Douglas Wood

Doug is a partner and the leader of Grant Thornton’s Southeast Region International Tax Practice. He has over 18 years of dedicated international tax experience dealing primarily with transactions and related cross-border issues for multinational corporations. Doug has worked extensively with clients in several technology-related industries, including software and biotechnology development, marketing and distribution. He also has significant experience advising large, vertically integrated manufacturing companies. Doug holds a JD from the University of Iowa - College of Law, an MBA in Finance from the University of Iowa - Tippie School of Management, and a BBA in Accounting from the University of Iowa. Feel free to contact Doug at: Douglas.Wood@gt.com

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APB 23: ETR Ally, Audit Risk or Both?

What is APB 23? APB 23 (codification effort notwithstanding, old habits die hard) provides an exception to the general rule that a U.S. multinational company must provide U.S. taxes on the foreign earnings of its controlled non-U.S. affiliates. More specifically, APB 23 is the accounting rule that allows a U.S. multinational to assert that its … Read More

Fun with International Tax Provision Issues

 When I was young and naïve, I overheard a seasoned practitioner remark: “If tax provisions are fun…then dealing with the international pieces of the provision is the most fun you can have.”  I’m now neither young nor naïve and I recognize the sarcasm in the remark.  However, I do believe the issues are interesting and, … Read More