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Shirley Grimmett

Tax Director

A & E Television Networks. LLC
New York, New York, USA

Corporation - Privately-Held

Professional Summary

•Expert tax professional and attorney specializing in all facets of corporate state and local taxes, including sales and use taxes, income and franchise taxes, gross receipts taxes, business licenses, excise taxes, personal property taxes, and miscellaneous taxes (such as B&O taxes).

•Experienced in research and planning, overseeing tax filing and compliance activities, reviewing returns, managing other tax professionals, monitoring tax legislation, managing income tax audits, tax controversy, and establishing controls for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

•Experienced in calculating effective tax rate and evaluating FIN48 and FAS 109 isues.

•Experienced with appealing audit assessments, writing appeals, writing briefs and amicus briefs, communicating with both federal and state taxing authorities, and managing outside counsel.

•Successful negotiator with government taxing authorities and skilled at winning large audit settlements..

•Experienced in federal income tax filing and compliance and international tax (outbound) audits.

•Experienced with understanding and helping to resolve Canadian HST and GST compliance issues.

•Tax industry experience includes telecommunications, consumer products, manufacturing, non-profit organizations and Big 4 accounting.

•Experience with state income and franchise tax laws in all 46 states that impose income/franchise taxes.

•Experience with state and local sales and use tax laws in all 50 states.

•Advisor to accounting regarding the setting up of reserves.

•In-house tax counsel and consultant with fortune 500 experience in aligning and implimenting tax strategies with business initiatives.

•Manager and strategic leader of day-to-day operations of tax organization.

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Languages

  • English


Experience

A & E Television Networks. LLC
New York, New York, USA 10017
Tax Director
Corporation - Privately-Held
2011 - Present
•Provides advice and counsel regarding state and local tax filing positions.
•Manages state and local income and indirect tax audits.
•Provides advice and counsel regarding VAT, International withholding tax issues, non-residency compliance, U. S. Certifications, and Form 1042 guidelines.
•Directs and manages state and local indirect tax and personal property tax compliance.
•Provides high level reviews of corporate and partnership federal and state income tax returns.
•Provides advice and counsel regarding state income tax production incentive credits.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Stamford, Connecticut, USA 06905
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
•Lowered a client’s effective state tax rate from 9% to 7% to provide cash tax savings.

•Provided state and local tax consulting services to identify possible tax liabilities and exposures and ensure company compliance with FIN 48 and FAS 109 requirements.

•Provided tax planning advice to clients regarding:
•Cost of performance
•Nexus
•Allocation and apportionment
•Sourcing of income
•Resident/nonresident withholdings in partnerships.

•Monitored legislation and provided quarterly tax updates to a $8.2 billion Fortune 500 Company.

Education

JD
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Newark, New Jersey, United States
MS, Numerical Science
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
BS, Mathematics
Bennett College
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

Court Admissions

  • Federal District Court
  • United States Supreme Court

Associations and Societies

  • American Bar Association - Section of Taxation
  • Council on State Taxation
  • Tax Executives Institute

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