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Korean Versus U.S. Tax Controversy Practice
The Expert: Michael Quigley

There are key differences between South Korean and U.S tax practices, which all professionals involved in a Korean subsidiary’s tax audit should note. Question: What’s the best way to manage your Korean subsidiary’s tax audit while avoiding frustration and surprise? After leading the tax controversy groups at two outstanding global law… Read more »

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A Survival Guide for In-House Accountants

In-house accountants are understandably anxious about being caught in the crosshairs of technological change. After all, better software and improved machine learning are automating many basic accounting functions, and stricter managerial scrutiny has put many in-house teams in the unenviable position of having to defend the accuracy, efficiency, and value… Read more »

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On BEPS, Other International Issues

Deloitte released its 2019 BEPS and the Global Tax Reset Survey, which garnered responses from 405 people in 35 countries, most of whom carry the title of tax director or tax vice president for their organizations. Although some of the results were to be expected, such as that sixty-two percent… Read more »

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Shirley Chin

After practicing as a corporate attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, Shirley Chin returned to San Francisco and spent several years advising nonprofits. In addition to general board advisory and corporate governance work, the technical law that governs exempt organizations is tax law, she notes, with a… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Alisa Margolis

Alisa Margolis went to law school with one goal: to become a trial lawyer. “I loaded up on trial courses, including taking clinics involving litigation and earning a spot on the Moot Court Honor Society trial team. I did, however, take a few tax courses just in case anything related… Read more »

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Acknowledgments

TEI gratefully acknowledges the support of the following firms that sponsored TEI’s Midyear 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 BNA… Read more »

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TEI at 75: Recognizing the Individuals, Departments, and Tax Systems We Serve Around the World

Happy seventy-fifth birthday, Tax Executives Institute! This milestone in the evolution of TEI belongs to everyone associated with the Institute, and I am greatly honored and humbled to serve as your international president during TEI’s seventy-fifth year. Seventy-five years ago (August 8, 1944, to be exact), under the leadership of… Read more »

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Thank You for the Opportunity to Serve

I cast my year as TEI president in terms of a challenge to the Institute: Elevate TEI’s profile and communicate its value. The dynamic and sometimes volatile global tax and regulatory landscape presented TEI with tremendous opportunities to show its mettle and reaffirm its position as the leading voice of… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Kristin Mikolaitis

When Kristin Mikolaitis first took a tax policy class in college, it “knocked my socks off,” she says. “That was when I first understood that tax is one of the primary tools for shaping economic and social policy in the United States—for showing which activities and people are valued, which… Read more »

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Anthony O’Donnell

Anthony (Tony) O’Donnell was a history major in college and, during his formal legal training, never set out to pursue tax. “I fell into it late in law school when I took the basic tax course and found that the key concepts of tax made sense to me and the… Read more »

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