As we have argued in our previous articles, as the world has globalized and commerce crosses borders more frequently, the current US corporate income tax code is not only obsolete it is suicidal. The time for change is overdue. But what change will we find under President-Elect Trump?
It may come as an unpleasant surprise to some readers to discover the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has been using tax audits as cover for criminal investigations, which can directly relate to the tax issues or to some other federal matter.
As economies globalize and more knowledge is being shared, institutions of higher education have had to globalize their learning and research programs as well, and they are learning, sometimes the hard way, that the rules they are so very familiar with in the U.S. do not apply outside of our borders.
When doing strategic planning it is vital to “run the numbers.” We run the numbers in all our tax structuring models. This process allows us to pressure test assumptions and make sure the path we are considering is viable. This process also provides decision makers with information that trains their intuition, helping them make better decisions.
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Many accounting firms, especially the “Big 4”, have been recommending multi-country transfer pricing reports to reduce tax risk from Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”) laws which most, OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), G-20 and emerging countries are implementing.