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Tax operating models—redefined

Operate with agility

Navigating the disruptive and fast-changing regulatory, technology, and talent dynamics of business innovation requires organizations to reinvent decades-old tax models and processes. Finance and tax leaders must look for new ways to work smarter, faster, and more efficiently. They need to access the right talent and skill sets to meet their shifting needs, and harness tremendous volumes of data to effectively forecast and plan strategically. Lay down a firm foundation. The future of tax begins today with defining the right tax operating model for your business.

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Embracing the future of tax, today

Regulatory pressures and the trend of greater scrutiny in the international taxation landscape has renewed discussion among CFOs and tax directors about how to run the tax function in an increasingly complex environment. Reimagining the operating model has implications for the way tax works, the resources it needs, and how it must evolve in the face of unrelenting change. But to unpack these implications, it is first necessary to understand the role that technology, talent, and processes play in capturing a potential opportunity for change.

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Transforming tax: Pressures, pitfalls, and progress

What are the drivers of change in the global tax environment? How can organizations prepare today for this new future of tax? Effectively modernizing your tax operating model is only the first step to tax transformation. Finance and tax leaders must also have a practical plan of action that aligns people, process, and technology. In an article originally featured in International Tax Review, we explore seven steps for bringing the necessary change to fruition and prepare for the pitfalls to progress.

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See beyond your current tax operating model

The tax landscape has changed dramatically. How can the tax operating model adapt to meet the needs of your business today? How can it flex for the ongoing change that may cause tax disruption tomorrow?

  • Rethink resourcing and talent models while helping your organization embrace the new business landscape
  • Modernize technology platforms to improve efficiencies and deliver powerful, actionable business insights
  • Apply best practices and fresh thinking to internal and outsourced processes to gain greater transparency, control, and operational oversight
  • Look across the enterprise to identify and address broader risk, as well as financial and business concerns, before they become an issue

Operations transformation for tax: Part of the Tax News & Views podcast series

Deloitte’s Terri LaRae covers the challenges tax departments are facing, from growing regulatory demands, to a need for upgrading their data and technology, to budget constraints—and how these pressures have increased in the current environment. She offers tax leaders key insights on how to find efficiencies within their organizations, what’s needed to transform their tax operations, and where to start.

Tax transformation: Remodeling tax departments for the future

Increasing tax department complexity including regulatory change, new risks, and ballooning work—with a shortage of tax talent is leading many companies to reassess how tax operates. Find out many companies are re-assessing everything from talent capabilities to data collection as they redefine their tax department’s operating models.

Continuous tax disruption requires new approaches

Tax and finance leaders must become architects of change. Explore how a new tax operating model can accelerate transformation and help drive operational efficiencies while maintaining quality and transparency. Learn how you can be prepared to take on disruption.

View the Deloitte Dbriefs on-demand webcast, Tax operating models: Transformation for the future.

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