A New Tax Service Option: Global Expertise Delivering Tailored Solutions

The TaxForward Alliance comprises nine tax specialty firms who have joined forces in an effort to offer a continuum of tax solutions.

A group of leading tax specialists has joined forces in an effort to offer a continuum of tax solutions.

The TaxForward Alliance comprises nine tax specialty firms that have evolved from national practices over the years and now, together, provide a wide range of tax services ranging from U.S. and Canadian indirect tax research and compliance, income tax, unclaimed property, tax technology implementation and audit assistance. Each of the firms was founded by recognized leaders in their tax specialty areas. More information regarding the services is available on the TaxForward Alliance website at www.taxforwardalliance.com.

TaxForward Alliance founder Diane Yetter, president of YETTER and founder of The Sales Tax Institute, said the Alliance members have worked as informal partners for years, calling on each other whenever they needed client assistance outside of their areas of expertise. "Now that we've formed the TaxForward Alliance, we can work together as a seamless global and multi-service team, with our strengths complementing each other and allowing us to provide the highest level of service to our clients." Yetter added, "We are united by our boutique philosophies, our commitment to our clients and our specialized expertise."

The TaxForward Alliance includes the following companies:

Globegistics - Tigard, Oregon. Services: Tax engine integration with ERP systems; VAT business transformation; global implementation best practice reviews; design, configuration, and integration testing; and configuration support and training.

Piscine Tax Consulting - Detroit, Michigan. Services: Audit management, sales tax internal process and systems review and project management services.

Pritchett Sales and Use Tax Consulting and Arkansas Sales and Use Tax School - Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. Services: Refund review; audit defense; educational seminars - Arkansas Sales and Use Tax Statutes and Rules; custom Arkansas sales and use tax training; anonymous legal opinion requests with state of Arkansas; voluntary disclosure agreement with state of Arkansas; and Arkansas sales and use tax speaking engagements.

R&M Consulting - Chicago, Illinois. Services: Sales and use tax compliance (outsourcing, co-sourcing and loan staff); sales and use tax audit assistance; sales and use tax research; sales and use tax special projects; income tax compliance (outsourcing, co-sourcing and loan staff); income tax audit assistance; income tax research and special projects; tax provision; internal audit; information technology audit; and security reviews.

Sales Tax Institute - Chicago, Illinois. Services: Sales and use tax training institute that offers live courses including Basics of Sales and Use Tax, Advanced Sales Tax Workshop and Tax Leader Summit; online sales and use tax courses; sales and use tax webinars; and custom sales and use tax training.

State & Local Network Projects - St. Louis, Missouri. Services: Sales & use tax refund recovery; audit defense; nexus and voluntary disclosure; letter rulings and opinions; multi-state unclaimed property services including consulting, status reviews and risk analysis, voluntary disclosure, policies, procedures, training, and compliance.

Tax Technology Group, Inc. - Pasadena, California. Services: Business process review and best practices assessment; tax software strategy and selection; tax systems implementation; and custom tax systems development.

Veridical Tax Advisors Inc. - Toronto, Ontario. Services: Canadian sales tax advisory and consulting services; Canadian sales tax assistance for non-residents doing business in Canada; Canadian sales tax education and training; Canadian sales tax audit assistance and management; and Canadian sales tax transaction and planning advisory services

YETTER - tax meets technology - Chicago, Illinois. Services: Sales and use tax strategic planning and visioning; tax department structure and process reviews; sales and use tax assistance including nexus studies, voluntary disclosures, taxability research, due diligence and audit defense; sales and use tax education; sales and use tax speaking engagements; and expert witness.

For more information about the Alliance or to discuss a project need, contact Diane Yetter at diane@yettertax.com or at (312) 701-1800.