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Accelerating the Use of Tech Tools to Reach the Next Level

This is the seventh 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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RPA, DLT, ML, and AI: The New Normal in the Tax Function

The Expert: Anli Chen As recently as five years ago, technologies such as robotic process automation (RPA), distributed ledger technology (DLT), machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) were mere technology buzzwords for most tax professionals. Now, rarely do you see an organization that is not incorporating these technologies into… Read more »

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Fortifying TEI’s Future

When Paul Smith and his colleagues founded Tax Executives Institute (TEI) in 1944, the global economic landscape was almost exclusively on a war footing, with industrial productivity (in the United States and elsewhere) focused on supporting the Allied war effort. Smith’s vision for an organization dedicated to supporting industry tax… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Kevin Reddick

While studying for his B.B.A. in accounting, Kevin Reddick realized that he found tax inherently fascinating because it was similar to three-dimensional chess, which he describes as “a giant, messy, complex game that involves economics, finance, policy, and law, and its field of battle is often the court of public… Read more »

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Scott Clark

After Scott Clark was transferred early on in his career to start Provident Bank’s tax department, a recruiter contacted him about an opportunity to start the tax function at Cintas, which, at that time, was a company he knew virtually nothing about. “It was a similar opportunity as I had… 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 CorptaxDeloitte Tax LLPErnst & Young… Read more »

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State Tax Overhaul

The Tax Foundation outlined a number of important state tax changes in 2020 in thirty-five states, including updates to both individual and corporate taxation. Regarding the latter, some major changes were implemented January 1, such as increases or decreases in—or even elimination of—corporate rates. Other updates tend to be related… Read more »

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Visualizing the National Debt


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It’s Simple: The Future Will Be More Complex (and That’s OK)

Two fundamental assumptions will underlie most of what is written and discussed about tax management in the coming years. One is that the world inhabited by tax and accounting professionals is becoming more “complex.” The second is that tax professionals need to embrace new technologies to meet this growing complexity… Read more »

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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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