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Allan Smith, International Tax Executive Director, Grant Thornton LLP to Speak at KC’s 2010 Corporate Income Tax Return Compliance –Understanding the Complexities Webcast

New York, NY, April 27, 2011 --( Allan Smith, International Tax Executive Director, Grant Thornton LLP to Speak at KC’s 2010 Corporate Income Tax Return Compliance – Understanding the Complexities Live Webcast

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Allan Smith, International Tax Executive Director, Grant Thornton LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “2010 Corporate Income Tax Return Compliance – Understanding the Complexities LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for May 19, 2011 at 3:00 PM -5:00 PM ET.

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Event Synopsis:

A host of tax-related changes occurred during 2010, which must be understood in order to accurately complete 2010 income tax returns while limiting exposure and maximizing tax savings opportunities. From understanding the interplay between the 2010 Small Business Jobs Act and the 2010 Tax Relief Act in order to maximize tax savings opportunities to navigating potential exposure from new state/foreign tax reform and newly required Schedules UTP, 2010 income tax return compliance will be challenging to say the least. In this Knowledge Group Section webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals will help you understand the most critical issues which will include:

· Overview: Why 2010 is a Complex Year for Income Tax Compliance
· Federal Small Business Jobs Act of 2010
· Federal 2010 Tax Relief Act
· Obama’s Foreign Tax Reform
· Significant State Tax Law Changes (key states like California, New York, Texas)
· Federal Schedule UTP and State Conformity
· Live Interaction: Q&A Session

This live webcast will provide tax and related professionals with a comprehensive overview of the most critical tax-related changes impacting 2010 income tax return compliance.

Attending this course will give you the tools you need to understand how to maximize 2010 tax savings opportunities while ensuring potential exposure from various levels of tax reform is mitigated.

About Allan Smith

Allan has 20 years of public accounting experience, advising clients on tax planning, transactions, and compliance. As a member of the Greater Bay Area International Tax Services (ITS) Group, Allan has advised clients on cross-border transactions, transfer pricing strategies and international structuring, tax provision/APB23 implications of international operations, and international tax compliance and reporting. Allan primarily focuses on the technology industry and serves clients in the software, internet, and semiconductor sectors.

Recent Engagements

Design and implementation of transfer pricing strategy and international structure for expanding technology company
Post-acquisition planning to integrate combined companies’ structures to create tax efficiency
Establishment of foreign country operations for client including – structure of operations to effectively manage tax risks, development of procedures to comply with tax reporting for income tax, VAT, and other.

About Grant Thornton LLP

The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.

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