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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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A Year of Transformation & Strategic Focus

It has been an honor to lead the Institute this past year as TEI’s international president. I am proud of all the work we have accomplished in challenging circumstances. This year can be characterized by two notable developments: immediate, transformative change and a laser focus on the future strategic direction… Read more »

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Tax Structures and Government Revenue Around the World

Countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) vary greatly in how tax revenue is generated. For example, although all OECD countries levy a corporate income tax, it typically raises far less revenue than other tax sources. Using the 2019 OECD average of 9.6 percent as a benchmark… Read more »

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Linda Kim

Since Linda Kim was young, she knew she would go into accounting because of her father. She fought it for a while, thinking she might become a teacher. However, after working with her father one summer, she decided to follow his advice: If she pursued a career in accounting or… Read more »

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