What General Counsel Should Ask Tax Directors

Today's General Counsel

"Since tax departments report up through the finance rather than legal function in most companies, it is easy for chief legal officers to be disconnected from one of the most legally complex and risky parts of an enterprise. Couple that with the fact that most tax directors are accountants, not lawyers, and you have the all-too-common situation in which the chief legal officer is unaware of tax disputes until it may be too late. This can be avoided, however, if you know the right questions to ask and understand where in-house counsel can be most helpful to the tax department."

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