KPMG's international tax reform analyzer

Modeling the potential impact of tax reform

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 gamechanger for many businesses—especially multinational organizations. On the international tax front, the 2017 Tax Act is complicated, introducing a number of new tax concepts that are layered on the existing tax system and may have a significant impact on an oragnization's global effective tax rate (ETR) and cross-border tax planning. Even the most experienced international tax practioners can become mired in the complexity when evaluating the potential impact of these rules on a company's global operations.

KPMG LLP's (KPMG) international tax reform analyzer can help.



ITRA is an Excel-based tool that allows for extensive modeling of international tax rules—both those introduced by the 2017 Tax Act and existing provisions—with support from KPMG's experienced International Tax partners and professionals to help tailor modeling and assist with identifying significant planning opportunties. 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 postion.

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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