The Tax Executive Feature Articles

The Tax Executive is the bimonthly professional journal of Tax Executives Institute. Each issue features outstanding original articles by top law and accounting practitioners, as well as the insights and real-world experiences of TEI members.

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  • Recent pronouncements by the IRS have suggested upcoming changes to its approach to transfer pricing audits. Under these changes, a company’s transfer pricing methods are likely to face a higher level of scrutiny.
    Federal - Barry T. Freeman, Ph.D. and Stephen M. Ciccarella, Ph.D. - Friday, August 01, 2014
  • It seems inexorable: Every time you turn around, you find something else to add to your FATCA workplan.
    International Tax - Kimberly Tan Majure and Monica Zubler - Friday, August 01, 2014
  • This article focuses on unpublished opinions, which sometimes contain legal analyses of fact patterns that are similar to transactions either being considered by a taxpayer or challenged by the IRS.
    Federal - Andrew R. Roberson and Randolph K. Herndon, Jr. - Sunday, June 01, 2014
  • Whistleblowers have long been an important part of the enforcement of federal law, and are increasingly part of tax compliance as well.
    Federal - Robert Rizzi and Matthew Lerner - Sunday, December 01, 2013
  • Over the past two years, international tax issues have garnered unprecedented attention in the mainstream media, with particular focus on the issue of base erosion and profit shifting (“BEPS”).
    International Tax - Michael Plowgian - Sunday, December 01, 2013
  • The Supreme Court’s decision in Mayo that the Administrative Procedures Act applies to actions of the Internal Revenue Service has changed the rules of engagement for tax controversies.
    Federal - Sean M. Akins and Gerald A. Kafka - Friday, November 01, 2013
  • Over the last decade, technology has secured a mainstream role in the optimization of the tax function while creating a huge new opportunity in the human resource side of tax department operations.
    Corporate Tax Management - Tony Santiago - Friday, November 01, 2013
  • Recent decisions from the Tax Court combined with recent legislative and administrative initiatives and an environment where tax planning strategies have each contributed to a public that views tax planning at best with a skepticism and perhaps worse.
    Federal - Kristen E. Hazel - Friday, November 01, 2013
  • State and Local Tax - - Saturday, June 01, 2013
  • The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”) signed into law by President Obama on January 2, 2013, brings to an end more than a decade of uncertainty for estate planners and their clients.
    Federal - - Friday, February 15, 2013
  • If you are encountering ACS and pains because the PIC in your BMF was caused by an FTD, maybe it's time to yell STAUP! Plain English translation: if the Automated Collection System is hounding you...
    Federal - - Friday, February 15, 2013
  • If an outstanding debt instrument is modified, or is exchanged for a new debt obligation of the issuer, a taxable exchange will occur if the terms of the outstanding instrument (hereinafter, the "old debt") are significantly modified...
    Financial Reporting - - Friday, February 15, 2013
  • t is rare that global transfer pricing strategies of multinational enterprises ("MNEs") find their way onto front page coverage in financial center newspapers and magazines. This has been the case in recent periods...
    International Tax - - Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Following the major events in the UK last year, the tax avoidance debate has continued to develop at a surprisingly fast pace in 2013. Part 1 of this article provides an overview of the main developments to date, up to the G20 meeting in Moscow.
    International Tax - - Friday, February 15, 2013
  • In a sharply-divided 5-4 opinion, the Supreme Court of the United States in United States v. Home Concrete & Supply LLP1 rejected the Internal Revenue Service’s position that an understatement of...
    Federal - By Roger J. Jones and Andrew R. Roberson - Thursday, November 15, 2012
  • Complying with state abandoned and unclaimed property (AUP) reporting requirements has become a significant issue for many business organizations during the past 10 years.
    Financial Reporting - By Chris Hopkins - Thursday, November 15, 2012
  • TEI's 2011-2012 Corporate Tax Department Survey provides tremendous insight into the operations of a modern tax department, as well as new and emerging trends, including those related to leading practices for minimizing tax risk.
    Corporate Tax Management - By Randy D. Robason - Thursday, November 15, 2012
  • The Internal Revenue Service has contacted you to let you know that it will be opening an examination of the company’s tax return. Or, perhaps, your company is one of those lucky companies under constant examination, a Coordinated Industry Case.
    Corporate Tax Management - By Joseph M. DePew, Thomas A. Cullinan, and Kendall C. Jones - Saturday, September 15, 2012
  • A recent Thomson Reuters poll of 229 tax executives revealed that difficulty reconciling data and the volume of data being processed are top data management issues affecting tax compliance.
    Corporate Tax Management - By Irish McIntyre - Saturday, September 15, 2012
  • Since 2007, China has effected tax reforms in the areas of enterprise income, turnover, and property taxes - areas that have gained renewed emphasis pursuant to China’s 2011 12th Five-Year Plan
    International Tax - By William Zhang - Saturday, September 15, 2012
  • This is one in a series of "practice notes," providing readers with important background or updates on important issues affecting the avoidance or resolution of controversies with tax authorities.
    Corporate Tax Management - By Kendall C. Jones, Thomas A. Cullinan, and Joseph M. DePew - Sunday, July 15, 2012
  • As with any new and complicated regime, FATCA has generated much discussion and debate, mostly among U.S. tax advisers and financial institutions, and to a lesser extent among non-financial companies.
    Federal - By Kimberly Tan Majure and Matthew R. Sontag - Sunday, July 15, 2012
  • The IRS's recent tangible property regulations pose significant challenges for taxpayers. The mechanics of complying with the new rules are addressed in two IRS revenue procedures, Revenue Procedures 2012-19 and 2012-20.
    Federal - By Mary Batcher and Ryan Petska - Tuesday, May 15, 2012
  • Based on anecdotal evidence (including presentations at educational programs and discussions at networking sessions), the prevailing approach for disclosing “uncertain tax positions”...
    Federal - By William S. Garofalo - Tuesday, May 15, 2012
  • Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of "Practice Notes," providing readers with important background or updates on important issues affecting the avoidance or resolution of controversies with tax authorities.
    Corporate Tax Management - By Thomas A. Cullinan, Kendall C. Jones, and Joseph M. DePew - Tuesday, May 15, 2012
  • All taxpayers that acquire, produce, or improve tangible property will need to evaluate whether to change their methods of accounting to comply with income tax regulations that were recently issued by the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Commonly referred to as “the repair regulations,” the new rules generally became effective on January 1, 2012.
    Federal - By Dwight N. Mersereau and Corey M. Wise - Thursday, March 15, 2012
  • Many U.S. companies have formed captive insurance companies to achieve significant benefits, but the decision whether to form a captive is often clouded by misconceptions and a failure to recognize both the business and tax implications involved.
    Corporate Tax Management - By Gary A. Fox and Lynn M. McGuire - Thursday, March 15, 2012
  • Tax executives know that their professional raison d'etre is to manage global tax risks and create value by minimizing the tax burden of their companies. They also know this is increasingly difficult to do against a backdrop of relentless regulatory change, globalization of business, heightened scrutiny on all fronts, and resource constraints.
    Corporate Tax Management - By Bob Norton - Thursday, March 15, 2012
  • Editor's Note: As a recently retired territory manager with the Internal Revenue Service’s Large Business and International Division, Michael Gregoy had an opportunity to see how in-house tax professionals and their advisers worked...
    Financial Reporting - Michael Gregory - Wednesday, February 15, 2012
  • Corporate taxpayers undergoing certain tax-free transactions now have several more options to determine their tax basis in the acquired Target stock.
    Federal - Juliane L. Keppler - Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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