Author: Tax Executive Staff

TEI Submits Comments on the European Commission’s Proposed Directive on Debt-Equity Bias Reduction Allowance

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On July 28, TEI submitted comments to the European Commission (EC) regarding the EC’s proposal to set forth rules on a debt-equity bias reduction allowance (DEBRA) and on limiting the deductibility of interest for corporate income tax purposes. The EC proposed to accomplish this objective by providing for “the deductibility… Read more »

TEI Holds First ‘Simulive’ Event

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This past August and September, TEI held its first simulive event, the 2022 Tax Technology Simulive Seminar. The in-person Tax Technology Seminar took place in May in San Francisco, and the simulive event enabled more TEI attendees to participate in the event virtually several months later. The simulive format involved… Read more »

Reconnecting at TEI’s Annual Conference

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I am very excited about TEI’s 77th Annual Conference, as well as the host of other events we are planning for the year. First, it was so rewarding and energizing to spend time and reconnect with TEI’s members, speakers, and sponsors in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Annual Conference offered more than… Read more »

Continuing Education Calendar

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  2022 Virtual 77th Annual Conference: Simulive Edition November 29–December 7 Virtual 2023 Federal Tax Course – Level 1: Simulive Edition January 9–February 28 Virtual US International Tax Course: Simulive Edition January 11–March 2 Virtual Mergers & Acquisitions Seminar February 6–7 Nashville, TN 73rd Midyear Conference March 19–22 Washington, DC… Read more »

TEI Comments on European Commission’s Proposal to Implement Uniform EU-Wide Withholding Tax System

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TEI commented on the initiative of the European Commission (EC) to introduce a common, European Union-wide system for withholding taxes on dividend and interest payments in June 2022. The initiative is intended to standardize and simplify the varied withholding tax approaches of EU member states. Those approaches vary by country,… Read more »

The Inflation Reduction Act: The Biggest Takeaways for Tax Professionals

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On August 16, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act amid a ton of fanfare. A $700 billion, three-pronged bill that addresses health care, climate, and tax policy, the act is poised to shake up the tax landscape for years to come. The law is set to raise $300… Read more »

TEI’s State & Local Tax Committee Monitors Multistate Tax Commission Uniformity Projects

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TEI’s State and Local Tax Committee is engaging with Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) staff and state administrators on two substantive uniformity projects the MTC is undertaking. The first project is a white paper on the state taxation of digital products. Committee members and TEI staff have informally discussed the issues… Read more »

TEI Members Participate in Focus Groups With the Government Accountability Office

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TEI’s IRS Administrative Affairs Committee members recently participated in focus group discussions with the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The focus groups were aimed at providing feedback to assist the GAO with its recommendations to Congress regarding how to improve the dispute-resolution tools available at IRS Appeals. The focus groups were… Read more »

TEI Holds Audits & Appeals Seminar for First Time Since 2019

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This September, TEI held its first Audits & Appeals Seminar since 2019, welcoming over 120 attendees and seventy faculty members to brand-new, light-filled Capital One Hall in Tysons, Virginia. This year’s seminar featured federal tax controversy and state and local tax controversy tracks, and was well-timed given the recently enacted… Read more »

Steve Saunders

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Steve Saunders gained an appreciation of the complexity of tax early in his career as a CPA. Here’s how he explains it: “I assumed tax was fairly prescriptive and predictable. As my work became more complex, I gained an appreciation for the nonlinear thinking that is so necessary to being… Read more »