Tax & Accounting Blog

Will 2012 be a year of increased cross-border tax cooperation?

Will 2012 be a year of increased cross-border tax cooperation?

If 2011 was any indication, 2012 looks to be a year of international cooperation on tax standards. Despite some predictions for more isolationist policies, proposals for tax, trade and fiscal oversight point toward more cooperation between governments, not less. Tax and Trade Agreements continue in Latin America In November of 2011, officials from Mexico and … Read More

United States Supreme Court Declines KFC Corp. v. Iowa

United States Supreme Court Declines KFC Corp. v. Iowa

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the request for certiorari in KFC Corp. v. Iowa. The issue in the case is the asserting of jurisdiction to asses income taxes based on the concept of economic nexus. In KFC, the franchisor licensed its marks and other intangibles to independent franchisees for use in their business, in … Read More

Current Users Answer the Question “Why ONESOURCE?”

Current Users Answer the Question “Why ONESOURCE?”

Rigid year-end deadlines, lack of internal resources, and understaffing are ongoing challenges for tax departments around the world. These issues may seem daunting, but they can be mitigated using ONESOURCE global tax solutions. In our latest YouTube video titled “Why ONESOURCE?” a number of tax professionals have shared their thoughts on how our … Read More

When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Tax Accountant

When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Tax Accountant

As we wrap up the year and start preparing for 2012, our team wanted to share this video with you. Once upon a time, when we were young, we imagined what life would be like when we grew up. Some of us may have thought, “When I grow up, I want to be … Read More

Thomson Reuters Poll: 50% Tax Professionals Have Staffing Worries

Thomson Reuters Poll: 50% Tax Professionals Have Staffing Worries

During his interactive opening session at this year’s ONESOURCE User Conference, Joe Harpaz, senior vice president and general manager of Corporate Income Tax, incorporated real time vote-by-text polling that revealed that from the 1500 tax and accounting professionals in attendance, half felt limited staffing was their biggest challenge. “When budgets and personnel are hard to come by, turning to … Read More

What’s the real motivation behind country-by-country reporting?

What’s the real motivation behind country-by-country reporting?

The Financial Integrity & Economic Development annual conference in early October of this year highlighted how corporate taxpayers could benefit from more transparency in reporting standards. The idea behind the potential benefits to both corporate taxpayers and governments flow from the following concept: transparency assures honesty and accuracy and potential maximization of tax revenue. Yet … Read More