Tax commandments for business

Peter Mason explains how those beginning or already in a tax role in business can address the key elements of tax leadership and management

So, you’ve made it! It’s the best job, the role you’ve always wanted – and now it’s yours. Then it dawns upon you; it’s your show now, and you need to work out what to do next!

There is conspicuously limited guidance out there to help you in a corporate tax role. For this reason, I will review the Tax Commandments for Business to steer you towards success. These underlying principles of good tax management apply to everyone within a company’s tax team, including advisers, tax authorities engaging with a tax team, and even other finance professionals. In any tax role, you will need to understand the techniques of leadership.