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TEI Comes to Argentina

More than one hundred in-house tax professionals gathered at the Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires to participate in the inaugural event in Argentina of TEI’s Latin America Chapter. Participants welcomed Latin America Chapter President Lionel Nobre (Dell Inc.) and Institute Executive Director Eli J. Dicker to share the history of… Read more »

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Service and Duty to Our Profession

Being an in-house tax professional means service to our employers and to the system of taxation of which we are a part. We are duty-bound to add value, skill, and competence to both, yet how we choose to fulfill those obligations is a matter of personal choice. For me, joining… Read more »

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Andy Vickers

Some tax specialists come to the profession late in life. But not Andy Vickers. For Vickers, vice president, corporate tax, at Nordstrom in Seattle, Washington, the business bug bit him in high school. “I was always math-focused in high school and interested in business generally,” Vickers explains. “I knew I… Read more »

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How Tax Nexus Is Primed to Change

Retailers face internal and external challenges when it comes to properly managing indirect tax compliance (e.g., sales, use, and VAT-like taxes), and the many degrees of complexity are ever changing. Internally, there are frequently too many cooks in the kitchen, and not by choice. Many people are involved in tax… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Donna Coté

Donna Coté considers herself lucky. She’s a fan of international tax and feels fortunate to work for a company that does business in more than 150 countries. Coté, corporate vice president, global head of tax at AECOM, says she has worked on projects involving “a high percentage” of those countries.… Read more »

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Almost Complete, Never Done

When TEI’s 2016–2017 year started and work began on our goals assembled under the theme “Staying Nimble With Change,” few could have envisioned the profound political shifts that would result from the 2016 national election cycle. Would the new political alignment create an environment conducive to enacting comprehensive tax reform… Read more »

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Rick Frost

Rick Frost is a fan of controversy. Well, not any controversy—tax controversy, to be exact. “Negotiating a win-win settlement that benefits the company and creates a platform for future success is very satisfying,” Frost says. Frost, currently vice president, tax, at Prudential Financial Inc., first became interested in tax issues… Read more »

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Best Practices for Adapting to Changing Tax Regimes

Jurisdictions around the world are increasingly using indirect tax legislation to drive tax revenue. For tax professionals in multinational organizations, it’s a dizzying task staying abreast of these changes and their implications for business. However, to effectively manage and minimize your company’s audit risk, it’s crucial to understand and adapt… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Stephen Dunphy

It’s almost axiomatic that a great teacher can make a major difference in your career, whether your field is athletics, entertainment, technology, or, yes, even tax. That certainly has been true for Stephen Dunphy, vice president, tax operations, at Ross Stores Inc. in the Silicon Valley. Dunphy earned his undergraduate… Read more »

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67th Midyear Conference Photo Highlights

             

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