North American International Tax Conference review

Praxity’s 12th North America International Tax Conference attracted a global audience of tax, accounting, audit and industry professionals to discuss the hottest topics in the profession.

The North American International Tax Conference has grown into one of the largest and most respected tax conferences of its kind, attracting some of the world’s leading industry spokespeople and international tax and transfer pricing specialists. This year’s event, held virtually for the second successive year, featured an exclusive networking session, live discussion and Q&As, with practical examples and discussions from a US and global perspective. Chair of Praxity’s North American International (NAI) Tax Working Group Kellie Becker, a Partner and leader of International Tax Practice at Praxity member firm Plante Moran, said: “We had over 400 participants throughout the conference sessions. Some of my favourite highlights were the discussions on Tax Reform 2.0, Foreign Tax Credits and trends in M&A.” Justin Stenberg, a Partner at Praxity member firm BKD, who takes over from Kellie as Chair of the NAI Tax Working Group on January 1, said: “It was so exciting to see participants and contributors come together from around the world to collaborate and share. Even in a virtual environment, this conference is unmatched both in program content and the opportunities afforded to interact with global international tax experts. I cannot wait to see everyone next year in New Orleans.”

Conference sessions included:

  • Developments in ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance)
  • Insights on how to deal with tax issues in a digital economy
  • Understanding cryptocurrency
  • Updates on the business landscape in different jurisdictions

The event took place on Praxity’s online conference platform from 15-18 November 2021. Unlike other Praxity conferences which are designed exclusively for member firms, the North American event is open to industry stakeholders, CPAs, and cross-border tax experts, including professionals who work with multi-national companies, deal with cross-border operations, or international trade. This provides an essential forum for businesses looking to escalate their international expansion plans and tap into local knowledge before committing significant resources. The conference was also an opportunity for accounting professionals to train and network. This year’s event provided up to eight hours NASBA-accredited Continuing Professional Education (CPE). The focus was on enabling professionals to gain a deep understanding of the tax considerations of doing business internationally, with a North American perspective. Plans are already well under way to stage next year’s North American International Tax Conference ‘live’ in New Orleans from November 9-11. “We look forward to seeing everyone in New Orleans next year for a really engaging conference,” Kellie said.

Find out more

Tax and accounting professionals in Praxity member firms who missed any sessions or would like to review them again can do so by logging on to the Praxity Portal. The Portal also contains details about next year’s event

On behalf of Praxity by Ian Lavis thewritingroom