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Aug 29, 2011

Navigating the Risk Awareness Cycle

Companies of all sizes are searching for direction as they seek growth during these tumultuous economic times. Some companies are looking for better....More
Aug 22, 2011

SEC Establishes New Office of the Whistleblower

Just more than a year after the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law, the Securities....More
Aug 15, 2011

One More Reason to Revisit Your Property Taxes

I've been banging the drum recently here and here about the opportunity for corporate taxpayers to push for lower property taxes this year, given the....More
Aug 11, 2011

Creating a Strong ERM Program in Perilous Times

Each day as we read the news across the globe, it is apparent that the business environment continues to be laden with a myriad of risks. Without....More
Jul 25, 2011

Time for a One-World Tax System? Yes Please, Say CFOs

Are we in the very early stages of the birth of a world-wide tax system? As I noted a couple of weeks ago, tax authorities around the world are....More
Jul 19, 2011

Moving Forward with Enterprise Risk Management

More companies are beginning to realize the value of Enterprise Risk Management (“ERM”) as a discipline that can propel a business forward rather....More
Jul 15, 2011

5 Tips to Tackle Property Tax

A couple of weeks ago, I noted that with commercial property prices still tumbling, companies have an opportunity to press for lower property tax....More
Jul 14, 2011

HP and Oracle Clash Puts Businesses at Risk

An Oracle announcement in March about dropping support for a particular Intel chip (Itanium) triggered a clash among two IT giants. While it may make....More
Jul 08, 2011

Tax Expenditures Take Flak

Word coming out of Washington today is that there's some sign of movement in the budget/debt-limit talks at the White House, with President Obama....More
Jul 05, 2011

Are You Missing an Opportunity to Lower Your Property Tax?

Commercial property values in most parts of the country have seen a precipitous decline since the market peaked in 2007. The latest figures from....More
Jul 02, 2011

Avoid the Temptation to Limit Investment in Risk Management

As we head into the second half of 2011, the economic recovery here in the US and abroad is taking hold much more slowly than most expected. Given....More
Jun 24, 2011

Lower Taxes Boost Growth? Not Really.

A cherished equation of conservative economic thought — lower taxes equals higher growth — took a beating from a couple of sources this week. On....More
Jun 17, 2011

Four Trends Shaping Global Tax

When I talked to Jeff Westphal, president and CEO of tax software firm Vertex Inc., recently he pointed to hyper-regulation as the most dominant....More
Jun 10, 2011

Global Tax: The View From China

Keeping on top of the domestic tax code is a tough task for U.S.-based companies, but the challenges are massively greater for organizations that....More
Jun 10, 2011

Formal Stress Testing Guidance Released

Yesterday, the Office for the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC"), the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") issued....More
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