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U.S. Tax Reform: History in Review

With the recent signing of new tax reform legislation in the United States and its implications sweeping through in-house tax offices—not to mention the entire nation—it’s easy to lose sight of how we got to this point. Taxation in the United States has been controversial since before the country’s independence,… Read more »

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Fraser Reid

“It’s for tax reasons.” You’ve heard that expression before. For Fraser Reid, vice president, taxation, at Teekay Shipping (Canada) Ltd., it was a turning point in his career. Here’s how Reid explains it: “When I was completing my thirty months of articling for my chartered accountant (CA) designation in the… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Mitchell Trager

For Mitchell Trager, senior tax counsel at Georgia-Pacific LLC, involvement in the tax industry really was a way of life. His father, who passed away when Trager was a teenager, was a tax attorney for a major New York law firm. “We used to talk about what he did, what… Read more »

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TEI’s 72nd Annual Conference
Highlights from Toronto

           

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Elevating Examination Concerns Within the New LB&I
The Expert: Rosemary Sereti

For contentious U.S. federal tax issues, tax controversy management tends to follow a horizontal path from examination to appeals and finally litigation. The likelihood of being embroiled in a contentious issue increased recently as the Internal Revenue Service’s Large Business & International (LB&I) Division announced another round of campaigns. Campaign… Read more »

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Hold on Tight—It’s 2018!

As we closed out 2017, there was no shortage of apprehension, uncertainty, and stress around the tax world, as Congress and the White House sought to complete work on far-reaching tax legislation. To be sure, the sausage-grinding exercise that passed for tax reform bore little resemblance to the order and… Read more »

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Audit on the Rise: Accessing Data Across Jurisdictions Essential Post-BEPS

The Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit-Shifting (BEPS) set by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is creating a high-stakes audit environment for multinational enterprises. With jurisdictions around the world enacting legislation to boost transparency and end corporate tax avoidance, a lack of data accessibility across jurisdictions… Read more »

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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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