About BDO's Tax Innovation Webinar Series

BDO’s 2021 Tax Innovation Webinar series is designed to arm tax professionals with the knowledge they need to leverage technology in developing an agile tax department. In light of the pandemic and the changes to business that it has afforded, tax technology plays an increasingly important role as tax professionals work to manage new legislation and changing regulation and adapt in a virtual environment. Our series will take you through the stages of addressing the need to invest in and adapt to innovative tax technologies. We hope you will join as we discuss the benefits of integrating tax technology into your business.
One (1) hour of CPE in the field of Tax may be earned for each of the five events. Please note: each course is complimentary, but registration is required.
Topics covered in the series include: Insights Into Tax Technology Priorities, Harnessing the Accelerated Shift to a Digital Tax Department, Building the Case for a Tax Transformation Project, Automating Your Indirect Tax Function and Tax Technology Year-End Readiness.

Harnessing the Accelerated Shift to a Digital Tax Department

June 8, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Speakers: Shaun Green, Herb Lockyer & Spencer Orlin

Rapid improvements in technology combined with the extraordinary impact of COVID-19 have presented Tax Departments with a wide array of new opportunities and challenges. In a world of remote work the need for effective collaboration tools has become more important than ever before. And the wide availability of powerful automation and visualization tools is allowing data-savvy tax professionals to tackle redundant repetitive tasks with ease, freeing up their time to analyze and strategize. Digital is no longer just a buzzworthy word, but is an immediate necessity to meet tax filing deadlines and add value to the finance organization...the time has come to set a course for the future on your digital transformation journey.


How to Get Your Tax House in Order: Building The Case

August 10, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Speakers: Anne Giffels & Cristin Boynton 
Jointly presented with CSC Corptax

When embarking on a tax transformation project, you’ll need to build a business case internally, focusing on how a transformed tax function fits into your organization’s strategy and goals. Join us as we discuss how to build momentum for your project by analyzing your needs (gap assessment), setting priorities and building a great business case. Other considerations include reviewing licensed technology and evaluating whether your organization’s accounting and IT infrastructure can support further tax transformation.


Automating Your Indirect Tax Function

November 4, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Speakers: Shaun Green, Rameez Tahir, Greg Rosser & Joe Malloy 

For companies with customers across the US, there are immense challenges in keeping track of every sales tax rate and the taxability of items purchased and sold. Indirect Tax Automation can help you automate and optimize your sales and use tax processes, allowing you to redeploy resources to more value-added activities and spend less time tending to mundane tasks.


Year-End Readiness: Tax Technology Considerations

December 7, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Speakers: Jonathan Spiegel & Nate Woolgar
Jointly presented with ACT

Identify actions that your tax department can take now, ahead of year-end, to ready your team, workpapers and systems for the annual provision reporting period. With a focus on tax provision software, tax data and other emerging technologies, we’ll guide you through how to best leverage the tools at your disposal to confidently tackle year-end close and build upon that foundation to transition seamlessly into your 2021 compliance season.

In Case You Missed It


Insights Into Your Tax Technology Priorities

April 6, 2021
Speakers: Haley Dobre & Scott Hice
Jointly presented with ACT


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