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True Lease or Not True Lease? Here’s an Action Plan to Tackle the Question (or Questions) Around Adopting ASC 842

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April 03, 2019

True Lease or Not True Lease? Here’s an Action Plan to Tackle the Question (or Questions) Around Adopting ASC 842

Although there were no direct changes in tax law with respect to treatment of leases from a tax perspective, the recording of the new Right of Use (ROU) assets and lease liabilities in connection with the adoption of ASC 842 may have deferred tax consequences from an accounting for income taxes perspective under ASC 740. In this blog, Jim Swanick provides a practical action plan for tackling the tax implications of ASC 842 adoption. This plan will give you an answer to the question(s), “true lease or not true lease”?

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Sec. 965 Final Regulations: Finally, a Little Flexibility

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March 21, 2019

Sec. 965 Final Regulations: Finally, a Little Flexibility

On January 15, 2019, the IRS released final regulations on the Sec. 965 toll tax (T.D. 9846). In this post, we highlight changes to the 965(b) basis-shifting election and the specified payment rule which add a welcome degree of flexibility to the 965 calculation. If taxpayers wish to take advantage of the revised basis-shifting election, they must act by May 6, 2019. Calendar-year taxpayers who have already filed their 2017 returns should consider whether filing an amended return reflecting the modified specified payment rule or any of the other changes in the final regulations may be beneficial. Read this blog to learn more.

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Global Tax Management Expands Property Tax Practice

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February 06, 2019

Global Tax Management Expands Property Tax Practice

(February 5, 2019) — Corporate tax services firm Global Tax Management, Inc. (GTM) announced today the addition of property tax veteran Robert (Bob) Butterbaugh to the firm’s State and Local Tax (SALT) practice. As Practice Leader for Property Tax Services, Bob is responsible for oversight and delivery of all property tax outsourcing and advisory services offered by the firm. This includes property tax compliance, valuation review and appeals, audit support, and fixed asset and reclassification reviews.

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Update on 965 Regulations: Act now for January 31st Deadline

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January 24, 2019

Update on 965 Regulations: Act now for January 31st Deadline

The IRS has imposed a deadline of January 31, 2019 for the timely filing of 965 acceleration event transfer agreements for acceleration events occurring on or before December 31, 2018 (§1.965-7(b)(3)(iii)(B)(2)(ii)). In the absence of a timely filed transfer statement, a 965 acceleration event will accelerate payment of any outstanding 965 liability of the transferrer. Read this blog for the full update.

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Automate and Reclaim Valuable Tax Department Time

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January 09, 2019

Automate and Reclaim Valuable Tax Department Time

Many tax departments are evaluated how they can better leverage technology to free up time. The idea is that time saved can be repurposed: from items related to data and calculations, to more strategic, analytic, and value-added tasks. Almost always, this involves enhancing technologies, implementing new software, and training personnel. Read this article published in PA CPA Journal authored by GTM’s Ryan Lynch, Managing Director of Tax Automation Services to learn more.

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Video: Tax Departments Can Unlock the Benefits of the TCJA

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January 08, 2019

Video: Tax Departments Can Unlock the Benefits of the TCJA

Learn more about how tax reform has changed the way businesses leverage their tax departments– from department structure to allocation of resources. Watch this video featuring GTM’s Michael Tighe, CPA and Jim Swanick, CPA, authors of PICPA Winter cover article. “Tax Departments Can Unlock the Benefits of the TCJA”.

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Sonepar USA Reduces Exposure Risk & Saves Weeks of Provision Prep and Review Time by Automating the Tax Provision Process

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Sonepar USA Reduces Exposure Risk & Saves Weeks of Provision Prep and Review Time by Automating the Tax Provision Process

“Automating the provision process has saved Sonepar USA’s tax team upwards of 120 hours (in aggregate) for the 2017 tax-year alone. The GTM team facilitated a smooth transition from our manual Excel approach to take immediate advantage of ONESOURCE Tax Provision (OTP) software. Our new provision process has been recognized positively up to the senior finance executives, raising the visibility and value of our tax department’s contributions to the bottom line.” 
~ Nick Vanderlyke, Senior Manager, Income Tax, Sonepar USA

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Tax Departments Can Unlock the Benefits of the TCJA

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December 12, 2018

Tax Departments Can Unlock the Benefits of the TCJA

History has long shown that businesses with the ability to identify changes in their environment, pivot effortlessly, and quickly adapt to the new setting are the ones that end up on top. Whether or not we have come to grips with it, the reality is that we are living in a “post-tax-reform” world, and there are still a lot of businesses scratching their heads, having more questions than answers. Regardless of your opinion on the change, there are two things for certain: tax reform is here to stay and businesses need to adapt or they will be left behind.  Tax reform is not only transforming how businesses operate internally, but it is also transforming how tax departments are structured to maximize their strategic role for the company.  Read this article to learn more about how your tax department can adapt to unlock the benefits of TCJA.

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