Roundtable

TEI Roundtable No. 17: The View From the Corner Office: What Keeps Them Up at Night?
It’s tax reform, international issues, succession planning, growth versus risk, and dealing with multiple stakeholders and interested parties, including the media—to name just a few

While some might envy the corporate tax vice presidents and senior counsel who occupy the corner office, there’s no denying they have a difficult job, one that is subject to increasing pressures due to changes in tax laws and to increasing media and public interest in tax issues. To get… 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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TEI Roundtable No. 15: A VAT in the United States—Fat Chance?
Will we ever enact a value-added tax, or is it just too political?

Many countries in the world have a value-added tax (VAT), including our neighbor to the north. But, so far, Congress has shied away from implementing a VAT in the United States, for—and let’s be real—mostly political reasons. But is it an impossibility? For this roundtable, we convened a group of… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 14: The Evolving Role of State Tax Professionals
More responsibility, more tax integration now part of landscape

In recent years, we’ve seen the role of state tax professionals change fairly significantly, in terms of responsibilities, having a “seat at the table,” and relationships with their supervisors and peers. To find out more about what’s happening in this space, we convened a roundtable of state tax professionals including… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 13: Ethics and Tax Planning
In the end, tax planners must be comfortable explaining to taxpayers how they report transactions

Tax planning and ethics. For some corporate tax practitioners, the combination is not exactly like the perfect martini, but more like the perfect storm. However, like it or not, both are extremely important when advising clients about tax issues. For this roundtable, we convened a group with a world of… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 12: The Evolving Education of Tax Professionals
Trying to meet corporate needs for more well-rounded students in changing times

The education of tax professionals has never been as important—or as complex. Tax laws and regulations are proliferating, the international tax scene is burgeoning, online education is on the rise, and, according to some observers, many students expect different educational experiences. In November, we convened a roundtable to explore these… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 11: What Keeps CTOs Up at Night
Retroactivity issues and the Apple case may trigger some angst, but what often cause concern for CTOs on the firing line are business developments they don't know about

  For chief tax officers (CTOs), there are everyday worries, and then there are worries that keep them up at night—BEPS, changing compliance requirements, and increasing demands on their time, to name just a few. Tax Executive convened a roundtable to discuss in more detail the changing role of CTOs… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 10: Tax Plans of the Presidential Candidates
Shockingly (Haha), Clinton and Trump Proposals Differ Dramatically

This is not your typical presidential election season. So, as we prepare this issue of the magazine, tax issues are not on the front burner. Who knows what will happen during the debates or as the campaign heads inexorably toward Election Day? For this roundtable, we convened a group of… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 9: Technology Standards & the Tax Function
Hosting issues, cloud-based data aggregation, and cybersecurity protection — mixed in with corporate tax requirements — are among the key concerns.

As technology standards continue to change, so do their impact on the tax function and corporate tax professionals. Tax Executive convened a roundtable to discuss the burgeoning relationship among technology standards, tax requirements, and the changing dynamics of tax professionals. Kelly Necessary, senior director of tax at Time Warner Cable;… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 9: Six Past TEI Presidents From Canada Share Their Stories
Spanning Four Decades, There’s a Lot to Learn From These Former Head Honchos

In this special issue focused on Canada, it seemed only appropriate that the Roundtable we convened also reflect a Canadian bent. To that end, we invited the six living TEI presidents from Canada to discuss their tenures at the helm of the organization, including Vincent Alicandri (2008–09), David Burn (1986–87),… Read more »

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