Tax & Accounting Blog

Meet the Taxologist

Meet the Taxologist

In today’s fast-paced and complex tax landscape, the status quo is not enough. Tax professionals must rise to the challenge and leverage the power of tax technology for total process efficiency. In short, today’s tax world needs Taxologists. But what is a Taxologist? Why are they important? What are their characteristics? How are IT and … Read More

The “With and Without” Method for Allocating Income Tax

The “With and Without” Method for Allocating Income Tax

‘Twas the night before press release and all through the proof Nothing was open and there weren’t any goofs When all of sudden you awake with a fit You forgot intraperiod allocations and a deficiency you may get As the above cringe-inducing verse demonstrates, it is easy to think the tax provision is complete when … Read More

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Flintstones, Jetsons or Inspector Gadget? Regional Perspectives on Corporate Tax Compliance

At the American Bar Association’s “U.S. – Latin America Tax Planning Strategies” conference in Miami this week, I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel called “Managing Your Tax Compliance in Latin America – Systems, Processes, and People.”  Joined by tax professionals from Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, we touched on trends in corporate tax … Read More

Is Your Research Credit Documentation Ready?

Is Your Research Credit Documentation Ready?

Here is a little secret for you… The taxing authority may have already drafted your Research Credit disallowance! In 2008, the IRS published an audit techniques guide that included Exhibit E — Substantiation Write-up Supporting a Notice of Claim Disallowance. This document is currently used by most IRS and state taxing authority teams to support … Read More

Things to Consider for Value and Protection of Net Operating Losses

Things to Consider for Value and Protection of Net Operating Losses

Co-Authored by Byron Hamlett & Gregory Fairbanks Have you recently given careful consideration to the value and protection of Net Operating Losses? With the downturn in the economy in late 2008, many companies have been generating net operating losses (“NOL”s).  As the economy improves, companies are beginning to utilize NOLs.  However, such NOLs may not … Read More

Who says states are complicated?

Who says states are complicated?

State provisions are complex and raise plenty of challenges.  States have numerous issues and adjustments from the federal tax return.  For example, some decouple and revalue fixed assets for things such as bonus depreciation or Section 179 expense.  Some states have used a hybrid income base, such as Texas and Michigan.  More and more states … Read More