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The evolving role of Tax

Take a bold step to expand the reach and value of tax for your business

Build trust and pave the way for success

As companies respond to major shifts in the US and global landscape, bringing a tax focus to business decisions is more important than ever. Tax planning can - and should - be an integral part of every company’s strategy. The tax function can be a strategic partner to success and, through the five areas below, can help your company proactively address change and deliver strategic business outcomes.

 

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Tax reform is coming

Unlock your strategic advantage

President Biden is moving ahead on a dual-track basis to address the pandemic and advance his broader policy agenda. The tax landscape is changing rapidly with a high likelihood of US tax increases being enacted in 2021.

Integrate your data with constantly evolving tax laws and assess the impact of potential increases to ​corporate taxes, including increased taxation of foreign operations.

Evaluate current accounting methods to determine what method changes may be made to address the benefits or mitigate the impact of tax reform.

Plan for global regulatory and policy shifts through our Integrated Global Structuring (IGS) sessions.

Engage in a 1:1 session for the latest legislative, policy, or regulatory updates, with our Tax Policy Services team.

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Grab your passport

Global tax policy changes abound

Now more than ever, companies must have a cross-border perspective and awareness of tax issues stemming from transforming regulations, potential tax reform, changes to their business structure, geographic expansion, cost reduction, the tightening of credit markets, an increase in legislative focus on perceived tax avoidance, and an on-going pandemic.

Integrated Global Structuring (IGS) meetings help companies understand the art of the possible in the complex global tax environment. These highly customized sessions address a client's legal entity structure and operating model, taking into consideration - International Tax, M&A, Transfer Pricing, State and Local Tax (SALT).

Align the key functions in your value chain to accelerate profitability, increase efficiency, and create a solid foundation for sustainable growth.

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Reporting transformation

Doing more with less

Internal and external challenges require tax functions to be nimble to accurately comply with increasingly complex rules for tax reporting - both domestically and globally - while managing significant cost pressures on tax function budgets.

Leveraging our functional experience and technological capabilities, PwC gives you access to resources and tools that simplify your processes to fully comply with your reporting requirements.  By delivering quality on time, every time, and driving insights proactively, we enable you to focus and direct your organization’s unique strategic priorities:

Reduce repetitive and low-value activities in the tax function

Efficiently meet your reporting obligations with a high level of quality while reducing costs and creating capacity within your current tax function

Plan ahead with data driven insights that help stakeholders see tax as a strategic business partner

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The complete deal

Creating value in the deal and beyond

The M&A market is hot and fast moving. The PwC tax team is with you through the entire deal life cycle. From diligence to integration, holding period to exit, and beyond.

Evaluate the tax implications of acquisitions, dispositions, and capital market transactions to improve shareholder value and efficiency.

Map the future state of the business to present a clear vision of the post-deal environment taking into account business model changes, integration plans, and changes to tax structure.

Provide due diligence support in buy-side and sell-side transactions to enhance shareholder value through risk mitigation.

Identify tax requirements and tax function assessment in connection with tax footprint changes.

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Unlocking cash

How to augment cash flow

Companies across nearly every sector are focused on increasing liquidity and improving cash flow. Even companies performing well in the current environment are focused on raising and conserving cash.

Consider how your company can:

Get retroactive cash refunds of taxes already paid, duty drawbacks, and proactively reduce current and future taxes through proactive planning to capture prospective benefits.

Combine cash flow enhancement ideas with business initiatives to help increase the ROI.

Reduce the costs of operational and cloud transformations by leveraging federal incentives such as R&D credits and/or the various state and local incentives.

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Ken Kuykendall

Ken Kuykendall

US Tax Leader & Tax Consulting Leader, PwC US

Doug McHoney

Doug McHoney

International Tax Services Co-Leader, PwC US

Shari Forman

Shari Forman

Tax Compliance Services & Private Tax Leader, PwC US

Peter Michalowski

Peter Michalowski

National SALT Practice Leader, PwC US

Julie Allen

Julie Allen

National Tax Services and Mergers & Acquisitions Tax Leader, PwC US

Kevin Levingston

Kevin Levingston

Tax Policy Services Leader, PwC US

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