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Balancing tax benefits and risks in retail transformation



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As many retailers transform their business to meet the new digital customer, there are benefits to leverage and risks to manage. Retail and consumer product company leaders often make business decisions such as new ecommerce investments, increased technology capabilities, store modifications and more that could qualify for the federal and state R&D tax credit. This benefits the company by creating an influx of cash that can be reinvested in the business and provides permanent savings.



As retail companies expand their online ecommerce capabilities, they often create new reporting requirements in unfamiliar jurisdictions that are cumbersome to manage and track manually.

Join Grant Thornton for this webcast for retail business leaders to learn how their peers are qualifying for tax credits and are managing compliance complexities created by a surge in ecommerce activities.



Date and time

Original broadcast  Dec 10, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET



Recommended CPE credits

Please note: CPE credits are not awarded for webcast replay.   



Learning objectives

  • Define which business activities could qualify a retailer for R&D tax credits, creating added benefits
  • Describe how sales and use tax compliance and automation can protect a retailer from risk
  • Cite a case study of a retailer that is managing their tax position as a strategic advantage



Frank Russo

Frank is a Managing Director in Grant Thornton’s Metro New York Tax Practice.

New York, New York

  • Manufacturing
  • Technology and telecommunications
  • Retail and consumer products
Service Experience
  • Tax reporting and advisory
  • Tax
Rob Levin

Rob is a Partner in Grant Thornton’s Strategic Federal Tax Services (“SFTS”) practice in the Atlanta office with over 21 years of experience and serves as the Southeast R&D Tax Credit practice leader, as well as the National Section 199 leader.

Atlanta, Georgia

  • Real estate and construction
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology and telecommunications
  • Transportation, logistics, warehousing and distribution
  • Energy
  • Retail and consumer products
  • Private equity
Service Experience
  • Strategic federal tax
  • Tax reporting and advisory
  • Tax
  • State and local tax
  • Tax innovation
  • Public Sector

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Group - Internet



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