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Taxes In The Boardroom

With increased regulation, a heavy state and local tax burden, and election uncertainty, today’s corporate boards are increasingly focused on tax risk management. Ultimately, it is the board with oversight of the company’s tax policies and actions. As a result,  boards are adding skilled tax resources to its seats. Because tax issues have material impacts on earnings and … Read More

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Survey Says Internal Auditors Need More Support from Management

Internal auditors feel they need more visible and vocal support from senior management within their organizations as the changing demands of today’s regulatory and risk environment put  them under increasing pressure to do more with less, according to a new Thomson Reuters survey. In the survey, over 57% of respondents indicated that increased focus on … Read More

IRS Delays Effective Date for Reporting Basis on Sales of Debt Instruments and Options

IRS Delays Effective Date for Reporting Basis on Sales of Debt Instruments and Options

The IRS announced on May 2, 2012 that it intends to delay the effective date for reporting basis on sales of debt instruments and options. The Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 requires brokers to report the basis on sales of certain securities. The Act applies to stock acquired on or after January 1, … Read More

Planning to Win the Data Management Lottery? Attend this Webcast To Find Out…

Planning to Win the Data Management Lottery? Attend this Webcast To Find Out…

How can you leverage the work you have done to allow others to quickly access it and pick up where you left off? When you use software to compute your income tax provision, you have a powerful tool to enable efficient processes. How you (and the people who follow you) use this tool is what … Read More

Data Management Podcast Series:  Behind the Scenes of AstraZeneca’s Tax Department

Data Management Podcast Series: Behind the Scenes of AstraZeneca’s Tax Department

How Saving 20 Hours During Their 7-Day Close is Getting the Tax Team More Exposure When the US tax department of AstraZeneca was under the microscope of new management, they knew that incorporating software into their tax processes would help to gain efficiencies around data management and reporting out globally. In our recent Data Management Podcast series, Linda Peoples, CPA tax … Read More

Year-End Success Story #2: How to Produce Better Quality Reports For Year-End

Year-End Success Story #2: How to Produce Better Quality Reports For Year-End

 Does this scenario sound familiar? Not enough time, limited capacity amongst staff; but still tasked with improving the quality of financial information in a shorter amount of time?  This is exactly what one global hospitality company’s tax department  faced when using spreadsheets to calculate their provision. Monique Smith explains why her her progressive tax department turned to automation and … Read More