PwC has been present in Chile since 1914. For more than 100 years we have rendered professional services to the most prestigious local and global companies doing business in Chile and abroad.
Our main objective is to help our clients be successful and assist them into making correct and efficient business decisions. For that purpose, we provide them timely consultancy services regarding relevant tax and legal issues for their businesses, considering applicable legislation and business structuring, adding value via proposing innovative solutions in an efficient manner.
Our Tax and Legal Services Department counts with a staff of excellence formed by approximately 480 professionals, most of which are lawyers and certified accountants, located in our offices at Santiago, Viña del Mar, Concepción, and Puerto Montt.
Puente Sur is a full-service tax and accounting firm with more than 27 years of history dedicated to support foreign investors in Chile in all of their tax-related matters, providing innovative solutions and a personalized approach to their client’s problems.
Puente Sur’s tax advisory unit is run by tax attorney Ignacio Gepp, a recognized voice within the public debate being carried through Chilean local newspapers and other specialized media (Bloomberg, International VAT Monitor, Diario Financiero, La Tercera / Pulso, EMOL or Estado Diario).
With more than 130 people on staff (a mix between economists, lawyers, CPAs, etc.), a client can walk in due to an issue with the Chilean tax authority and walk out with a full reprocessing of 6 years-worth of tax and accounting records, if so, was reasonably demanded by the authority to end a conflict.
Assisting clients from over 20 different industries, the firm has extensive proven experience, especially in the energy industry, telecoms, digital services and assisting international investments funds.
Puente Sur is a member of Praxity, one of the largest alliances of independent accounting firms in the world.
In Chile, KPMG has a strong tax practice that has been steadily growing with presence in six cities including our national office in Santiago and regional offices in Viña del Mar, Concepcion, Antofagasta, Valdivia and Puerto Montt.
The firm's services include domestic and international tax advisory, tax disputes, corporate tax, labor tax, expatriate tax services, transfer pricing, capital market, tax planning and transactional tax services including tax due diligence work as well as acquisition structuring, review of financial models and assistance with negotiations.
Currently the team has more than 40 full time tax lawyers covering a wide range of tax specialties, and considering other more than 150 tax professionals, mainly tax accountants and economists. Within our team we have a large number of professionals with post graduate degrees from local as well as foreign universities (NYU, University of Florida, LSE, Leiden, etc.).