By Jennifer Valdivia | September 14, 2017

The Risky Business of E-Commerce

The e-commerce model, promising as it may be, carries enormous risk for retailers and consumers alike. Because retailers are entrusted with consumers’ financial and personal information, businesses are concerned with the potential release of confidential customer, employee and corporate information, which could be exploited for identity fraud, financial theft or brand reputation damage.

By David Berliner | September 07, 2017

BDO’s Inaugural Quarterly Bankruptcy Update


By Michael Metz | July 28, 2017

Tax Reform Will Proceed Without the BAT

On July 27, the “Big Six” of tax reform—House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, National Economic Council Directory Gary Cohn, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman...


By Retail & Consumer Products Practice Leaders | July 27, 2017

Retailers Navigate Risk Overseas Amid Geopolitical Change

Vying for global market share, U.S. retailers stay abreast of the most critical international risks. Learn which international issues are top of mind for todays’ retailers in our 2017 Retail RiskFactor Report.


By Retail & Consumer Products Practice Leaders | July 13, 2017

Food Fraud: Understanding the Problem, Managing its Risks, and Seizing Opportunities

The media often reports on food fraud with the goal of educating consumers on how they may be impacted and tips for protecting themselves. However, businesses play the most critical role in managing food fraud.


By Jennifer Valdivia | July 07, 2017

How Retailers Contend with Today’s Prominent Challenges: BDO’s 2017 Retail RiskFactor Report

Alarmist headlines suggest the death of retail, but do retailers themselves share this perception? We analyzed the 10-K filings of the 100 largest U.S. retailers for our 2017 Retail RiskFactor Report, which found that retailers recognize both narrow and broad obstacles ahead.


By Michael Metz | June 12, 2017

Retail Reckons With Potential Tax Reform

On April 26, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn outlined the President’s vision for a tax overhaul, with significant potential implications for both individuals and businesses. Though the plan remains skeletal at best, several...


By Michael Metz | June 02, 2017

Transfer Pricing Alert: Court Delivers Prime Ruling for Amazon

In late March, a U.S. Tax Court ruled in favor of the taxpayer in the case of Amazon, Inc. & Subsidiaries v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The court determined that Amazon had undervalued its intangible property (IP) and applied a $1.5 billion adjustment to the taxpayer’s...