Tax in Control
Risk management is a high priority for corporate tax departments. In recent years, our specialists have helped various (multi-) national companies in a practical and project-based way with questions and solutions concerning tax in control.
We help you with project-based support from our experienced specialists. We use a proven approach and the tax in control framework we have developed. You also get access to all our tax in control documentation.
Best practice approach and toolkit
We have converted our experiences with Tax in Control into a ‘best practice’ set of control and risk-reporting instruments. Based on this ‘toolkit’, we have developed a tax in control framework, which meets the needs of companies. Within this framework, existing procedures can easily be integrated.
The tax in control framework consists of the following six building blocks:
1. Scope determination
The scope of the Tax in Control Framework (TCF) is determined. We look at countries, entities, tax areas and processes (scope) and use -among other things- standardized questionnaires.
2. Risk analysis
We assess general risks, for example regarding processes and reputation, and tax technical risks. We use specialized ‘risk and control matrices’ per tax area, based on the designs of more than 50 different companies.
We develop procedures based on standard models for each tax area or process. Roles and responsibilities are also determined on the basis of responsibility matrices (RACI models).
4. Control tools
Depending on the risk analysis, control tools, for example instructions or hard controls such as a VAT round-trip, are drawn up. Our specialists have an extensive selection of sample control tools.
A limited number of key controls are selected per tax area/process. Based on this, the tax control framework is tested annually to determine whether it is effective or needs maintenance (‘risk-control cycle’).
The findings are recorded in a risk register and/or a tax risk-management report. We use our own templates.