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Taxable Nexus: Moving Toward an Economic Approach
Corporate tax professionals might consider OECD approach

In this article we discuss the global trend toward taxing foreign companies with significant business abroad that have managed, by dodging local permanent establishment requirements, to remain outside the tax net in the countries where they do business. In particular, we discuss the recent trend whereby taxing authorities have significantly… Read more »

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Tax Avoidance vs. Tax Evasion
What every tax director needs to know about criminal tax fraud

Reducing tax liability is a top priority for every corporate tax department. But that priority must be tempered by tax compliance obligations. Increasingly complex business relationships and transactions—often accompanied by increasingly complex tax planning—can leave even the most sophisticated tax practitioners wondering how the Internal Revenue Service will react to… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 21: TCJA Implementation: A View From the Trenches
Dealing with landmark legislation takes a special kind of planning

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) implementation, compliance, and planning is a work in progress. How are tax professionals in the trenches dealing with this landmark legislation? To find out, we convened a roundtable of experts including Stephanie Kuykendall, vice president and general tax counsel at Shell Oil Company; Jason… Read more »

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Wayfair: Practical Implications for the Business World
Now companies must go beyond tracking where salespersons and property go to make proper nexus determinations

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 21, 2018, decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the business world has changed dramatically. In determining that, under certain conditions, a state could require a remote seller to collect and remit sales and use tax liabilities, the Court overturned its own… Read more »

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The Credit We Love to Hate
How to ease the pain of R&D tax credits

We’ve all been taught not to raise certain topics at work, among them religion and politics, to name just two. They are polarizing and could even be career-ending, depending on whom you engage with or how the conversation goes. What about water-cooler topics like traffic, Mondays, audits, or R&D tax… Read more »

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The Votes Are In: State Responses to Federal Tax Reform
TCJA’s impact on states poses practical concerns and challenges

H.R. 1,1 colloquially known by its former name, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), made sweeping changes to the Internal Revenue Code and has far-reaching implications for state tax systems that broadly conform to the IRC. This article highlights state legislative and administrative responses to the TCJA as well… Read more »

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TCJA—So Many Questions, So Little Time
Law leaves significant open questions for Treasury and the IRS to answer

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the act commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA, PL 115-97). Like much tax legislation, the TCJA provides a legislative framework but leaves a significant number of questions to be answered by the Treasury Department and the… Read more »

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Managing Uncertainty: A Survival Guide to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
TCJA is complex, convoluted, with a dearth of administrative guidance

With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), tax executives face the most uncertainty in interpreting and applying the tax law they have ever encountered. As is the apparent norm these days, with game-changing congressional legislation, the TCJA was cobbled together quickly, and its clarity… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 20: Tax Reform and Tax Technology
Regulatory uncertainty means that tax departments face significant challenges

With the passage of the largest overhaul of the tax code in more than three decades, it was axiomatic that the technology used by tax practitioners would be directly impacted. What has that impact been, and what has it meant for in-house tax departments? To answer those questions, we scheduled… Read more »

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Tax Leaders Face a Generational Reckoning
Success calls for new tax technology talent and tools

The Who’s 1965 anthem furiously announced the arrival of a new generation whose values differed markedly from those of its predecessors. If current tax function leaders tune in to the thirty- and forty-somethings in their ranks, they’ll hear about similarly dramatic changes regarding the technology tools the function will soon… Read more »

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