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A Guide to Outsourcing Corporate Tax Functions

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A Guide to Outsourcing Corporate Tax Functions

Finance leaders are looking for innovative approaches to talent and technology for growth potential. Their goal is to be more operationally agile — by aligning the right resources to achieve their company’s strategic mission. Leaders can make this goal possible by finding ways to optimize the time and skill sets of their in-house functional teams to be more strategic, while looking outward to acquire alternative resources to provide stability and technical acumen for day-to-day functions. Read this white paper to explore how the right blend of resources and systems can improve a tax department’s overall function and add value to an organization.

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Taking the Sting out of Mandatory Repatriation: Consider OFLs, NOLs, and FTCs

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December 15, 2017

Taking the Sting out of Mandatory Repatriation: Consider OFLs, NOLs, and FTCs

As we approach the final stages in the tax reform process, the details and what-if scenarios are swarming. One detail everyone should be aware of is that the House and Senate bills impose a tax on the deferred foreign income of U.S. shareholders of CFCs as part of the transition to a territorial system of taxation. In short, the amount of non-previously taxed E&P of a U.S. shareholder’s CFCs is included in the shareholder’s 2017 Subpart F income.

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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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