Perspective

Digital Transformation in the Tax World

There’s no turning back when it comes to digital transformation in the tax space. But are you prepared to deal with it head on? To get a professional perspective, we turned to an expert who’s been navigating this digital sea change from its beginnings. Satnam Singh, chief product officer for… 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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Payroll Tax Credits and PPP Interplay: Enter the IRS Employment Tax and SBA PPP Loan Audit

It’s time to have a conversation about audits, specifically the Internal Revenue Service employment tax audit and the Small Business Administration PPP loan forgiveness audit. Regardless of what industry or sector includes your organization, the COVID-19 pandemic forced all employers, big and small, to deal with new employment issues. Fortunately,… Read more »

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Transfer Pricing and Supply-Chain Planning

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted business operations and financial markets. For companies that have reorganized operations to adapt to the evolving economic and business environment, existing transfer pricing policies may no longer apply with respect to corporate structure and intercompany cash flows. Some companies have moved parts of their… Read more »

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COVID-19 Telecommuting: State Guidance on Business Tax Nexus Is Inconsistent and Incomplete

Millions of Americans are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic—and many are expected to carry on this lifestyle after the virus is under control.1 Some will even relocate to other states to be closer to family, access more affordable housing, or improve their quality of life in other ways.2 A… Read more »

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It’s Time for US Consolidated Tax Groups to Assess What They Need in an Intercompany Tax-Sharing Agreement

The US Supreme Court and Congress recently changed rules governing tax-sharing agreements (TSA) between affiliated groups of corporations, so it’s time for companies to evaluate whether they need such an agreement or, if they have one, whether it’s adequate. A TSA, also known as an intercompany tax agreement or a… Read more »

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Tax 2021: Threats and Opportunities

The idea that every problem contains the seed of its own solution has become such a universal business cliché that few people stop to think why this idea rings so appealingly true. The reason is survival. When presented with a problem, human beings are hardwired to come up with a… Read more »

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Tax, Tech, and Talent

Digital transformation of the corporate tax department promises significant return on investment—cost reduction, risk mitigation, and data-driven insights that grow revenue and profitability. In our 2020 Corporate Tax Departments Survey, Acritas, a Thomson Reuters company, and the Thomson Reuters Institute interviewed leaders of tax departments at twenty-three large US-based companies… 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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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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