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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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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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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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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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Rites of Spring, Washington-Style

Springtime in Washington means cherry blossoms, federal budget proposals, debt ceiling debates, and a host of other seasonal events. In the TEI world, we count our Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury liaison meetings and our Midyear Conference as falling into this “seasonal” bucket. These events, to gather and exchange… Read more »

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Keith Piper

Keith Piper’s longtime appreciation for tax began directly after his graduation from Pennsylvania State University. “More than thirty years ago, during my first job out of college, I was a staff accountant with a cable television company in Northern Virginia and assigned responsibilities for property taxes and income tax provision,… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Aylin Losavio

Aylin Losavio, director of taxes and shared services at RTI International, started her career in banking as a commercial loan underwriter, but quickly gravitated toward the tax thicket, which involved…wait for it…receipts in a shoebox. After completing a management rotation through the Banking Centers, she was presented with an opportunity… Read more »

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Throwbacks (and I Don’t Mean Old Tax Lawyers) Are Awful

It’s no revelation that I think state corporate income taxes are ineffective and inefficient ways to raise revenue. For a wide variety of reasons, taxes on corporate profits don’t work all that well. Many defend corporate levies in the belief that corporations use services and should pay. But this benefits… Read more »

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67th Midyear Conference Photo Highlights

             

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