On September 24th, Baker Tilly Hughes Blake hosted a US – Ireland Business Seminar in the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland. The theme of the seminar focussed on the strong trading relations that exist between the US and Ireland from a commercial and tax perspective and the key considerations for international expansion between the two jurisdictions.
Alma O’Brien, Head of Tax for Baker Tilly Hughes Blake and Joe O’Neill, Managing Partner of Tax from Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, kicked off the evening before Jim Alajbeju, Head of International Tax from Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, provided an insight to the recent US tax reform.
The theme was expanded upon as Brendan Murphy, Tax Director engaged with guest speakers Pat Rigney from The Shed Distillery, Steve Krol from SentryOne along with Jim and Joe on the tax and commercial considerations of expanding businesses between Ireland and the US. The discussion captured the strength of the Irish and US economies at present and how our close trading links and increased connectivity to all major markets and hubs has assisted international expansion at present.
It was an evening filled with technical insights and useful information for companies looking to expand internationally.