Chief Tax Officer Insights


KPMG's Chief Tax Officer (CTO) Insights is designed to highlight top-of-mind issues for tax executives and ways CTOs are addressing these opportunities and challenges. Each edition covers critical information CTOs can leverage to further their organization's tax function. 

Jeffrey C. LeSage

Jeffrey C. LeSage

Americas Vice Chairman, Tax, KPMG US

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Latest CTO Insights – May 2020

As the world grapples with the health and financial implications of COVID-19, tax leaders are also navigating a rapidly changing landscape. Tax professionals are working in new, unfamiliar work environments. Many companies are facing serious liquidity challenges. The CARES Act and other relief and regulatory measures are having complex tax implications.

The new issue of CTO Insights examines the complex risks and challenges facing CTOs—many of them unprecedented in our time. We also share examples of how CTOs are leading their teams through the crisis. 

Chief Tax Officer Insights
Navigating the new reality: How CTOs are steering the tax function through COVID-19

Questions for CTOs to consider:

  • How will current economic uncertainty impact your tax department's near-term priorities?
  • How will your move to a remote workforce impact your tax function operating model after the crisis is resolved?
  • How will you weigh the benefits of CARES Act aid verus the potential risks to your corporate reputation?


COVID-19 is having wide-ranging economic, business, and social impacts. Tax, trade, and other authorities around the world are responding with regulatory change, relief measures, and extensions. Updates on these developments and tax insights from KPMG related to impact of COVID-19 on business can be found here.


Chief Tax Officer Insights Videos

Learn from top executives in the tax function on how to overcome common challenges and seize opportunities as they arise. 


Evolving Tax Function Operating Models

Hear how CTOs are optimizing their operations with technology, outsourcing, and co-sourcing. 

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The Tax Function of the Future

Tax departments are evolving at light speed with emerging technologies and essential personnel. 


The Tax Data Revolution

Learn how emerging technologies influence the tax department and ultimately, the business itself. 

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Previous Editions: CTO Insights

Get the knowledge you need to bring value to your organization by understanding recent developments in an ever-changing tax landscape.

CTO Insights - March 2020
In this edition of CTO Insights we examine preliminary considerations of CTOs as they work to build a tax function operating model for the future. Relentless disruption is compelling CTOs to seek new ways to drive value from tax. However, there is no standard blueprint on the approach.
CTO Insights - November 2019
In this edition of CTO Insights we focus on how CTOs are keeping up with the fast pace of global developments and what approaches they are using to deal with the growing operational load on the tax function.


Previous Editions: Issue Spotlight

Our Issue Spotlight editions take a deeper dive into one topic from our quarterly publication and provides actionable insights for your tax function.

CTO Insights - Issue Spotlight - January 2020
In this edition of CTO Insights - Issue Spotlight, we examine the latest details on Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 proposals from the OECD regarding the digital economy debate and share approaches for navigating wide-reaching digital rule changes.
CTO Insights - Issue Spotlight - September 2019
In this edition of CTO Insights - Issue Spotlight we discuss the digital tax debate, who it might affect, progress toward a multilateral consensus, and how tax audit activity is coming into play.