Tax Administration

Managing Corporate Foundation Risk
What role do in-house tax professionals play in advancing charitable objectives?

Causes worthy of support are plentiful, and new ones seem to appear daily. How a company responds to societal needs is more important than ever. More than 2,800 corporate foundations are estimated to exist in the United States.1 Many companies are moving away from traditional or responsive models of philanthropy… Read more »

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Agents of Chaos: How Tax Leaders Are Adapting to Global Disruptions
Here are five ways tax groups can help senior leadership respond to uncertain times

This is not your parents’ inflation, but it will have wide-ranging implications for tax departments. Previous corporate playbooks for responding to external disruptions cannot begin to address the unique challenges posed by the current global economic decline following three consecutive shocks, ongoing trade wars, geopolitical unrest, and supply chain snarls.… Read more »

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Are There Any Tax Incentives Left for the Energy Industry?
Let’s face it—multiple challenges confront the industry

The US energy industry has faced many challenges in its history, from boom-and-bust oil prices to pressures from overseas oil producers to domestic government regulations. Today the industry continues to confront its share of challenges, including pressures to transition from fossil fuels to alternative renewable energy sources such as wind,… Read more »

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Obtaining IRS Refunds: Procedures and Strategies
It’s rarely as simple as you think

Uncertainty in tax law is reaching unprecedented levels. In the past four years, taxpayers have managed dramatic tax reform, pandemic-fueled emergency tax legislation, rafts of new Treasury Regulations (and accompanying challenges to some regulations), and increased aggressiveness by certain tax authorities. Tax departments now must be nimbler than ever as… Read more »

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Embracing the Certainty of Change
In challenging times, accept change and leverage opportunity

In a world where new laws and regulations seem to spring from nowhere, everything is subject to change. So, what should you do, TEI member? First, accept that uncertainty will be the norm with respect to domestic and international corporate tax policy. The congressional intent behind the laws that Treasury… Read more »

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ESG Tax Transparency
You might want to check out BRT’s statement signed by 181 CEOs

In years gone by, business looked primarily to increasing shareholder returns, paying less attention to how their business practices affected the environment and society. For many, the primary concern in supply chain design was cost, with little inquiry into how supply chain partners conducted business. But more and more, such… Read more »

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Under the Radar: Employee Benefit Developments in 2020
And, believe it or not, they’re 𝘯𝘰𝘵 COVID-related

The story of the year has been the coronavirus. COVID-19 has dominated news headlines, social media, and virtually every aspect of our lives. The virus has likewise dominated legal and tax news. Lawmakers and agencies have enacted multiple pieces of legislation and other guidance to help employers navigate the changes… Read more »

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Chapter 11 Corporate Bankruptcy Reorganizations and Tax Controversy: A Primer
The considerations: preparation of tax liability schedules, objections to IRS claims, expedited audits, IRS Appeals, potential tax liens, and choosing a forum for potential litigation

In direct response to the financial pressures caused by the coronavirus, many companies, including Gold’s Gym, Neiman Marcus, J.C. Penney, and Hertz, have filed voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions in 2020.1 Others are contemplating doing the same. For entities saddled with debt, Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code can offer… Read more »

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There’s a Mistake on Your Tax Return—Should You Fix It?
Check out this proposed framework for overall compliance

This article proposes a framework for deciding whether to fix a mistake found on a previously filed tax return. Rather than treating mistakes on previously filed tax returns as isolated events to be managed on an ad hoc basis—the usual and less effective approach—the proposed framework views the discovery of… Read more »

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COVID-19 Disruption: Challenges for Life Sciences Companies (and Beyond)
Cash flow strategies are paramount, then come “postscript” considerations

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the business community. The life sciences industry has not been immune to its effects, since the pandemic has affected consumer demand for life sciences products in sometimes unpredictable ways and has wreaked havoc on supply chains. Although some life sciences companies… Read more »

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