Tax & Accounting Blog

What’s Your Tax Season Resolution?

What’s Your Tax Season Resolution?

Forget New Year’s resolutions. Tax accountants don’t live by calendar years. Ours are fiscal years, dictated by IRS filing deadlines. It’s not until either the spring or fall deadline passes (or both seasons, depending on the complexity of your clients and how many go on extension) that it feels like the weight of another year … Read More

U.S. Representatives Attempt to Halt Finalization of Proposed 385 Regulations

U.S. Representatives Attempt to Halt Finalization of Proposed 385 Regulations

In a last-ditch effort to halt the finalization of the Proposed Section 385 Regulations (Prop. Regs.), members of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee warned administration officials that these regulations now under final review at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) need to be revised to avoid unintended harm … Read More

Global Trade Trends: Aligning Customs with Transfer Pricing Operations

Global Trade Trends: Aligning Customs with Transfer Pricing Operations

By Taneli Ruda and Sam Cicogna As the pace and scope of global regulation around tax avoidance strategies continues to increase, transfer pricing policy is becoming top-of-mind for multinational companies. Of particular interest is how intra-company transfer pricing and customs work together—or sometimes don’t—so I asked Sam Cicogna, my colleague and a transfer pricing expert, … Read More

An Email Autopsy: The Dissection of a Horrible Spam Email

An Email Autopsy: The Dissection of a Horrible Spam Email

I’ve always been fascinated by spammers who send unsolicited emails to marketing professionals. Don’t they know that we have high standards? That we will pick apart any and all errors, beginning with being sent an email that we didn’t subscribe to? I call this instant, once-over examination – where I mentally analyze and dissect every fallacy and gaffe … Read More