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Happy New Year

We hope 2015 is off to a great start for everyone.  This month's Tax Career Digest looks ahead at what's to come in 2015, including new VAT rules and State business tax climate rankings.  Additionally, our exclusive interview with former SVP of Tax, Mike Fryt addresses strategies you can use to effectively manage your year-end close.

How to Survive and Thrive During Year-End Close
By: Tony Santiago, Mike Fryt

In this podcast with Tony Santiago and Mike Fryt, former Senior Vice President of Tax at FedEx, discuss strategies from the individual and organizational perspective for a smoother year-end close.

2014 Year-End State Tax Review and a Look Ahead to 2015 and Beyond
By: PwC

This is a brief, interactive summary and collection of Insights focused on the key developments, issues and trends across the state and local tax landscape in 2014 and what we may expect for 2015 and beyond.

Oh, those 2015 rules…
By: Mark Houtzager

New European Union VAT rules kicked in on January 1, 2015. This article discusses the two issues to keep in mind that will affect US based companies.

2015 State Business Tax Climate Index
By: Scott Drenkard, Joseph Henchman

This Index provides the top 10 ranked states as well as the 10 lowest ranked for 2015. States with the best tax systems will be the most competitive at attracting new businesses and most effective at generating economic and employment growth.

Rule Change Mandates Retroactive Reporting of 2014 Foreign Direct Investments
By: Paul Weiss

The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis has reinstated its Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, which requires the reporting of certain transactions involving foreign entities within 45 days of their closing.