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IRS Transcripts
The Experts: Alina Solodchikova, Mary Slonina, and Whitney Brady

Internal Revenue Service tax transcripts can be a valuable tool when a tax professional is amending a tax return, filing a tentative claim for refund, verifying entity elections, tracking payments and credits, monitoring the IRS’ processing of filings, and determining information about an entity, like its filing status and the… Read more »

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Tax Controversy During COVID-19 Didn’t Have to Be This Difficult

If there ever was a time to pity our friends at the Internal Revenue Service, that time is now. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, budget cuts and staff attrition had hampered the IRS’ ability to keep up with its mounting workload, and the agency’s legendarily anachronistic information technology systems… Read more »

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Advancing Virtually, TEI Proud

For seventy-five years, TEI has set the standard for excellence, service, and commitment to the in-house tax community around the world. Our mission of supporting the educational, networking, and advocacy needs of our members is absolute, as is our commitment to keep members connected to one another, practitioners and sponsors… Read more »

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Connecting, Engaging, Impacting—Virtually

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and its impact on landmark events around the world, TEI has made the move to go virtual for the much-anticipated 75th Anniversary Annual Conference. Although it would have been the perfect time to commemorate the Institute’s New York City roots this year, the 2020… Read more »

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Makenzie Zuern

When Makenzie Zuern was in high school, she took her first tax and accounting class. “I’ve always loved math, and I fell in love with taking numbers and turning them into a big puzzle,” she explains. “In accounting, there is always an answer, you just have to apply the numbers… Read more »

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Emerging Leader: Chris Anderson

As a senior in college, Chris Anderson had an epiphany while attending an information session for internship interviews. It was the early nineties. There was a recession; the financial crisis of the time was the failure of the savings and loan institutions. And the Big 8 had just become the… Read more »

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Are You Ready for DAC6? Mandatory Reporting and Exchange of Cross-Border Tax Arrangements Are Fast Approaching

Complex new tax reporting requirements are right around the corner for companies with business operations in the European Union (EU). In June 2018, the EU issued the fifth amendment to its Directive on Administrative Cooperation—commonly called DAC6—calling for “relevant” taxpayers or their intermediaries to report certain cross-border tax arrangements to… Read more »

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Dealing With Tax Exemption Certificate Issues

This is the eighth 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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Uncertain Times, Uncertain Costs: Deducting Expenditures Subject to Pending Insurance Claims
The Experts: Lee Kelley, Kandyce Korotky, and Jeffrey Zink

With the global pandemic COVID-19 upending business operations worldwide, companies are incurring unexpected—and often large—costs. Some of these costs may ultimately be covered by insurance. Given the unprecedented circumstances, however, there are bound to be questions and disagreements about which of those costs are covered by companies’ insurance policies. When… Read more »

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Keeping You Connected and Informed

The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted workplace practices and dramatically changed the way in-house tax professionals and government officials must perform their jobs. TEI is committed to keeping you connected and informed during these challenging times by providing you the resources, tools, and support you need. TEI’s Virtual Education Information Center Staying… Read more »

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