Services offered 

Dealing with tax disputes can mean uncertainty and complexity. KPMG’s network of member firms have the experience to help you take control of the dispute resolution process. We get effective results, locally and globally.

Whether your tax issues involve income taxes, transfer pricing, indirect taxes or other taxes, KPMG’s Dispute Resolution & Controversy Services can help. Our network of professionals has a deep understanding, based on practical experience, of how best to approach resolution of large, complex tax disputes, including multijurisdictional issues. KPMG can assist in achieving certainty on disputed tax issues quickly and efficiently and in a way that can help build an effective and respectful relationship with the tax authorities.

KPMG’s global network of Dispute Resolution & Controversy professionals has years of experience and extensive knowledge in numerous key industries and sectors. Many have joined us from positions with national tax authorities and government. Others have come to us from law firms, where they provided tax dispute resolution assistance to large multinational corporate clients facing taxation issues in various foreign jurisdictions.

Our Approach

Our approach is designed to cut through the complexity of dealing with local and multijurisdictional tax disputes through effective strategies for their mitigation, management and prompt resolution.

Our clients include large national and multinational corporations, medium-sized enterprises, government entities, and, in some countries, high net worth individuals. We also work together with other tax, accounting and legal firms to serve their clients with high quality tax and dispute resolution advice.

Leveraging our network’s collective knowledge and strong relationships with tax authorities, we employ extensive technical understanding and local experience to help clients achieve the best outcome. Our teams work together locally and globally to help ensure consistency across borders and gain strong results from a worldwide perspective across the tax dispute continuum.

Transaction & documentation
review tax
  • Evaluating transactions “from the revenue authority’s perspective” and providing assistance in working through the relevant processes, to obtain technical rulings, opinions, clearances and waivers in advance of your transactions
  • Preparing documentation and files to support tax positions in anticipation of future tax authority request for information
  • Shielding confidential tax analyses from inappropriate tax authority scrutiny in jurisdictions having a form of legal privilege
  • Navigating voluntary disclosure, advance compliance and other tax authority programs.
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Tax audits
and queries
  • Negotiating audits, responses to audit queries, and, where regulations permit, judicial appeals
  • Responding to tax authority demands
    for information or documentation
  • Engaging with the tax authority to agree on a project-based approach to progressing issues collaboratively
  • Working with senior officials to help ensure stated administrative policies and procedures are followed.
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Tax dispute
& controversy process
  • Making informed decisions on preferred options for resolving difficult disputes, e.g. alternative forms of dispute resolution, settlement, and, in certain jurisdictions, litigation
  • Helping finalize settlements and
    ensure appropriate documentation in collaboration with
    the tax authority
  • Managing the tax dispute resolution process in a non-confrontational and effective manner
  • Using all available procedures and processes we bring closure to your disputes, effectively and efficiently.
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* Legal services may not be offered to SEC registrant audit clients or where otherwise prohibited by law. KPMG LLP, the United States member firm of KPMG International does not provide legal services.

Sharon Katz Pearlman

Sharon Katz Pearlman

Head of Dispute Resolution & Controversy

+1 212 872 6084

Meet the team

Tax Dispute Resolution and Controversy contacts from around the world.