Companies, investors, and other capital market participants will appreciate this walkthrough of the major differences between International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Each topical chapter compares the frameworks, assesses their impact, and comments on recent or proposed guidance.
As the year unfolds, most states can expect continued revenue growth and breakthroughs in tools and systems that are available to tax practitioners. This overview of the state and local tax landscape covers six core topics ranging from income/franchise tax to abandoned or unclaimed property. The interactive format also invites you to explore links to PwC's tax development insights for every state.
How might the legislative successes of 2015, including the signing of a major December 'tax extender' bill, affect legislation during 2016? In PwC’s annual publication, 2016 Tax Policy Outlook, explore critical issues, including tax reform, global tax controversy, and IRS challenges.
What does it really mean for companies to pay their taxes around the world? Now in its 10th year, PwC and The World Bank's Paying Taxes study examines 189 global tax regimes, ranking them on their relative ease of paying taxes. We look at corporate income tax and other mandatory contributions and consider the full impact of the tax cost and compliance burden on a business.
Private companies were markedly less optimistic about the economy in Q4, but that didn’t translate into pessimistic forecasts or lower spending. In fact, more of them are planning M&A and capex activity, along with increased operational spending. And they’re still hiring and pursuing opportunities abroad. Sure, private companies are cautious about the economy’s prospects, but are they skittish? Not at the moment.
US CEOs anticipate actively managing assets through deals, partnerships, and cost-cutting initiatives. Forty-six percent expect to complete a domestic deal in 2016. Are you prepared? We identify and gauge activity and trends in the US equity and debt capital markets and offer readiness assessment tools to ensure a successful transaction.
Forging ahead in 2016, CHROs continue to pursue cost savings, seek greater IT self-sufficiency, and set their sights on innovation and mobility. Citing data compiled from 650 companies around the world and across industries, this report outlines the challenges and opportunities organizations face when shifting HR applications to the Cloud.
How critical is talent retention and growth to a successful M&A strategy? Which monetary and non-monetary incentives resonate with employees, including Millennials? Here are seven steps you can take to evaluate leaders and teams, understand what motivates them, and design incentives, environments, and roles to retain the most valuable talent.
Millennials are better educated than their predecessors, more ethnically diverse, and more economically active. So, why do they confront greater economic difficulties than those who came before them? This report analyzes the financial characteristics of more than 5,500 Millennials and examines the factors that threaten their economic aspirations and security.
Wealth management can't run on autopilot. Faced with higher income tax rates and market volatility, high-net-worth individuals need to keep on top of the latest developments and emerging trends. This edition of our guide suggests ways you and your family can grow and preserve your wealth in any scenario.
Now in its 37th year, Emerging Trends in Real Estate® is one of the most trusted sources for real estate and land use information. You'll find insights based on interviews and survey responses from leading real estate experts, including investors, developers, lenders, and brokers.
PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) annual report highlights the forces making the most impact in healthchare. Will you be one of millions trying your first video consult, healthcare app, or digital diagnostic? This year, consumers can also expect to manage expenses with tools and services rolled out by insurance companies, healthcare providers, banks, and other new entrants.
The Technology sector thrives on solving challenges and reinventing itself. The past year was characterized by a series of megadeal announcements and consolidation. This year, several key themes continue to reshape the landscape, including maturing technology products, shareholder activism, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Cybersecurity risks, the rapid pace of change, and complicated technical jargon are just some reasons IT can be a challenging area. This user-friendly guide bridges the “IT confidence gap.” Directors learn what they need to know—from assessment to monitoring—about information technology risks and strategy.
How can organizations more easily capture information and convert it to insights? Drawing on data collected from nearly 2,000 senior executives worldwide, this report reveals which market forces bear down on organizations simultaneously. You'll also read about next-generation IA components, step-by-step implementation, operating models, and success stories.
Going forward, who will dominate elements of the Internet, including access, search, social networking, and on-line shopping? Who will steer the sharing economy, advertising, and content creation and distribution? Those who once had a stronghold in their chosen markets could very well be disrupted by ongoing innovation in the Internet space.
PwC's Consumer Intelligence Series sheds light on cord-trimmers, cord-cutters, cord-nevers, and Pay-TV subscribers. What do they watch and when? How much will they pay (or not pay) for viewing services? Gathering data from two focus groups, a three-month social listening campaign, and a 1,200-respondent online survey, we explored consumer attitudes toward video content and the corresponding behavioral shifts.
Account takeover scams usually target customers or a company's senior executives and employees who are authorized to transfer payments. In 2015, total losses to these takeovers nearly doubled. The Financial Crimes Observer discusses who perpetrates account takeover schemes—and how—and outlines a five-step action plan for preventing email fraud.
Cybercrime is on the rise as perpetrators increasingly view midmarket companies and startups as lower-hanging fruit. The cost to a business can be high, ranging from financial loss to reputational damage. With heightened awareness, private companies can protect themselves with the tips outlined in this Growing Your Business series.