Aerospace & Defense

Here is Your International Tax Compliance Checklist

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September 13, 2017

Here is Your International Tax Compliance Checklist

With the end of compliance season rapidly approaching, now is the time to review common pitfalls in international tax compliance and how to avoid them. Overlooking some of these details exposes you to significant penalties and potential for future risk. Consider these areas to avoid unnecessary penalties and maximize your tax position before you file. Here is your international tax compliance checklist.

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IRC Section 163j: Another Cost of Leveraging an Acquisition

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September 06, 2017

IRC Section 163j: Another Cost of Leveraging an Acquisition

Without the luxury of having excess cash reserves, corporations typically opt to leverage their acquisitions by taking on some form of debt. This allows for more manageable and projectable cash flows, and the interest payments are tax-deductible – as long as you do not get caught up by an earnings stripping limitation such as IRC Section 163j.

Section 163j was enacted in 1989 as a means of limiting the interest expense deduction of a taxable corporation that pays to a tax-exempt, or partially tax-exempt, entity whose economic interests coincide with those of the payer. Most commonly, but not solely, this becomes an issue when a foreign parent issues debt through a U.S. subsidiary. This is relevant today as corporations look to reduce their IRS bill by restructuring using controversial tax inversions. Section 163(j) serves as a barrier to corporations who otherwise would have a rather straightforward and otherwise legal means of significantly eroding its U.S. tax base through excessive interest deductions.

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Co-Sourcing Tax Department Functions: the When and the Why?

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August 02, 2017

Co-Sourcing Tax Department Functions: the When and the Why?

Staffing is a critical component of any tax department and generally used as a reflection point (or otherwise a barometer) to determine what role the department will ultimately play within the company. Typically, tax departments approach staffing in one of three ways: insourced, out-sourced or co-sourced. Read this blog to learn more about when and why co-sourcing may be a good approach for your tax department.

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How to Speed Up Tax Data Preparation for 5471 Schedule M and Sales & Use Tax Compliance

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May 18, 2017

How to Speed Up Tax Data Preparation for 5471 Schedule M and Sales & Use Tax Compliance

Think about the burden lifted from your tax team by speeding up the data preparation and calculations for complex tax processes. In this blog, we cover automating data assembly for 5471 Schedule M and Sales & Use Tax Compliance. We provide practical examples of what happens when you can quickly manipulate source data into useable formats and the steps that can be automated.

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Ask the Right Questions for Your Sales and Use Tax Compliance Process

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May 05, 2017

Ask the Right Questions for Your Sales and Use Tax Compliance Process

The management of sales and use tax compliance can be complicated. Especially if your process is manual. To make it more manageable, you need to first ask the right questions about your data, your process, and your resources.

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It’s Not the Plan That’s Important, It’s the Planning: Practical Guide to Preparing for Tax Reform

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February 14, 2017

It’s Not the Plan That’s Important, It’s the Planning: Practical Guide to Preparing for Tax Reform

As President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress attempt to define a comprehensive tax reform package, details on policy changes are elusive. However, initial tax proposals released by the Trump Administration and House Republicans provide broad guidelines for what can be expected. As the saying goes, “it’s not the plan that’s important, it’s the planning” — so read on for what’s in the proposal, and a practical guide to preparing for tax reform.

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From the Desktop to the Cloud: Transforming Tax — Best Practices on Tax Collaboration from PPG

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January 19, 2017

From the Desktop to the Cloud: Transforming Tax — Best Practices on Tax Collaboration from PPG

Part one of this Tax Notes article revealed that advanced collaboration solutions connect the tax department to provide far-reaching benefits. The result is a strategic tax management department that contributes to the achievement of business goals instead of functioning as just a team of isolated number crunchers. In this second article of a two-part series, learn best practices for implementing tax collaboration software, using an example of a project at PPG, a Fortune 200 industrial products company, and commentary from their International Tax Manager, Ken Moran.

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A Practical Approach to BEPS Country-by-Country Reporting

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October 26, 2016

A Practical Approach to BEPS Country-by-Country Reporting

The quest for transparency in the global tax environment has been a catalyst for new regulations and guidelines. In the spirit of that pursuit, The OECD created the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan #13 as one of fifteen actions that need to be taken to implement BEPS measures. The goal is to increase transparency regarding international tax structures and tax attributes that authorities believe may lead to base erosion. This blog will address how to implement Action #13: Country by Country (“CbC”) Reporting and Notifications in a practical manner.

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Understanding Tax Accounting for Investment in Domestic and Foreign Subsidiaries

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September 20, 2016

Understanding Tax Accounting for Investment in Domestic and Foreign Subsidiaries

Multinational companies need to understand the impact domestic and foreign transactions may have on their tax accounting. This blog was written to help you to better understand one facet of that task: tax accounting for investment in domestic and foreign subsidiaries. Here I will cover three sections – inside basis vs. outside-basis, bottom-up approach, and permanent reinvestment assertion.

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