Permanent establishment

Permanent establishment (PE) means having a taxable presence outside your company’s state of residence.

Tax authorities are adapting beyond the “bricks and mortar” definition, identifying PEs caused by overseas contractors, short-term business travelers, warehouse space, digital activity and more.
 

What EY can do for you

Businesses need to be vigilant about every aspect of their value chain to mitigate any unforeseen tax and other risks caused by PEs.

Our global network of International Tax Services teams can work with you to spot, manage and minimize your PE risk. We can help review and safeguard your existing operations, liaise with local tax authorities, advise you on new overseas projects and help you develop systems to manage PE risk.

We will put our strong sector experience and talented professionals who understand your business to devise workable solutions around your operating model.

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