The CFO'S Perspective

Top 10 Federal Tax Compliance Issues for Businesses

We recently covered the cost of tax compliance in this recent article.  The costs are a direct result of how companies face a myriad of tax compliance issues, even in the wake of tax reform that is supposed to boost bottom line results. The top ten federal tax compliance issues for businesses haven't changed much in the wake of this reform. These are:

Topics: Taxes Legal Planning

What Does It Cost a Business to Maintain Tax Compliance?

We are continuing on the topic of tax compliance from the previous article.

If there is one thing most of us can agree on, it is that this nation's tax code is complicated! In 1955, the Internal Revenue Code was just 409,000 words, which already sounds daunting. By 2017, it had ballooned to nearly six times that size, clocking in at over 2.4 million words. According to the Tax Foundation, there are also roughly 60,000 pages of tax-related case law that are vital to understanding this nation's tax code.

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."
- Albert Einstein

Topics: Taxes Legal Expenses

The Importance of Federal Tax Compliance for Businesses

Every business is required to file tax returns and make payments on income at the state and federal level. While each organization has its own requirements, ignorance of the rules is not an excuse for non-compliance.

Not only is it vital that a company dedicate resources to federal tax compliance, it is also costly. Since tax rules tend to change frequently, there is a high risk of mistakes as well as the potential to miss opportunities, both situations that could hurt your company's bottom line.

Make sure you pay your taxes; otherwise you can get in a lot of trouble."
- Richard Nixon

Topics: Taxes Legal