Puente Sur


Avenida El Bosque Central 92, 8th floor
Las Condes
Santiago, 7550248

+56 (2) 2496-1000

Key contacts:

Partner: Ignacio Gepp
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Quick facts:

Members: 130 staff members (a mix between economists, lawyers, CPAs, etc.)
Network memberships: IFA / Praxity
Languages: English, Spanish

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.


Corporate tax matters:

  • M&A
  • Corporate taxes

Dispute resolution:

  • Audit defence

Tax advisory:

  • International tax advisory

Indirect tax:

  • VAT

  • We have actively advised a multinational Brazil-based Fintech in setting up their international operating model, which facilitates payment processing solutions around the globe. In our capacity, we guided the client in determining the tax considerations applicable to the multinational and its business partners, in order to secure adequate compliance of local regulation.
  • We have assisted a multinational renewable energy group headquartered in Japan, in setting up their investment structure in Chile, along with supporting their financing structure in order to remain in line with local regulation and OECD Guidelines on transfer pricing.
  • We have actively assisted a multinational company based in the US, that operates 45 data centers around the globe, in obtaining VAT refunds from the Chilean IRS, which are associated to the investment in extending their network of data centers in Chile
  • We actively advised an online marketplace for lodging and services based in the US, on tax policy matters concerning the regulation of indirect and direct taxes on digital services, applicable in Chile.
  • We have actively advised a multinational online delivery company based in Germany, in terms of presenting and sharing their business model with the Chilean IRS, in order to achieve better collaboration and adequate compliance.

  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Forestry
  • Government and public policy
  • Tech and telecoms