By the Numbers

Ranking Global Tax Competitiveness

A country’s tax code is integral to economic performance because its purpose is to promote economic development while raising revenue for government priorities. The tax code can make or break a domestic economy, the awareness of which has spurred most countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)… Read more »

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Don’t Mess With the IRS

Later in this issue of Tax Executive, you will read an article by an Alston & Bird tax professional on the subject of tax evasion, a serious crime. According to the IRS Criminal Investigation Division’s 2017 Annual Report, in 2017 alone 1,811 of the 3,019 investigations it initiated were for… Read more »

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Tax Tech Matters

In an evolving corporate tax environment—especially now, with tax reform keeping tax professionals on their toes—adaptability is more important than ever, and surely that includes the need to stay with the times. Technology’s place in tax cannot be overlooked, and the folks at Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE know that. ONESOURCE’s 2018… Read more »

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Diversity in Tax Employment

In December 2017, Tax Talent released its 2018 Diversity in Tax Report, which highlights diversity trends and, specifically, pinpoints racial and gender shifts in tax employment in 2017. Using Tax Talent’s database of corporate in-house tax professionals, combined with data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the American Institute… Read more »

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State Tax Updates 2018

As the world of federal tax was shaken up by the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, U.S. tax departments across the country continue to adjust. One of the main pieces of the new tax bill is the lowered corporate tax rate, which had not been… Read more »

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OECD Corporate Tax Rates

Compared with the thirty-four other countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), until recently the United States boasted the highest corporate tax rate, but with the signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 in December, the United States significantly lowered its rate from thirty-five… Read more »

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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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