle-free as possible.

Our English-speaking accountants will take care of all registration and day-to-day issues relating to Portuguese tax, social security and accounting matters. Which leaves you with all the time you need to dedicate to your business.

 

Regulated Experts

Our consultants are registered and regulated by the Professional Accountants Body of Portugal and speak fluent English. Therefore, you can be sure that you will obtain timely answers to any queries you may have, in a language that you understand!

 

Office Locations Across Portugal

As well as offices in Lisbon, accounting and associated services to English-speaking clients are provided via the Advocate Abroad network of offices in Portugal (red markers on main map below). Each of the lawyers on the map of Portugal below are registered and regulated by the Law Society of Portugal and so we are able to offer a truly nationwide service to English-speakers wherever they wish to set-up their business in Portugal.

 

Service Features

Our English-speaking consultants will answer your questions about how Portuguese law affects your business and then make sure you comply with all legal requirements relating to legally constituting a business. This will normally require at least some of the following services:

  • Registration with the AT (Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira - Tax Authority) and the Social Security System
  • Recommendation on the most appropriate fiscal arrangement to ensure taxation levels are optimised
  • Resolution of tax enquiries related to your professional activity
  • Completion and presentation of all required tax returns
  • Maintenance of all legally required records (income, expenses, invoicing,assets)
  • Updates on any legislative changes affecting your professional activity
     

Service Fees

This service costs from €60 per calendar month

 

Additional Services

The Self-Employed Set-Up and Tax Service is ideal for an individual sole trader who is planning to work alone. But, should you later add employees to your expanding business then you will want to add the Fully Managed HR & Payroll Service:

 

Fully Managed HR & Payroll Service

This service includes the following components:

  • Initial Set-up according to client's requirements
  • Production of Employee Payslips (printed at client site)
  • Management & Payment of Employer & Employee Social Security Contributions
  • Registration and Removal of Employees from Social Security system
     

This service costs €25 per month for the first employee and €20 per additional employee.

 

Regulated Experts

Our consultants are registered and regulated by the Professional Accountants Body of Portugal and speak fluent English. Therefore, you can be sure that you will obtain timely answers to any queries you may have, in a language that you understand!

Code of Reasonable Fees

Our clients can expect to receive a quotation that is at or below the recommended guideline prices by our local Professional Body.

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your lawyer.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.
Contact Us
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