For this reason, DATEV began to look further outside Europe. Since establishing the transoceanic alliance with the Japanese company TKC, DATEV has been looking for solutions to the cross-border concerns of its members. At the beginning of the 21st century, DATEV opened up new markets within the European Union. With the establishment of DATEV.cz s.r.o. to assist tax consultants in the Czech Republic and Germany with local clients, DATEV pursued its goal of supporting its members internationally. Further market expansions with new locations in Austria, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Spain, and Slovakia offer individual local solutions with DATEV's quality standards. As a result of increasing cross-border trade and growing European legal and tax issues, DATEV maintains an Information Office in Brussels, at the heart of the European Union.