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GTN at the GBTA Convention 2018

By David Livitt on July 25, 2018

August 11-15, 2018   |    San Diego, CA

GBTA Convention 2018Global Tax Network (GTN) is thrilled to be exhibiting at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention in San Diego, CA, August 11-15, 2018. The GBTA Convention is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and we are excited to join some of the biggest names in business for The Business Travel Event of the Year®. This event brings together thousands of business travel managers and industry suppliers to share insights, introduce products, and review industry trends.

The GBTA Convention will feature 400+ exhibitors and nearly 7,000 attendees from around the globe. This annual event promotes small and large business growth in the travel industry, with an Expo floor of new innovations and more than 100 educational opportunities, including CEO panels, peer-to-peer sessions, and professional development seminars.

GTN will be located at booth #1121, excited to discuss your mobility tax programs. Whether you’re sending your first employee overseas or have years of mobility expertise under your belt, our world-class specialists and proactive service will help you navigate mobility tax with confidence. We offer a unique experience to our clients, focusing exclusively on tax consulting and compliance for corporate global mobility programs, expatriates, foreign nationals, short-term international assignments, and permanent transfers. Click here to visit our online showroom.

 

Case Study – Partnering with HR to Mitigate Travel Related Tax Risks

Monday, August 13, 2018   |   9:30 AM – 10:00 AM   |   Meeting Room 5A Upper Level

GTN will also be presenting a case study to highlight how we work with our client’s global mobility team and their business travel department to implement a monitoring and risk assessment process using their travel expense data rather than requiring business travelers to complete a travel calendar. The session will illustrate how we use the data from client’s expense management system to create reports the global mobility team can use to assess risk and take action where needed. Further details can be found here.

Speakers include:

Brett Sipes, Managing Director – GTN Pacific

Brett has more than 20 years of experience in international tax services. He joined GTN in 2006 and serves as Managing Director of GTN's Pacific Region. Prior to GTN, Brett worked in the global mobility area with Ernst & Young, and in international executive services at KPMG. Clients appreciate Brett for his detail-oriented approach to digging for the right answer, an ability to see the big picture, and straightforward answers to complicated tax issues. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern College (now University of Northwestern) in 1997 and is a CPA.

David Livitt, Director / National Practice Leader, Business Traveler Services – GTN Atlantic

David Livitt is Director / National Practice Leader, Business Traveler Services at GTN. He has over 18 years’ experience in the area of mobility tax working with multinational companies of all sizes, assisting them and their employees to navigate the complexities that come with global mobility programs. Over the last 10 years, there has been a growing trend to assist companies with their short-term business traveler populations to develop user experience and global governance structures, policy design, process management and technology enabled solutions with a view to managing both corporate and employee individual tax compliance. David has successfully led and implemented a number of global business traveler projects.

Stephen Daas, Partner, Global Client Experience – GTN US

Steve joined GTN in October 2005 and began serving as GTN’s Chief Operating Officer in 2008. Effective January 1, 2018, Steve’s role and title transitioned to Partner, Global Client Experience where he will increase his focus and commitment to the firm’s promise of being the trusted partner and resource for their clients. Steve is proud of helping the firm grow from five employees to a global company in its own right and is best known for translating complicated tax language into meaningful advice for his clients, seeing both sides of an issue and developing a solution equitable to all involved, and staying calm regardless of the situation.

For more details regarding the event, see the GBTA Convention 2018 website.

For more about GTN, visit www.gtn.com.

Topics: GTNEvents, global mobility, Business Travelers, global tax

Author: David Livitt

David Livitt is Director / National Practice Leader, Business Traveler Services at GTN. He has over 18 years’ experience in the area of mobility tax working with multinational companies of all sizes, assisting them and their employees to navigate the complexities that come with global mobility programs. Over the last 10 years, there has been a growing trend to assist companies with their short-term business traveler populations to develop user experience and global governance structures, policy design, process management and technology enabled solutions with a view to managing both corporate and employee individual tax compliance. David has successfully led and implemented a number of global business traveler projects.
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