Strategizing International Tax Best Practices – by Keith Brockman

The referenced article provides additional evidence that tax transparency is growing more universal and attracting the interest of many interested parties.  A quote from the first portion of the article addresses interest in a taxpayer’s tax risk framework and governance procedures.

“In an exclusive interview with FTFM Local Authority Pension Fund Forum Chair Kieran Quinn has confirmed that the Forum has launched the Corporate Tax Transparency Initiative (CTTI), writing to every FTSE 100 company in late March seeking technical information via ten detailed taxation questions around tax related governance and accounting practices, taxation risk.”

management and minimisation strategies.http://www.lapfforum.org/news/lapff-seeks-tax-transparency-from-ftse-100

This article raises the question of what public tax posture, if any, companies want to exhibit to address tax authorities, individuals/companies having access to company data, individual / institutional investors, pension funds, etc.  This topic relates directly to reputational risk, and should be aligned with the Board and senior management.

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