The WTS Group, one of the leading consulting firms for tax consulting and financial advisory, welcomes a new four-person US tax team around the new additions David Villwock and Steffen Leonhardt at the Frankfurt office. Their focus is on US tax law in the advisory fields of Global Expatriate Services, High Net Worth Individuals and Financial Services.
David Villwock comes from KPMG, where he has held various positions since 2007 advising a large number of expatriate clients in the US as well as wealthy private clients with a US background on issues of German and US tax law. Prior to that, the tax advisor and US enrolled agent worked at the tax boutique Augustin Partners in New York.
Steffen Leonhardt's focus is on US tax advice to companies from the financial sector and wealthy private clients with a US background. He has worked in KPMG's Global Mobility practice since 2013, where he supported individuals in particular in all US tax matters. From 2017 to 2020, the tax advisor and US enrolled agent was employed in the Financial Services Tax practice at EY. Here, his advisory focus was on US withholding taxes, the FATCA/CRS reporting regimes and a corresponding integration into the tax CMS landscape.
"Our new colleagues are well versed in both German and US tax law. With the new US tax team, we are one of the few providers in the German market that can provide such comprehensive tax advice to US-related individuals directly from Germany. Through WTS Legal, we are also in a position to support our clients in social security law for cross-border employee activities in the US. This makes us unique", comments Phillip Besson, head of the HR Taxes service line and partner at WTS.
At WTS, the new US Tax Team will work very closely with Frank Dissen, Partner and Global Head of Expatriate Services at the Frankfurt office, and will support clients in particular in the interaction of German and US tax law.
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