From the Inside Flap
Reducing taxes is important but not necessarily paramount. The seasoned manager seeks to optimize tax impacts by balancing expected tax burdens against the costs of reducing them-not minimizing but optimizing the tax burden. Examining the tax implications of transactions as they occur throughout a company's life cycle, tax gurus John Karayan, Charles Swenson, and Joseph Neff focus on strategic tax planning for the non-tax, decision-making manager in Strategic Corporate Tax Planning.
Rather than focusing on detailed, nation-specific tax rules, the authors direct their attention toward giving their readers a critical mass of tax knowledge, communicating universal principles that can be applied in any situation. To this end they introduce an innovative tax strategy system, SAVANT, an acronym for how tax planning fits into business decisions: Strategy, Anticipation, Value-Adding, Negotiating, and Timing. Karayan, Swenson, and Neff show how managers can apply this framework to typical business transactions, illustrating their points with numerous real-life examples. Breaking the life cycle of a business into four sections-(1)Understanding Strategic Tax Planning: A Framework, (2) Forming the Enterprise, (3) Operating the Firm, and (4) Changing the Original Form-the book's chapters include:
* Choosing a Legal Entity: Risk Management, Raising Capital, and Tax Management
* New Products: Development, Promotion, and Advertising
* Attracting and Motivating Employees and Managers: Company and Employee Tax Planning
* Mergers and Acquisitions
The authors also cover the four techniques generally employed in tax strategies-creation, conversion, shifting, and splitting-as well as non-U.S. and cross-border tax implications. A company generally bases its operational decisions on after-tax cash flows, meaning taxes have a dramatic impact on corporate success and even non-tax managers need to understand the tax implications of their decisions. Strategic Corporate Tax Planning shows managers how to apply the fundamentals of taxation in their business decisions, empowering them to be more effective in their jobs.
From the Back Cover
Praise for Strategic Corporate Tax Planning
See all Editorial Reviews
"Business decision-makers need to think bottom line, and that means after taxes. This book does a fine job of helping managers get to the bottom line without getting bogged down in the details of taxes." -Donald H. Dye, Dean, the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Riverside, former CEO, Callaway Golf
"This book is a must for any engineer who goes into management, or goes out on his own." -John N. Friend, Vice President and Chief Engineer, Delta Scientific Corp., Valencia, California
"Perhaps the book's greatest value is in providing a window into the American business mind." -Kelvin Ketteringham, Managing Director, Caversham Ltd., Reading, England
"Strategic Corporate Tax Planning is a great handbook for entrepreneurial professionals." -Steve S. Gupta, MD, La Canada-Flintridge, California