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Tax by Industry: Technology


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The shift to consumerism in recent years has sparked many opportunities and challenges for technology companies — almost all with tax implications.

As a voracious — and fickle — consumer appetite for innovation forces shorter and shorter product lifespans, technology companies are responding with increased research and development (R&D) investments, especially in China and India. This global approach brings complex tax issues, from strategically managing transfer pricing, customs and duty planning, and overall effective tax rate, to taking advantage of R&D incentives, special enterprise zones and other tax credits and incentives.

Meanwhile, the race to create — and ultimately own — emerging technologies continues to spur major merger and acquisition activity. Such consolidation begs a tax-focused analysis of transactions and integration of structures, departments and processes, as well as everything from accounting methods and international employment services to cross-licensing arrangements and transaction-cost recovery.

To innovate effectively while maintaining targeted return on investment in this changing landscape, you need a global team of tax specialists with the vision to manage the complexities. Deloitte Tax LLP can help.

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