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CTO Insights

Never before has the tax department played such an integral role in the success of the business. Chief Tax Officers (CTOs) are expected to align tax with business goals, drive strategic value, increase transparency, and improve the efficiency of tax operations. KPMG's CTO Insights is designed to highlight top-of-mind issues for tax executives and ways CTOs are addressing these opportunities and challenges. 

Latest Edition: CTO Insights - April 2018


The passing of the new tax law has been generally well received by the business community, but a good deal of uncertainty and lack of clarity exists regarding many of its provisions. Tax departments are under significant pressure to understand the implications of the bill to their organizations and determine the steps necessary for implementation. In the latest edition of Chief Tax Officer (CTO) Insights we discuss several recent developments including:

  • The taxation of multinational entities: The law includes several new international tax provisions that may affect companies that do business globally. Read about how companies are responding to these complex changes.
  • Responding to “performance pay” rule changes: Are the new pay-for-performance rules causing companies to change the way they’re paying their executives? Learn how some are responding to the new changes.
  • Efforts to influence the conversation: Because there’s a great deal of uncertainty about many new tax law provisions and how they’re to be implemented, companies are eager to influence the eventual outcome. See how companies are trying to lobby Congress and other regulatory bodies.




Jeff LeSage
Americas Vice Chairman – Tax


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Welcome Video:

Jeff LeSage introduces the Chief Tax Officer Insights thought leadership series. Read Transcript

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Featured Videos:

CTOs discuss the shift in expectations and responsibilities of their role. Read Transcript

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Previous Editions: CTO Insights


CTO Insights - December 2017

Topics covered in this edition:

• The tax department of the future: Transforming tax workforce models

• Global tax: Navigating cross-border confusion

• Tax risk management: Transparency matters


CTO Insights - June 2017

Topics covered in this edition:
  • U.S. corporate tax reform
  • robotics and process automation




CTO Insights
Topics covered in this edition:
  • U.S. regulatory environment section 385
  • Benchmarking tax department compensation




CTO Insights
Topics covered in this edition:
  • Tax function succession planning
  • Audit committee relations 
  • Transfer pricing and CbC


CTO Insights
Topics covered in this edition:
  • Tax technology enhancements
  • Evolving international landscape and BEPS
CTO Insights


CTO Insights
Topics covered in this edition:
  • Tax transformation
  • Impact of BEPS
  • Talent approaches for tax


Previous Editions: Issue Spotlight


Issue Spotlight – International Tax Challenges for Multinationals

Covered in this edition: One of the major international tax challenges multinationals are grappling with today—engaging with international tax authorities—and how leading-edge tax functions are working with regulators to help their cross-border businesses thrive.


Issue Spotlight – Evolving Expectations

Covered in this edition: The evolving expectations on, and responsibilities of, the CTO in today’s high-stakes tax environment, including how they add value to the business, prepare the business for potential legislative changes, and size and staff the tax function in light of the current economic environment.







CTO Insights - Issue Spotlight