Guardian Industries Puts New Fixed Assets Management Software through Its Paces

We have a great case study about Guardian Industries, a diversified global manufacturing company. They needed to replace their woefully inadequate asset management system, but rigorous requirements had to be met, and disparate stakeholders accommodated. Read about their journey to where they are now, using Fixed Assets Manager™ across 58 locations. Kathy Costillo, Tax Director, … Continue reading

It’s All About the Customer

For the first time in my career, I had the opportunity to attend Microsoft Convergence this year. Convergence, for those not in the know, is Microsoft’s business user conference for companies and partners using, or providing add-on solutions for, the Microsoft Dynamics suite of business enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) software. Spread broadly over 4 major … Continue reading

IRS Exam Flower Power Tactics

It’s a grey raining spring day. The sun gave up fighting the stubborn clouds hours ago. They say all of this rain will give way to flowers, butterflies and rainbows – positive thinking. In reality your mind is wrapped around warm pajamas and Irish coffee. Positive thinking – you’re in need of a big dose … Continue reading

AA Step 2 – Ways to Create Tax Diamonds

AA Step 2 – Ways to Create Tax Diamonds

Accountants’ type-A personalities lead us to be excellent gemologists.  Not only can we crunch numbers but with that same pressure we’ve been able to create magnificent diamonds from the graphite in our No. 2 pencil.  For the science geeks there are two ways to create a synthetic diamond.  The first is a method called high … Continue reading

FATCA IGAs Double As 2013 Ends

During the last two months of 2013, the number of signed bilateral intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) doubled, increasing from nine to 18. Despite this significant increase, the total number of agreements that have been concluded is still only 18 (four signed in 2012 and 14 signed in … Continue reading

How Does MFA Apply to You?

The Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) of 2013 has probably been one of the most discussed topics in the sales and use tax field since Quill was handed down in 1992 or the beginning of the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement in the late ’90s. Whether you are for the measure or opposed to it, … Continue reading

Voodoo Data Dolls – A Necessity for Tax Sanity

Voodoo Data Dolls – A Necessity for Tax Sanity

  Voodoo Data Dolls – it’s not just a Halloween character, but a necessary tool to combat company data goblins.  Tax professionals depend on the fine folks outside of the tax department in order to effectively perform tasks.  Regardless if it’s for tax compliance, apportionment information, regulatory filings, provisions, or general tax planning, we fall … Continue reading

Welcoming Customers of Red Moon Solutions

On July 8, 2013, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting acquired Fixed Assets Manager™ and eTaxPortal™ products from Red Moon Solutions, LLC. We are excited to welcome Red Moon Solutions customers and we look forward to delivering unmatched global solutions to help you grow your business. Please visit to learn more.