A Celebration of Tax Pioneers

Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE is excited to announce its third annual awards luncheon to be held at the 2016 SYNERGY Conference. With feedback from our customers and industry leaders we’ve created nine categories that will best demonstrate and reward the work technology savvy tax departments have done to challenge the status quo, build a vision for their department and become leaders in their field.

These illustrious awards recognize outstanding tax departments and individuals who have excelled in maximizing tax function effectiveness and driving significant value to their organization together with ONESOURCE.

The 2016 awards will be reviewed by a panel of industry leaders including:

  • Eli J. Dicker, executive director of the Tax Executives Institute
  • Ralph Cunningham, managing editor of International Tax Review
  • Brian Peccarelli, president, Tax & Accounting, Thomson Reuters
  • Joe Harpaz, managing director, Tax & Accounting, Thomson Reuters

Award Categories

Taxologist of The Year – Corporation

How has the nominated tax professional mastered the use of technology to maximize tax function effectiveness (a) Provide examples of how the tax professional has challenged and changed the status quo in their tax operations.

Nominee Background
  • Indirect tax professional
  • Direct tax professional
  • Health Care professional
  • Trust Tax professional
  • Transfer Pricing professional

Taxologist of The Year – CIP

How has the nominated certified implementer firm mastered the knowledge and use of ONESOURCE to maximize tax function effectiveness at a Corporation (a) Provide examples of how the certified implementer firm collaborated with ONESOURCE team and tax department to achieve maximum implementation results (b) Provide quantifiable results (cost savings, time savings, etc.)

Nominee Background
  • CIP partner with Thomson Reuters

Excellence In Using Technology To Manage New Regulations

How has the nominated tax department used ONESOURCE to prepare for the new frontiers in tax- Affordable Care Act (ACA) and/or Base Erosion Profit Sharing (BEPS)? (a) Describe unique approach taken (b) Provide quantifiable results (cost savings, time savings, etc.)

Nominee Background
  • Responsible for managing the processes around ACA and/or BEPS

Most Transformative Tax Department

How has the nominated tax department used ONESOURCE to transform their original process into something more efficient, streamlined, and best in class? (a) Describe unique approach taken (b) Provide quantifiable results and before & after descriptions (cost savings, time savings, etc.)

Nominee Background
  • Full Tax Department

Excellence in Global Collaboration

How has the nominated tax department implemented ONESOURCE across 5 or more countries resulting in significant ROI benefits tied to meeting local country and/or region specific compliance requirements? Provide quantifiable results (cost savings, time savings, etc.)

Nominee Background
  • Global trade professional
  • Indirect tax professional
  • Direct tax professional
  • Transfer Pricing professional

Excellence in Managing Tax Transactions Across The Supply Chain

How has the nominated tax department used ONESOURCE to integrate the tax function with their supply chain operational processes? (a) Provide quantifiable results (cost savings, time savings, resource efficiencies, etc.) around how bringing in tax processes has been able to influence, transform and/or improve supply chain operations or overall financial performance.

Nominee Background
  • Indirect tax professional
  • Direct tax professional

Excellence in Tax Research

How has the nominated tax department used Checkpoint for tax research to gain efficiencies, identify cost savings or create new opportunities for the business? (a) Provide examples of how and why the tax professional performed the search, what was the result and how did the findings impact a business decision.

Nominee Background
  • Tax research professional

Excellence in Trust Tax Management

How as the nominated tax department used ONESOURCE to automate the fiduciary tax process from data management to tax filing and tax information furnishing? (a) Explain process and benefits of how you bridge the data from your trust accounting system and create clear, compliant reporting and documentation.

Nominee Background
  • Trust Tax Professional

New Tax Department of The Year

How has the nominated tax department successfully implemented ONESOURCE to transform their original process? (a) Describe unique approach taken (b) Provide quantifiable results and before & after descriptions (cost savings, time savings, etc.)

Nominee Background
  • 1st Year User of any ONESOURCE application
Submission Guidelines:
  • Complete the online entry form.
  • Submit a summary that is less than 1000 characters that explains why the entry qualifies for an award in the designated category.
  • Submissions can be supplemented by supporting documents such as: videos, PowerPoint, graphs, etc. You can email supporting documents here.
  • You will receive a confirmation email for your entry.
Submission Pointers:

The winners represent the most strategic innovators in our industry. Does your submission align?

  • Include a well thought out submission that dives into details of your story.
  • Data! Include any quantifiable results (IE: time savings, cost saving, etc).
  • Tell us your story! The more we can really get to understand your strategy and process, the better we can evaluate.
Winning Benefits:
  • Winners will be announced and recognized at the 2016 SYNERGY Conference.
  • Receive a Thomson Reuters trophy to commemorate your success.
  • Receive a 1 year subscription to ONESOURCE University (valued at $500 per product).
  • Receive a free catered lunch for their tax department (valued at $1,500).
  • Participate in promotional and press activities with Thomson Reuters partner and media channels.
  • Gain recognition within your own organization and community for tax industry excellence.
  • Winners receive a free pass to SYNERGY 2017 & a discount for others in their organization.

The Taxologist of the Year – Corporation Winner will receive a $10,000 donation made on their behalf to the school of their choice to further technology initiatives.

Judging Procedures:

Nominations open on June 28 and close on August 31. An esteemed panel of judges will select award winners from a pool of submissions that will be collected via nominations from customers, their colleagues, and peers.

Look back on our 2015 winners

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