My day with the tax guns

Unannounced tax audits may be a fact of corporate life – but you wouldn’t necessarily expect them to involve firearms. This is the subject of an article very kindly contributed by Ian Barron, the former Vice President and Head of Corporate Tax at American Express for the EMEA Region:

“I’ve had some interesting and amusing experiences handling many tax audits in many countries but one in particular in Southern Europe makes me smile now, but didn’t at the time. Ironically, it wasn’t even a planned audit but an unannounced routine visit which unfortunately coincided with my arrival from the UK for meetings with local colleagues on a variety of tax matters.”

To read the full story as recounted by Ian, click here.

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