About global Tax
Ambitious organisations need to consider their tax affairs carefully to gain trust and stay ahead of their competitors.
At Grant Thornton, tax is a key part of our organisation and our award-winning teams can offer you a range of solutions, whatever the size of your business or the challenges you’re facing.
Using a combination of reason and instinct, we can work with you to develop a strategy that helps you both understand and manage your tax liability in a transparent and ethical way.
How we work
Whether you’re a medium-sized dynamic business or a multinational company, we offer one-to-one access to senior tax people across the globe. Our teams listen closely to your needs and respond quickly with insightful solutions.
At Grant Thornton, our tax professionals guide our clients through the maze of local and regional taxation issues. We also provide crucial advice to foreign investors wishing to establish operations in Antigua. Our objective is to help clients maximise their tax efficiency while fulfilling their statutory obligations. Our services include:
- Tax Planning
We provide tax-planning advice to a wide range of local and international companies and individuals. Apart from providing innovative tax planning advice, we can also assist with obtaining tax concessions for inward investors under the appropriate local legislation.
- Transaction Services
Advising on the structuring of transactions and ownership to minimise local and international tax, drawing on the expertise of our global network where necessary.
We provide a wide range of direct and indirect (notably VAT) tax compliance services, which include the following:
- Tax registration
We can assist with registration for tax with the Inland Revenue and other statutory bodies.
- Preparation of corporate and tax returns
We prepare corporate tax returns required for filing with the Inland Revenue Department. Where necessary we apply for an extension of time for filing of these tax returns to avoid any penalties.
- Notice of assessments
We receive and review notices of assessment raised by the Inland Revenue Department in respect of the corporate return filed and advise on further action.
- Tax audits and appeal services
We represent and assist our clients in the resolution of all tax audit matters with the Inland Revenue Department, including the provision of advice and assistance throughout the objection and appeal process.
We assist both local and international companies in obtaining work permits for their expatriate employees who are relocating to Antigua. This service includes assisting with the completion of the necessary application forms, submitting these to the Immigration and Passport Departments and following them through the processing system.
We liaise with our colleagues in the Grant Thornton network in other countries to ensure that the taxation issues pertinent to individuals who are being recruited or relocated are appropriately addressed in both the sending and receiving country to the individual's maximum advantage.