2017 BDO Tax Outlook Survey

March 2017

Now that election fever has passed, talk of tax reform is heating up. Both the president and Congress have spoken widely on their hopes for a tax code overhaul, leaving tax executives to closely monitor how changes might impact their bottom lines. According to our third annual BDO Tax Outlook Survey, all the tax executives polled think tax reform is likely to some degree under the Trump administration, with 60 percent believing it to be "very likely." Read on to learn what reforms are the highest priority for tax executives, and how they're navigating crucial shifts at both the national and international level. 

Explore the Survey

Click the graphics below to explore the different sections of the Survey.
Tax Executives Primed for Potential Reform
The GOP Border Tax-adjustment Proposal
BEPS Gains Steam Causing Tax Planning Concerns  
In the Near-Term, State and Local Considerations are Key  
The PATH Act One Year Later  
Companies Look Inward to Cybersecurity Abilities  
Spotlight on Industry  
Potential Reforms are Top of Mind for Tax Executives  

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About the Survey

The BDO Tax Outlook Survey of Tax Executives is a national telephone survey conducted by Market Measurement, Inc., an independent market research consulting firm, whose executive interviewers spoke directly to 100 tax executives, or those with tax director responsibilities, at public companies with revenues of over $1 billion using a survey conducted within a scientifically developed pure random sample.