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Dealing With Complicated Spreadsheets

This is the sixth installment of our Tax Technology Corner. As a corporate tax professional, you know how important technology is and how it’s evolving at warp speed. With new regulatory and compliance initiatives in the federal, state, and international areas, landmark tax reform legislation, and globalization of tax monitoring… Read more »

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Bonus Depreciation—A Case Study in TEI Advocacy

Welcome to another installment of Advocacy Agenda, a periodic column that aims to share select insights and observations of interest to TEI members about the post-tax reform advocacy environment in Washington, D.C. The historic tax reforms enacted in Public Law 115-97, colloquially known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act… Read more »

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Digital Tax
The Experts: Kathrine Kimball, Sofie Stas, and Su Merck

Question: Why should a “non-digital-born” company be concerned about digital tax? It’s a valid question. Many taxpayers that operate in traditional, supply-chain-based business models rightfully tuned out of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) earliest discussions of digital tax, thinking it was exclusively for “digital-born” taxpayers. However, the… Read more »

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Timothy Chuk

Timothy Chuk’s first major interest wasn’t tax—it was architecture. He first developed an interest in tax while working for an organization that developed a different type of architecture—IBM. “Achieving business objectives in today’s ever-evolving global landscape requires tax planning and foresight to strategically move the business forward,” Chuk explains. The… Read more »

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Acknowledgments

TEI gratefully acknowledges the support of the following firms that sponsored TEI’s Annual Conference. Their financial support enables TEI to maintain a rich program of value-added education, networking, and advocacy activities for the in-house tax community. Platinum Thomson Reuters, TEI’s Exclusive Affinity PartnerAndersenBaker McKenzieBloomberg TaxCSC Corptax Deloitte Tax LLPErnst &… Read more »

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Beyond Regulatory Compliance: Five Key Questions Tax Analytics Can Help Companies Answer

Corporate tax departments manage and process large volumes of data, but that data typically is leveraged only in core compliance processes—generating tax filings and returns and accounting for transaction taxes, income taxes, and transfer pricing. But limiting the use of all that data to the compliance function is a missed… Read more »

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Global Tax Competitiveness in 2019

What makes a well-structured tax code? According to the Tax Foundation, it’s one that is easy to comply with and that promotes economic development while raising sufficient revenue for a government’s priorities. In last year’s January/February issue of Tax Executive, we shared the Tax Foundation’s rankings of all tax codes… Read more »

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The Road to the Next Four Years

This year’s United States presidential election, which is the 59th quadrennial presidential election, is scheduled to be held on November 3. All presidential primaries and caucuses will take place between February and June 2020. As of this writing, six states have canceled their Republican caucuses or primaries: Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii,… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Soonthree Cochrane

Soonthree Cochrane, senior manager of tax policy and controls at Lockheed Martin Corporation, went right into tax after college graduation. At the time, she says, most college graduates with accounting degrees started their professional careers in audit at accounting firms. But auditing didn’t appeal to her. “I was lucky to… Read more »

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A Really, Really Interesting Year Ahead

If we were celebrating only TEI’s seventy-fifth anniversary, it would certainly be an exciting year. Or, if 2020 were merely a presidential election year, characterized by a touchy debate about digitalization, Pillars One and Two, and Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) implementation, the year would certainly be interesting. But… Read more »

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