KPMG international tax reform analyzer

Modeling the potential impact of tax reform and the CARES Act

Tom Joss

Tom Joss

Partner, International Tax, KPMG US

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The U.S. tax law enacted in December 2017 (the 2017 Tax Act) is a game changer for many businesses—especially for multinational organizations as new tax concepts were layered on the existing tax system and had a significant impact on an organization's effective tax rate (ETR). The landscape became event further complicated with the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in March 2020. Even the most experienced international tax practitioners can become mired in the complexity when evaluating the potential impact of these rules on a company's global operations.

The KPMG international tax reform analyzer can help.



KPMG LLP's (KPMG) international tax reform analyzer (ITRA) is an Excel-based tool that allows for extensive modeling of international tax rules—including those introduced by the 2017 Tax Act, the CARES Act, and prior existing provisions—with support from experienced International Tax partners and professionals to help tailor modeling and assist with identifying significant planning opportunities. ITRA can help you with increased visibility into your global tax profile, the key drivers of your global ETR, and what planning can be considered to potentially improve your tax position.

ITRA key features:

  • Powerful modeling capabilities
  • Scalability
  • Extensive scenario planning ability
  • High-impact outputs/visualizations
  • Regular updates reflecting latest technical developments.

ITRA also links to other KPMG tax tools, providing a broader picture of the potential impact of tax reform, including:

  • ITRA's Connector:

Connecting tax reform modeling and compliance

ITRA's tax compliance connector (ITRA's Connector) interfaces directly with third-party corporate income tax compliance tools., such as Corptax and Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Income Tax compliance software. Without this automated interface, multinational companies may experience gaps and inefficiencies in connecting their international tax calculations to completed tax forms.

  • ITRA's PTEP module:

Tackling complex PTEP attribute tracking and distribution ordering rules

The complex and evolving previously taxed earnings and profits (PTEP) rules have become the centerpiece of cross-border cash management and attribute tracking. An add-on to ITRA, the PTEP module allows users to model distribution scenarios to understand the potential tax implications and facilitate decision-making.

  • State and local tax reform tool: Helps measure the potential state and local income tax impact of tax reform by estimating and evaluating various significant provisions.
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