Tax & Accounting Blog

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

U.S.  Executive Branch Reviewing Proposed Debt-Equity Regulations

U.S. Executive Branch Reviewing Proposed Debt-Equity Regulations

On September 30, 2016, the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) updated its description of the Proposed Section 385 Regulations, which are now classified as "economically significant" and having "international impacts.” A regulatory action is determined to be "economically significant" if OIRA determines that it is likely to … Read More

How Public-Private Partnerships Can Support Sustainable Development Goals

How Public-Private Partnerships Can Support Sustainable Development Goals

Last year, 193 member states gathered at the United Nations to adopt a bold initiative known as “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” or Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A successor to the Millennium Development Goals established 15 years ago, this new agenda contains 17 goals with 169 targets for confronting global hunger, … Read More