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States Embrace Broader Rules for Taxing E-Commerce Income

The state corporate income tax implications of e-commerce are largely uncertain for multistate corporations making sales without a physical footprint. “Pure” e-commerce transactions constitute an ever-growing segment of the economy and include, for example, sales of cloud computing services; access to streaming content; music, video, and software downloads; online educational… Read more »

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TEI Website and Community Manager Lorelei Bassi on TEI Connect

TEI has launched TEI Connect to provide a user-friendly platform for its members. To find out more about this uber-practical online tool, we interviewed Lorelei Bassi, TEI’s website and community manager. Q. What is TEI Connect? A. TEI Connect is TEI’s newly launched community system, designed to be a user-friendly… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Nicole Curran

Transfer pricing is a key issue for multinational companies. As the chief tax officer for TouchPoint, Nicole Curran is acutely aware of the importance of transfer pricing—and she relishes its complexity and nuance. “With ongoing economic globalization, the recent challenges of the OECD’s BEPS project on existing transfer pricing rules… Read more »

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Delivering on Our Promise: Merci Beaucoup, Toronto

By design, there is something for everyone at a TEI Annual Conference. The reason is that TEI is committed to serving the entire in-house tax professional community and, at our conferences, we have the opportunity to deliver on that commitment. If all attendees can bring back actionable insights relevant to… Read more »

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Acknowledgments

TEI gratefully acknowledges the support of the following firms that sponsored TEI’s Annual Conference. Their financial support enables TEI to maintain a rich program of value-added education, networking, and advocacy activities for the in-house tax community. Platinum Thomson Reuters (TEI’s Exclusive Affinity Partner) Andersen Tax Baker & McKenzie LLP Bloomberg… Read more »

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Catherine Gallagher

Catherine (Cathy) Gallagher is vice president of tax and human resources at Connell Limited Partnership, a privately owned holding company comprising primarily flow-through entities. So which area of corporate tax does she find most interesting? Structuring acquisitions and dispositions to be tax efficient. As Gallagher explains, “At Connell Limited Partnership,… Read more »

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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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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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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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