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 We know this is a busy season for hiring which can also cause retention challenges.   We’ve provided an excerpt of data from our 2015 Tax Hiring Survey scheduled for release in April showing a growing lack of confidence in tax department compensation being at competive market standards.  See our preview below and stay tuned for the full 2015 Tax Hiring Survey results in April.

Are you frustrated with the compensation in your Tax Department?
By: TaxTalent

We found that 34% of respondents* are not confident that the compensation levels in their tax departments are at current market standards, which is up 4% from last year. Given that we are in a highly active hiring season, this means that 1/3 of corporate tax departments are at risk for turnover due to poor compensation levels.

2015 Tax Policy Forecast Survey
By: Miller Chevalier

Respondents were asked to complete a short questionnaire designed to measure their thoughts and perspectives on th e direction of tax policy for business in 2015. The following charts represent the collective input of respondents. The survey methodology can be found at the end of this report.

2015 M&A Outlook Survey Report

M&A in the U.S. has finally reached pre- recession levels. Deal value in the first three quarters of 2014 reached almost $1 trillion. Despite global concerns, U.S. deal makers are encouraged by low interest rates, record stock prices, improving employment numbers, and an abundance of cash.

The 2015 OECD International Tax Conference

Registration is now open. The OECD, USCIB and BIAC, in cooperation with IFA-USA, ITPF, NFTC, OFII, TCPI, TEI and Tax Foundation, will host a conference on the OECD’s new international taxation initiatives on June 10-11, 2015 in Washington, D.C. This conference provides a unique opportunity for the U.S. business community to interact with key representatives from the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and senior tax officials from the U.S. and other key countriesinvolved in the OECD/G-20 BEPS projec

Global Tax Alert The Latest on BEPS
By: E&Y

On 3 March 2015, the OECD announced that a meeting of the Latin American and the Caribbean Regional Network on BEPS met on 26-27 February, with close to 90 senior tax officials from 14 jurisdictions and 7 international organizations participating. The meeting focused on BEPS issues of particular interest to the region.