Moore Stephens to offer US tax services in London with new hire from Deloitte US

•    Linus Östberg joins from Deloitte Los Angeles ahead of US tax season
•    US tax advice in the UK ‘in very short supply’

Moore Stephens, the Top Ten accountancy network, is to offer US tax services from London, becoming one of the very few accountancy networks in the UK with this capability.

Moore Stephens says that US tax advice in the UK is in very short supply, with only a handful of larger firms having the expertise to advise US taxpayers based in the UK on what can be very complex tax affairs.

The service will be operated by Moore Stephens US Tax Services Limited, part of Moore Stephens Doeren Mayhew, the leading firm of Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors, based in Detroit, with offices in Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, Miami, and Zurich.

Linus Östberg, previously at Deloitte in Los Angeles, has been recruited to head up the US tax offering in London. Östberg is a triple-qualified US, UK and Swedish tax specialist, who has experience advising multinationals on tax strategy for their worldwide expatriate workforces, as well as advising high net-worth individuals on complex US tax planning.

Prior to his seven years at Deloitte, Östberg worked at RSM Tenon in London, advising non-domiciled individuals on complex personal tax affairs. He joins on 8 November, ahead of the busy US tax filing season.

Joseph A. Amine, CPA and Director at Moore Stephens Doeren Mayhew, comments: “London is an enormous banking centre, with a significant population of US expatriates who often find their options for tax services in London are very limited. We’re excited to offer Americans in London and businesses with a US connection a world-class service for their complex tax needs.

“We’re also delighted to welcome Linus to Moore Stephens. He has an excellent track record of advising on the most difficult and high-value cross-border tax affairs, and we look forward to supporting him in building our US tax capability in London.”

Simon Baylis, Head of Private Client Services in London says: “I am delighted to welcome Linus to work alongside the Private Client team in the London office.

“Linus’ wealth of expertise in advising US expatriates will be valuable for the whole team in the UK, as well as helping our US expatriate clients manage the complex tax challenges they face.”

Linus Östberg commented: “This is a hugely exciting time to be joining Moore Stephens and I look forward to helping unlock new opportunities and drive future growth.” 

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