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Peter Waterstreet

When Peter Waterstreet opted for an accelerated master of accountancy program, he made a critical decision: he chose the tax stem over the professional accounting and information systems stems. In making that choice, he was influenced by business law and introductory tax classes that were part of the undergraduate accounting… Read more »

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The Rise of Remote Work

According to Global Workplace Analytics, since 2009 the number of Americans who work from home has risen by 159 percent. In just the past five years, remote work has grown forty-four percent globally. Add to that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s easy to posit that remote work… Read more »

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Setting Goals

It is truly an honor to serve the members of the Institute and now to be elected your 2021–2022 TEI international president. Being international president does not just get you an extra cookie during conference breaks (although that would be nice) but something much more important—a chance to interact with… Read more »

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ADP’s Tax and Technology Director Talks Tax Credits, Tools, and Technologies 

In this issue’s Tax Tech Corner, senior editor Michael Levin-Epstein interviews Ewa Cater, ADP’s tax and technology director. For the last fourteen years, Cater has worked with tax credits and business incentives and figured out how to close the gaps between better tax tools and technologies and tax operations. She… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Jennifer Bowers

When Jennifer Bowers was in eighth grade, her math teacher had students complete US tax returns for a variety of taxpayers using Forms 1040-EZ, 1040-A, and 1040. “The examples were simple,” she says, “but I remember thinking I could do that and determined I would need to become a CPA.… Read more »

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Acknowledgments

TEI gratefully acknowledges the support of the following firms that sponsored TEI’s Virtual Midyear Conference. Their financial support enables TEI to maintain a rich program of value-added education, networking, and advocacy activitiesfor the in-house tax community. Exclusive Affinity Partner Thomson Reuters Platinum ADP Andersen Avalara CertCapture Inc. Baker McKenzie Bloomberg… Read more »

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A Rise in E-Commerce Puts Pressure on Tax and IT

Accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, e-commerce activity around the globe has skyrocketed over the past year. The rise in online selling brings with it added processing of sales tax. As a result, tax and IT teams and their enterprise resource planning (ERP) and transactional systems have been put to the… Read more »

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High Priority: Tax Technology Implementation

According to Thomson Reuters’ 2020 Corporate Tax Departments Survey: New Technology Demands New Skills & New Attitudes, the role of the tax technologist is increasingly important, and tax departments need to decide whether to teach technology to tax professionals or hire technologists who can be taught about tax. On top… Read more »

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Acknowledgments

TEI gratefully acknowledges the support of the following firms that sponsored TEI’s Virtual Midyear 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. Exclusive Affinity Partner Thomson Reuters Platinum ADP Andersen Avalara CertCapture Inc. Baker McKenzie… Read more »

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What’s in a Decade?

KPMG regularly compiles data on corporate tax rates around the world and organizes that data for its customers and member firms. The company recently shared data from the past ten years highlighting corporate tax rates organized by country, continent, and demographic or political region (such as Latin America, the European… Read more »

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