Tax Planning & Minimization

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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Post Wayfair Tax Compliance Issues

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September 26, 2018

Post Wayfair Tax Compliance Issues

The Wayfair jingle is a catchy one: “Wayfair, you got just what I need.” States are starting to hum this tune, too. And “just what they need” is more revenue in their coffers. In this viewpoint, GTM’s Jim Ford explains compliance issues companies may face post-Wayfair and the technology that could help them meet their new sales and use tax registration and filing obligations. Read this article to learn more.

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A GILTI Mess: Preliminary Questions and Answers on the GILTI Proposed Regs

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September 20, 2018

A GILTI Mess: Preliminary Questions and Answers on the GILTI Proposed Regs

On September 13, 2018, the IRS released long-awaited proposed regulations (REG-104390-18) covering Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (Sec. 951A, “GILTI”) and amending the subpart F, consolidated return, and foreign information reporting regulations. In this continuation of GTM’s series covering the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”), we give preliminary answers to a few of our clients’ frequently asked questions on the proposed regs.

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State Tax Notes: Navigating the Post-Wayfair World

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September 17, 2018

State Tax Notes: Navigating the Post-Wayfair World

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court released its ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair. The ruling did away with physical presence test for determining when an online retailer must collect and remit sales tax in the state of its customers. In this podcast, Paige Jones of Tax Notes talks to GTM’s James Ford, Managing Director, SALT Sales & Use Tax Compliance, about how next steps all businesses, not just retailers should be thinking about. He covers reporting requirements, registrations, tax calculations, tax compliance and more.

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Sec. 965 Proposed Regulations Highlight Surprise Issues with Basis

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August 27, 2018

Sec. 965 Proposed Regulations Highlight Surprise Issues with Basis

In this new blog, we draw attention to an issue highlighted by the proposed regs which may result in a U.S. shareholder recognizing capital gains on receipt of distributions from its CFC out of “trapped” Sec. 965 previously taxed income (PTI) if the shareholder has insufficient basis in the CFC stock. Understanding this issue is extremely important as many companies have already planned for significant cash repatriation in 2018 based on the assumption that such distributions would be tax-free to the extent of Sec. 965 PTI.

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