Jnet is the bilingual newsletter of KPMG's U.S. Japanese Practice. Published since 1997, Jnet is issued quarterly to update you on audit, accounting, tax, and other business issues relevant to Japanese companies operating in the United States.
In 2018, U.S. CEOs are feeling strong confidence in the U.S. economy and their own growth prospects over the next three years. But overall growth expectations are modest, and factors like technology-driven disruption and cyber security are real concerns. That's according to KPMG's "Growing Pains: 2018 U.S. CEO Outlook," an in-depth survey of 400 U.S. CEOs from a range of companies.
Most business leaders recognize that tax issues matter to the ultimate success of transactions. None of this is new: It's the way it's always been; a known fact. But knowledge doesn't always translate into action. To what extent do companies involved in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and restructurings really account for the tax implications of transactions? Does the tax function truly play a strategic role from planning to integration, or does it sit on the sidelines until the fourth quarter?
In recent months, the U.S. government has taken significant tariff action, affecting a variety of products in a wide array of industries. In this article, KPMG's Trade & Customs team provides background and overview in light of these developments.
Internal audit strategies are critical as technologies evolve and business environments change. This annual publication outlines the critical role internal audit has in helping technology companies manage some of today's most important risk areas.
Intelligent automation is set to transform our lives. For business services, it promises huge gains, including lower costs along with better market insight into customer experiences. As a result, many organizations are already using basic robotic process automation (RPA) to carry out simple, rules-based tasks to become more productive. The next step is to introduce more sophisticated intelligent automation classes that have the potential to lead to transformational change.
In this section, we provide brief updates on regulatory developments in auditing and accounting that may impact Japanese companies in the United States.
In this section of Jnet, we provide brief updates on legislative, judicial, and administrative developments in tax that may impact Japanese companies operating in the United States.
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