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TEI Interview: John Koskinen
Former IRS commissioner gives TEI members an up-close look at why budgetary constraints presented a major challenge during his tenure—and still do

John Koskinen served as IRS commissioner for almost four years before leaving office in November 2017. As IRS commissioner, Koskinen dealt with thorny issues, including antiquated technology, the growing importance of international tax issues, and, of course, budget constraints. Tax Executive was granted one of the first interviews with Koskinen… Read more »

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Effective NOL Planning in Light of Tax Reform
Can your company unlock the value of net operating loss carryforwards to reduce future taxable income?

Under current tax rules, a corporation can generally carry back a net operating loss (NOL) to the two preceding taxable years and carry it forward up to the twenty taxable years following the loss to offset 100 percent of federal taxable income and ninety percent of the alternative taxable income.… Read more »

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Pros and Cons of Voluntarily Disclosing Past Wrongs
To disclose or not to disclose, that is the question

Hamlet’s thoughts weighed heavily upon him. Should he suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or take arms against a sea of troubles? For the young Prince of Denmark seeking to avenge his father’s death, the choice was action or inaction, and ultimately life or death. Fortunately, most tax… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 16: Diversity and Inclusion in the Tax Industry
A growing commitment to a policy with clear-cut business benefits

Workforce diversity is a concern in every industry, and tax is no exception. But what issues are currently relevant, and is there a business rationale for increasing diversity? To explore this topic further, Tax Executive convened a roundtable discussion group composed of diversity leaders in the industry, including Margie Dhunjishah,… Read more »

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2017 Annual Report

Institute Officers Audited Consolidating Financial Statements Tax executives Institute, Inc. and TEI Education Fund June 30, 2017 Independent Auditor’s Report To the Board of Directors Tax Executives Institute, Inc. and TEI Education Fund We have audited the accompanying consolidating financial statements of Tax Executives Institute, Inc. and TEI Education Fund… Read more »

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Section 199 and Cloud Software: Clearing the Fog
Are you up-to-date on current Treasury regs?

The domestic production activity deduction under Section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (hereinafter “Section 199”), provides a deduction equal to nine percent of the lesser of taxable income or income attributable to certain qualified production activities. For the 2016 fiscal year, this deduction was estimated… Read more »

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Practical Questions for Multinationals in an MLI World
MLI moves to implementation with open issues and challenges

Now that the multilateral instrument (MLI)1 coordinated by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has been signed by over seventy jurisdictions,2 the new international tax agreement has moved to the implementation phase, with open issues and challenges ahead. The practical outgrowth of the OECD’s project to address base… Read more »

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Introducing VAT in the Gulf States
Development affects not only domestic supplies of goods and services but also purchases made from unestablished suppliers

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which comprises the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait, has decided that its member countries will implement a value-added tax (VAT) system by 2018. This decision was adopted in the context of a dramatic drop in recent years in the oil… Read more »

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Addressing New Federal Partnership Audit Rules and Reporting of Federal Adjustments to States
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 provides opportunity for greater uniformity

In recent years Tax Executives Institute, Inc. (TEI), has met with various state organizations and revenue departments to encourage standardizing the rules for reporting federal audit adjustments. These efforts have been fruitful but have even greater potential for success with the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA),… Read more »

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Congress Pivots From Health Care to Tax Reform
Ultimate outcome on taxes in 2017 still up in the air

Benjamin Franklin is frequently credited with saying that there’s nothing certain in life except death and taxes. I would suggest an addendum to this adage for 2017: another certainty is the steady drumbeat of news stories claiming that tax reform is imperative and imminent. Years of hearings, commissions, white papers,… Read more »

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