Tax

William Fry Tax Advisors brings together tax lawyers, accountants and consultants in one highly innovative team. We work with domestic and international corporations, entrepreneurs, family businesses, trusts and high net worth individuals.

We provide the following tax services:

  • Using Ireland as part of a group business strategy
  • Tax due diligence reports
  • Mergers and acquisitions - tax structuring and negotiation
  • Corporate reorganisations
  • Revenue Audit health checks and advice on audits and settlements
  • Transfer pricing reviews and mutual assistance procedures
  • Structured finance including securitisations & financial engineering
  • Indirect Taxation planning and compliance
  • Private client including asset protection & personal tax planning
  • Tax litigation including negotiation, arbitration & settlements
  • Employee benefits and remuneration
  • IP structuring
  • Annual Corporate and Personal Tax Compliance

William Fry Tax Advisors was awarded Ireland Tax Firm of the Year and Impact Deal of the Year at the International Tax Review European Awards 2019 in London. 

We work with colleagues in other practice areas and industry sectors, forming multi-disciplinary teams to design and implement creative tax solutions, with particular experience in financial services, retail, technology, communications, construction, leisure & entertainment, personal and trust services.

We work closely with clients to resolve tax matters with tax authorities before any court proceedings commence. We provide reviews on tax filing positions taken by taxpayers and legacy tax matters. Please download our Tax Litigation and Disputes brochure by clicking here or the image below.

WF Tax Litigation Disputes Brochure

William Fry Tax Advisors is, exclusively, Taxand Ireland. With more than 400 tax partners and over 2,000 advisors in over 40 countries, Taxand is the world’s largest organisation of tax advisors to multinational businesses.

 

Our experience includes advising:

  • Multinational corporations on using Ireland as part of their global supply chain;
  • Multinational corporations on all compliance aspects;
  • Government and public authorities on public/ private partnership arrangements;
  • Litigation support for both the public and private sector;
  • Multinational and domestic corporations on adopting suitable transfer pricing policies;
  • IPO's and public debt listings across many industry sectors. 

 

Budget 2022 Tax Strategy Group Papers

On 16 September 2021, the Department of Finance published the Tax Strategy Group (TSG) papers on the various options for tax policy changes in advance of Budget 2022. Budget 2022 is due to be published on 12 October 2021. The Corporation Tax TSG paper discusses the introduction of the ATAD-compliant interest limitation rule (ILR). The ILR will be highly complex and will have implications for most Irish businesses.


Summary of Irish and International Tax Measures in Response to COVID-19 & Future Developments

Summary of Irish and international tax measures in response to COVID-19 & future developments.


Guidelines for Exchange of Information between ODCE and the Revenue Commissioners in accordance with the Companies Act 2014

The Revenue Commissioners have updated updated the Collection Manual Guidelines for Exchange of Information between ODCE and the Revenue Commissioners in accordance with the Companies Act, 2014.


Taxand: Strong M&A activity forecast for H2 after fast start to 2021

Taxand’s 2021 Guide provides commentary and insights into the tax treatment of global M&A deals.


New Stamp Duty Rate for Bulk Purchases of Residential Properties

On 19 May 2021, Ireland passed a financial resolution introducing a new stamp duty rate of 10% targeted at the “bulk buying” of certain residential units.


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Department

  • "The team is professional, well informed and forward thinking. Very responsive, with an excellent range of tax knowledge both locally and internationally." Legal 500 2020, Tax 
  • William Fry's Tax team have been described as "professional, well informed and forward thinking" as well as being a "responsive and partner-led tax practice issuing practical advice." One client notes that the team has an abundance of "knowledge, experience, professionalism and the ability to apply lateral thinking and multi solutions." Another client adds that they have "an excellent range of tax knowledge both locally and internationally." They are very "responsive and helpful, and we fully trust the advice that we receive."  Legal 500 2020
  • There's a real broadness, a client states "You can talk to one person who has a legal, tax and international perspective all in one".  Other sources appreciate the client-centric service provided by team members: "We've got a great relationship with the team and we find them to be very effective. They really demonstrate their commitment to client service". ​Chamber Europe 2019  
  • "William Fry's commitment to client service is excellent", says one source, who also praises "their real breadth of knowledge and willingness to allocate the people required when there is a need for a quick turnaround." Another reports that the "technical depth, exposure and experience of the senior team set them apart." Chambers Europe 2018
  • "Sources assert that "from a technical perspective they are clear and direct." Interviewees also value the team's "responsiveness to client needs and commercial awareness." Chambers Europe 2017
  • William Fry’s practice includes Sonya Manzor, who ‘devises well-thought-out tax strategies’ for clients such as King Digital Entertainment. International tax specialist. Legal 500 EMEA 2017
  • "The firm is very responsive and has great resources, including access to a global network of tax advisers, which benefits us internationally and is a fantastic asset. The firm's ability to provide both legal and tax advice really ensures everything fits together." Chambers Europe 2016

Team

Sonya Manzor

  • "Sonya Manzor leads a very strong team at William Fry. I have worked with Sonya for several years and have always found her and the members of the wider William Fry team to be excellent. Sonya and her team provide superb client service to us." Legal 500 2021, Tax 
  • According to clients, Manzor is "technically very good, commercial in her approach and gives excellent client support." Chambers Europe 2020 
  • "I really admire the way that Manzor is able to review advice and drill into the key technical points and make very sensible, constructive comments on the tax issues," enthuses one highly impressed interviewee. Chambers Europe 2019
  • The "outstanding" Sonya Manzor is a key name in the corporate tax space. Legal 500 2018 
  • Clients describe her as "a very talented individual and creative thinker." She assisted with the sale of Phillips 66's interests in the Whitegate Oil Refinery. Chambers Europe 2018
  • Sonya Manzor is "well renowned for her technical expertise in a broad spectrum of tax matters, including inward investment, corporate reorganisations and M&A transactions". Chambers Europe 2017
  • Sonya Manzor is the firm's most prominent corporate tax lawyer, coming recognised for her "tremendous knowledge and experience. She understands direct and indirect tax in Ireland, the EU and the US. She is instrumental in coming up with creative ideas to get around the problems we face."  Chambers Europe 2016

Brian Duffy

  • "Brian Duffy is commercial and responsive." Legal 500 2020, Tax

Ted McGrath

  • According to clients, Ted McGrath offers "practical, concise, sound and logical commercial advice."  Chambers Europe 2020 
  • Ted McGrath debuts in the rankings this year on the back of strong client endorsements. "McGrath gives very pragmatic and direct advice," reports one pleased client, adding: "He can weigh up the commercial aspects of the deal." Chambers Europe 2019

Declan Lavelle

  • "Declan Lavelle is top drawer, maintaining a friendly approach coupled with advice of the highest quality." Legal 500 2020, Tax

Rachel Fox

  • "Rachel delivers practical legal advice, provided in a timely fashion and with the highest attention to quality." Legal 500 2021, Tax

Key Contacts

Sonya Manzor Partner

Brian Duffy Partner

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