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VantagePoint™ performs comprehensive global tax calculations, including GILTI, FDII, FTC and BEAT in real-time.

Forte has a customized approach utilizing VantagePoint that ranges from consulting engagements to a full license of the software.
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Check out the second installment of “Tax Technology Corner” where Tax Executive Institute explores how Forte helps multinationals solve today’s most complex tax challenges using VantagePoint™ Global Tax Software.

“With passage of the tax reform legislation, there were many new provisions, including GILTI, FDII, BEAT, and 163(j), that needed to be dealt with…[VantagePoint] was pretty far advanced and ready to go.”

Past Events

2019 Association for Computers and Taxation (ACT) Annual Conference: Corporate Tax Automation

Presenter & Sponsor
International Tax Automation in a Post-Tax Reform World

May 20-22, 2019 | Clearwater Beach, FL
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CorpTax University: ASC 740 Accounting For Income Taxes

U.S. Foreign Income Tax and Manufacturing Credits

May 16-17, 2019 | Plano, TX
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Tax Executives Institute (TEI)’s 69th Midyear Conference

GILTI/FDII/FTC/BEAT – Global Tax Integration

March 31-3, 2019 | Washington, DC
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Tax Executives Institute (TEI) Tax and Tax Technology Seminar

GILTI/FDII/FTC/BEAT – Global Tax Integration
Client Panelist: Texas Instruments – Vera Cretcher
Firm/Vendor Speaker: Forte International – Mark Gasbarra & Thomson Reuters (Orbitax team)
Moderator: Sandhya Edupuganty

February 26-27, 2019 | San Mateo, CA
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CorpTax University Training: ASC 740 Accounting for Income Taxes Training

Presentation: U.S. Foreign Income Tax Credit

December 6-7, 2018 | Plano, TX

Association for Computers and Taxation (ACT) Webinar: GILTI, FDII, FTC and the Impact of 861-8

This webinar uses an integrated case study to illustrate the impact of 861-8 on Sec. 965, GILTI, FDII, and FTC.


The allocation and apportionment of deductions under Treas. Reg. Section 1.861-8 is a critical factor in calculating the following statutory provisions:

  • Subpart F Income;
  • Global Intangible Low-taxed Income (“GILTI”);
  • DISC Taxable Income;
  • Domestic Production Activities Deduction;
  • Foreign Derived Intangible Income (“FDII”); and
  • Foreign Tax Credit Limitations.

This session focuses on the application of the 1.861-8 regulations using an integrated Case Study to demonstrate the impact on Subpart F, GILTI, FDII, and the separate FTC limitations.  The Case emphasizes the need to perform “what-if” modeling using alternative methods, especially considering the uncertainty surrounding the impact of 1.861-8 on the GILTI deduction.

Speaker Bios

Mark Gasbarra, National Managing Director, Forte International Tax
With over 30 years of industry experience, Mark has helped many of the country’s most successful enterprises implement all aspects of international taxation. A hallmark of Mark’s career has been leveraging technology to improve tax department performance. Prior to founding Forte International Tax, Mark held leadership positions at PwC, Ernst & Young, and CliftonLarsonAllen. Mark leads the firm on its mission of achieving global tax minimization through process efficiency.

Sandhya Edupuganty, Corporate Tax, Texas Instruments Incorporated
Sandhya has over 30 years of tax experience in multinational corporations as well at Big 4 accounting firms in direct and indirect tax, federal, state and international tax and tax compliance and tax accounting roles. She has a bachelors in commerce from St Francis College, India and a Masters in Accounting (specialization in tax) from University of Alabama, Birmingham. Building on tax technical skills, she has focused the second half of her career on streamlining processes to reduce risk through tax technology. She is an active member of Tax Executives Institute and ACT.

August 21, 2018 | Webinar 1:00 PM CDT
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Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s 4th Annual Export Conference: Global is Local: Developing a 21st Century Trade Policy That Works for Illinois

Presenter and Panel Sponsor
Presentation: Tax Reform, Leveling the Playing Field and Export Tax Incentives

May 17, 2018 | Chicago, IL
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Tax Council Policy Institute’s (TCPI) 19th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium

“Disruption and opportunity in the era of global tax transformation”
Exhibitor (Table 11

February 15-16, 2018 | Washington, D.C.
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BKR International: International Tax Committee Telemeeting

U.S. International Tax Reform: Leveling The Playing Field

January 9, 2018 | Webinar
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BKR International: Manufacturing Committee Telemeeting

Implementing Tax Reform Proposals for Closely Held Manufacturers

December 14, 2017 | Webinar
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Strafford Webinar: IC-DISC Strategies


October 5, 2017 | 1:00pm-2:50pm EDT/10:00am-11:50am PDT Webinar
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ACT Webinar

Leveraging Technology to Deliver Tax Savings: How to Optimize the Domestic Production Activities Deduction & FTC Utilization

August 8, 2017 | Webinar 1:00 PM CDT
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Forte combine international tax expertise in conjunction with the most advanced, versatile, and powerful global tax software tool in the industry.

Forte focus specifically on those areas of international taxation that have the greatest impact on U.S.-based multinationals and exporters.

VantagePoint™ provides a centralized data hub, which helps companies manage their global tax position throughout the year.