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Strategic Business Tax Planning

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ISBN-10: 047000990X

ISBN-13: 9780470009901

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: John E. Karayan, Charles W. Swenson

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"Strategic Business Tax Planning, Second Edition" is the definitive handbook on business tax planning, skipping the unnecessary and minute taxation details and focusing instead on the big picture in taxes. Organized around business processes, this reader-friendly guide shows you how to optimally put tax management principles to work in your business.
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Book details

List price: $130.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/20/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.40" wide x 9.27" long x 1.48" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

About the Authors
Strategic Tax Planning
A Framework for Understanding Taxes
How Are Taxes Important in Decision Making?
Types of Taxes
Basic Principles of Taxation
Sources of Tax Laws
Important Principles and Concepts in Tax Law
SAVANT Framework
Using the SAVANT Framework to Guide Tax Planning
Putting It All Together: SAVANT Concepts Illustrated
Forming the Enterprise
Choosing a Legal Entity: Risk Management, Raising Capital, and Tax Management
Anticipation and Timing Issues
Putting It All Together: Applying SAVANT to Entity Choice
Specialized Legal Forms
Financing a New Venture
Internal Financing
External Financing: Debt versus Equity
Operating the Firm
New Products: Development, Promotion, and Advertising
New Products and Product Improvement
SAVANT and Research and Development
Attracting and Motivating Employees and Managers: Company and Employee Tax Planning
Executive Compensation
Nonexecutive Employee Compensation
Pension and Profit-Sharing Plans
Current and Deferred Compensation
Limits on Deductibility on Executive Compensation
Stock Options
Management Bonus Plans
Financial Statement/Finance versus Tax Strategy Trade-Offs
Putting It All Together: Applying SAVANT to Executive Compensation
Market Penetration: Operating in Different States
General Principles of State and Local Taxation
Planning with Income Taxes: Manipulation of Plant, Workforce, and Point-of-Sale Locations
Location Choice: Sourcing versus Production Platforms
Distribution: Planning for Sales and Use Taxes
Lobbying and Tax Abatements
Trade-Offs with Local Tax Incentives: Infrastructure, Government Costs/Subsidies, and Other Local Costs
Putting It All Together: SAVANT Applied to Market Penetration in Other States
Market Penetration: Company and Employee Tax Planning for Operating in Foreign Countries
Some Basics on U.S. Taxation of Overseas Operations
Some Basics on Taxation by Countries Other than the United States
Tax Treaties
Effective Tax Management
Putting It All Together: Penetrating Foreign Markets from a SAVANT Perspective
Operations Management
Production Design and Process Selection
Inventory: Methods of Accounting and Includable Amounts
Strategic Capacity Planning: Plant versus People
Putting It All Together: Operations Management from a SAVANT Perspective
Financing Ongoing Operations and Tax Planning
Operating Earnings
Sale of Operating Assets
Sale of Investments
Short-Term Borrowing
Accounts Receivable
Decrease in Dividends
Stock Dividends
Stock Buybacks
Using Employee Stock Ownership Plans
Receipt of Dividends from Subsidiaries
Putting It All Together: Financing Ongoing Operations from a SAVANT Perspective
Capital Budgeting
Fixed Asset Acquisition
Analysis from a SAVANT Perspective
Putting It All Together: SAVANT Concepts Applied to Capital Budgeting
Make or Buy Decisions
Capital Budgeting and Plant Capacity
Risk Considerations
Financial Statement Analysis and Proactive Tax Planning
Segmental Analysis
Other Tax Aspects in Segmental Analysis
Strategic Analysis: Using Competitor's Tax Note and Segmental Data
Changing Original Form
Financial Restructuring
Financial Restructuring in the SAVANT Framework
Business Restructuring
Legal Entity Restructuring
Divestitures in the SAVANT Framework
Selling Off Parts of the Business
Selling a Business to an Outside Entity
Mergers and Acquisitions
Some General Tax Rules
Tax-Free Mergers and Acquisitions
Statutory Mergers and Consolidations
Taxable Mergers and Acquisitions
Tax Planning and Acquisition Costs
Allocating Purchase Price
Financial Accounting Trade-Offs
Maximizing Tax Benefits
Leveraged Buyouts
Sources of Merger and Acquisition Finance
Defensive Strategies
Merger and Acquisition Activity and Scrutiny by Tax Authorities
Putting It All Together: Merger and Acquisition from a SAVANT Perspective
Other Topics in Changing Original Form
Use of Flow-Through Entities for Divestitures
Use of Flow-Through Entities for Acquisitions
Buying a Subsidiary for Its Assets
Fighting Off Takeover Attempts with ESOPs
Basic Tax Research Skills
Steps in the Research Process
Sources of the Law
Getting Answers to Simple Questions
Present Value Analysis: Lump Sums
Uneven Cash Flows