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Are Estimated Payments Taking Time Away from your Tax Department?

Did you know a typical large corporation spends anywhere from five to ten weeks a year per preparer extracting data from their existing systems and then calculating their estimated payments? Did you also know that now there’s a better way to streamline the preparation of both federal and state estimated payments? Introducing… Estimated Payments from Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE. This … Read More

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Tax Sharing Allocations – Software and Technical Considerations

Is it taking you weeks or even months to push down your tax entry from your year-end provision?  The sharing of tax expense and tax attributes among legal entities in a consolidated group can be a difficult and time consuming process – often involving complex spreadsheets. Many companies face tight turnaround times at provision and … Read More

Data Management Podcast Series: Advice on Speeding Up Data Collection by 2-3 weeks

Data Management Podcast Series: Advice on Speeding Up Data Collection by 2-3 weeks

When it comes to data collection, many tax leaders say the process is one of their biggest challenges. Without the right data in the right format, everything else — including technology, processes, and people — cannot perform as expected. Yet, some tax leaders are paving the ways for their companies to speed up the data … Read More

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Avoiding Tax Busy Season Burn-Out

 Working extra hours, even double time, has become the normal part of a tax accountant’s job. Along with grueling hours, tax accountants have become accustomed to the other “norms” of busy season, such as the stress and pressure of the looming September 15th deadline, demanding clients and bosses and unhealthy late-night dinners. Sound familiar? Here … Read More

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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

Hurry Up And Wait…The IFRS & US GAAP Dance Continues

Hurry Up And Wait…The IFRS & US GAAP Dance Continues

The primary goal of a single set of high-quality global accepted accounting standards is still the heart of the matter. However, the SEC’s final report from its IFRS work plan, issued July 13, 2012, does not set out any conclusions on the logistics of when or how current US GAAP reporters can achieve that goal. … Read More