Who can help me to set up a subsidiary in the USA?
If you’d like to set up a subsidiary in the USA, you’ll need to hire a US lawyer to help you incorporate in your chosen state. They will advise you on how to structure your company and will talk you through the process. You should also seek advice from an international tax advisor, and appoint an accountant too.
If you want to set up a subsidiary in the USA from outside the country, there a number of people who can help you.
First, hire a US lawyer. They will help you to incorporate in your chosen state (and even advise you on which state to incorporate in if you’re not sure). You should also seek help from an international tax advisor as they’ll be able to explain all of the tax implications for expanding to the USA, and will help you to make sound decisions for your business.
You should also seek help from an accountant, appointing a professional to act for your business when filing tax returns and ensuring you’re complying with the US Internal Revenue Service.
Here at Foothold America, we can help you too: we interview, hire and handle the HR logistics for US-based workers so that you can start selling your goods and services straight away without worrying about how to find employees.
You can also talk to UK Trade and Investment (a government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy), the British Embassy in the Washington DCA and the Council of the American States in Europe website. These entities will be able to provide useful information about operating in the USA as a foreign business.
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