2018 Corporate Tax Hiring Trends – What You Need To Know

As the CEO of, and an internationally recognized expert in executive search for tax professionals, I want to alert you to important trends we are observing in our retained executive search services division. Most tax executives we work with generally do not respond to online ads or submit their resumes to resume portals when companies have an open tax role. Tax professionals are generally not comfortable sending their resume into a resume portal to an unknown person only to receive an automated messaging system and never to be heard from again. They value their privacy when it comes to considering other opportunities. This trend places companies at a huge disadvantage when searching for corporate tax expertise for their organizations.

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Tax Manager – Sales, Use, and Property (New Jersey)

Sales And Use Tax Manager in New Jersey

Responsibilities include the timely and accurate completion of filings and various tasks related to the Company’s corporate sales, use, property and miscellaneous tax compliance. The Tax Manager will interact with the in-house tax department, IT, accounting and finance teams, co-sourcing service providers, and government tax agencies in meeting tax compliance and tax audit requirements. Responsibilities include the following: Read More

Senior Tax Manager/Transfer Pricing And International (New Jersey)

Senior Tax Manager- Transfer Pricing New Jersey

Responsibilities involve a wide range of international tax matters including transfer pricing, international aspects of consolidated income tax provision, and international elements of US tax compliance. Coordinate with international finance organization regarding international audits, income tax and transaction tax compliance.  Role is responsible for providing technical tax leadership, with an emphasis on transfer pricing and international tax. Position is responsible for transfer pricing and international tax matters for the Americas consolidated group including preparation and/or review of international portions of the consolidated tax provision, preparation and/or review of international reporting requirements for the US consolidated return. Read More

Head of Tax and Treasury (San Francisco)

Head of Tax And Treasury San Francisco California

The Head of Tax and Treasury will work closely with C – Suite Executives in managing and reviewing global corporate tax compliance, the global tax provision, transfer pricing and treasury strategy. Responsibilities include managing global outside tax consultants and reviewing processes and procedures. The Head of Tax and Treasury will partner with internal business leaders to effectively manage exposure. The role requires an individual who can effectively communicate with internal and external partners and provide business options to management executives. We are searching for a lead tax executive who has the innate ability to identify areas of risk and tax opportunity it important. Read More

M&A Senior Tax Manager (Northern California)

The M&A Senior Tax Manager  is a market facing leadership position with path to partnership. This role is available due to the continued expansion and success of the transaction advisory practice. The M&A Senior Tax Manager will team with the west region transaction advisory team to grow the practice and be responsible for traditional large firm M&A tax consulting (deal structuring, due diligence, post-deal integration, tax attribute management, and other special projects). Read More

Tax Manager (Pleasanton/Northern California)

The Tax Manager role requires tax consulting experience and the skills to effectively diagnose clients’ needs in order to develop and implement solutions. Primary responsibilities involve tax compliance, tax accounting, tax research and planning projects for sophisticated clientele. Experience in U.S. federal, international, state and local tax and tax provision is desired in this role.  This boutique practice will build upon your technical strengths in order to grow your expertise in other tax areas. The firms focus is to build well-rounded tax experts to serve a myriad of client needs which leads to continued professional growth. The firm develops trusted tax advisors with sound judgement with the highest ethical standards in the professionThe Tax Manager will be responsible for a range of projects including: Read More

Senate Finally Approves and Passes Tax Reform Bill-What’s in Store?

The House has passed their version of the Tax Reform bill and the Senate Finance Committee has approved a bill which will now be debated, amended, and voted on by the full Senate. The bill passed by the Senate will be different from the one passed by the House. The differences will be ironed out by the joint House-Senate Compromise Committee and then voted on by the full House and Senate, which cannot be amended.

This process may not be completed until the end of the year which will not leave much time for taxpayers to do effective planning to minimize their 2017 taxes. Due to the uncertainty of the final law’s provisions, this article makes suggestions how taxpayers can minimize their 2017 taxes. Part I explains ways to minimize income and Part II explains ways to increase deductions. Read More

President Trump’s Tax Proposals

Lisa Nason, Tax Advisor

Both the House and Senate have passed their versions of President Trump’s tax bill, and there are many similarities, including the limiting of itemized deductions to mortgage interest, charitable contributions, and property taxes (up to $10,000), and the doubling of the estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax exemptions from $5.6 million to $112 million in 2018. These versions also differ in a number of ways. These differences will have to be resolved through a legislative conference committee. Some differences should be easy to reconcile, but resolving others is expected to take time and effort. Read More

IRS Updates AFRs; Interest Rates Remain Unchanged

Betty Williams, Tax Advisor

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has updated its applicable federal rates (AFRs) used for a variety of IRS calculations, such as the minimum interest rate for intra-family loans. For calendar year 2017, AFRs for short-term loans have increased from 0.96 percent to 1.52 percent, AFRs for mid-term loans have fluctuated around 2 percent, and AFRs for long-term loans have fluctuated between 2.6 percent and 2.82 percent. For a detailed list of AFRs by month and year, click here.

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What is the Economic Activity Requirement that Offshore Financial Center’s Agreed to Adopt into Law?

William Byrnes, Tax Advisor

Fair Tax Competition: The country should not have harmful tax regimes, which go against the principles of the EU’s Code of Conduct or OECD’s Forum on Harmful Tax Practices. Those that choose to have no or zero-rate corporate taxation should ensure that this does not encourage artificial offshore structures without real economic activity. In the context of the screening process, the Code of Conduct Group invited each jurisdiction where concerns were identified to commit to address such concerns. The large majority of jurisdictions have decided to introduce the relevant changes in their tax legislation in order to comply with the EU screening criteria.  The following jurisdictions are committed to addressing the concerns relating to economic substance by 2018: Bermuda; Cayman Islands; Guernsey; Isle of Man; Jersey; and Vanuatu.

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Avoid Ponzi Schemes With This Professional Inside Scoop

There are several investments that turn out to be fraudulent schemes in which investors invest their hard earned funds and lose those funds because there was never in fact an actual investment that produced profits. Generally, those frauds are known as Ponzi Schemes.

Taxpayers who lose money in Ponzi Schemes may enjoy a tax advantage and recoup some of their lost funds by deducting their losses as financial theft losses. Deductions may be used against income that is being earned by the defrauded taxpayer, both before and after the fraud is discovered. There are several important rules that must be followed to enjoy this tax benefit.

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Holiday Fraud Awareness Reminders

Fraud Alert: this reminder comes at a timely moment as we head into the busy and hopefully joyous holiday season. With all the distractions of the season, it’s easy to forget about the devious schemes some people on this planet use to con others out of their hard earned cash.

Complete strangers commit the most common cases of fraud via the telephone and Internet. However, it’s not uncommon to hear about other crimes committed by trusted employees, financial advisers, tax preparation officials and even family members. You simply must be alert and learn how to recognize when a con is happening. Read More