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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. 


Tax reform is not over. While the new U.S. tax law was signed in December 2017, companies are dealing with an ongoing and challenging road towards implementation. The business community has been generally pleased with the results – particularly with the reduction of the top corporate rate to 21 percent – and the U.S. economy has responded positively. However, one of the shortcomings of the law, which was passed in record time, is the complexity and lack of clarity regarding many of its provisions. 

In this edition of CTO Insights – Issue Spotlight we highlight the ongoing road to implementation, focusing on the international provisions that may affect companies doing business globally and the modeling exercise and scenario planning required to determine what the bill could mean to your organization.




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

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Previous Editions: CTO Insights



CTO Insights

Topics covered in this edition:

  • International provisions in tax reforms
  • “Performance pay” rule changes
  • Lobbying efforts


CTO Insights

Topics covered in this edition:

  • The tax department of the future
  • Navigating cross-border confusion
  • Tax risk management


CTO Insights

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


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.