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The most advanced international tax planning and forecasting tool.

Unlike traditional compliance software, VantagePoint focuses primarily on global tax optimization, achieving superior overall results.

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The most advanced international tax planning and forecasting tool.

Unlike traditional compliance software, VantagePoint focuses primarily on global tax optimization, achieving superior overall results.

Easily Quantify the Impact of Change

Comprehensive & Fully Integrated

VantagePoint’s cloud-based platform makes it ideal for client teams and their advisors to collaborate on a real-time basis.

What-if Planning & Optimization

VantagePoint makes it easy to quantify changes in legal structure, entity classification, transfer pricing, and 861-8 methodology.

Side-by side comparison reports can be exported into Excel along with the related Audit Trail Reports.

Forecasting & Provision

VantagePoint is parameter driven, making it easy to adapt to new laws, such as for §250 and §163(j).

Get accurate results when time is limited, such as during provision analysis, multi-year forecasting, and acquisition planning.   

The interdependence of the GILTI, FDII and Foreign Tax Credit calculations, together with a heightened focus on base erosion and transfer pricing, requires a far more sophisticated tool that is capable of adapting to a dynamic global tax environment.

VantagePoint provides a centralized data hub that simultaneously integrates transfer pricing analytics and comprehensive international tax calculations.

Improve Processes & Optimize Tax Savings

VantagePoint’s accelerated TCJA implementation plan provides the client with a side-by-side comparison, reconciling with their provisional estimates.

Using a single integrated global tax database, clients can run multiple “what-if” scenarios to fully refine and optimize their overall results, including GILTI and FDII.

Capabilities

  • Global Intangible Income
  • Foreign Earnings & Profits
  • Foreign Tax Credit
  • Transfer Pricing, BEPS & BEAT
  • IC-DISC
  • DPAD
  • Tax Forms
  • Global Tax Analytics

Modeling your own information in VantagePoint is the best way to demonstrate its value.

Features

Global Tax Analytics

Simply perform “what-if” analysis on any number of alternative scenarios.

E-file Forms

VantagePoint’s e-fileable international tax forms are IRS-approved and compatible with tax compliance
software.

Access and Control

Benefit from unlimited system access throughout the implementation process.

Client-Driven Service

Whether a client has access to VantagePoint through a consulting engagement or a full license, Forte customizes its service level to meet each client’s specific objectives.

Features

Global Tax Analytics

Simply perform “what-if” analysis on any number of alternative scenarios.

Access and Control

Benefit from unlimited system access throughout the implementation process.

E-file Forms

VantagePoint’s e-fileable international tax forms are IRS-approved and compatible with tax compliance
software.

Client-Driven Service

Whether a client has access to VantagePoint through a consulting engagement or a full license, Forte customizes its service level to meet each client’s specific objectives.

Modeling your own information in VantagePoint is the best way to demonstrate its value.

Client-Driven, Customized Service

Forte customizes its service level to meet each client’s specific objectives. Some clients simply license the software and run independently after their initial implementation and training. Other clients prefer for the firm’s professionals to produce the desired deliverable on a turnkey basis. Yet others have Forte do most of the heavy lifting relating to specific deliverables, but want full access to VantagePoint for ad hoc planning and reporting.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Intercompany transactions are only entered once in VantagePoint and their impact is simultaneously accounted for the following purposes:

BEPS CbCR, Trasfer Pricing Analytics, Subpart F and Look-through Rules, Forms 8975, 5471, 8858 and 8865, Global Effective Tax Rate

  • Forte’s professionals have led Big Four international tax practices and their tax technology groups; and
  • Have developed and utilize VantagePoint, the most comprehensive international tax software; – and
  • Makes that software available for direct client use.

This marriage of expertise and software result in unmatched client value.

There are several key differences, but the first is perspective.  VantagePoint’s primary objective is global tax optimization and is not strictly U.S. focused.  Other specific differences are:

  • One single tax calculation database meaning that U.S. federal and international and non-U.S. tax computations are applied simultaneously – this is critically important for BEPS CbCR, transfer pricing analytics, repatriation planning, and GILTI/FDII computations.
  • VantagePoint simplifies the process of performing what-if analysis and direct comparison of alternative scenarios.
  • VantagePoint pricing is based on the modules used and is not dependent on the number of foreign corporations being processed.

Yes – VantagePoint has full range of IRS approved e-fileable international tax forms registered through its affiliate Global Tax Solutions.

All e-file provides have the ability to aggregate IRS approved e-fileable forms. VantagePoint licensees using VantagePoint for their international tax forms, invariably use a different provider their U.S. domestic and state returns. VantagePoint’s international tax forms, for example 8975, 5471, 8858, and 8865 are aggregated with their domestic compliance software and then transmitted directly to the IRS.

Yes – our philosophy is great knowledge (including software) – fully shared!

Populating data in VantagePoint is quick and easy with a utility that allows you to import data from a variety of external sources.

Simple export functions allow you to pull data out for quick reporting in Microsoft Excel® or in PDF format.

Set your own user access rights through the “Administration” tab.

The only requirement to access VantagePoint is Internet Explorer 8.0 and a user account.

VantagePoint is maintained on a server managed solely by Forte International Tax, LLC. It is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

VantagePoint is accessed on a web-based platform. All updates are completed automatically on a regular basis. We are also proactive in updating data based on tax law changes, so your data is always current.

Because technology and the tax industry are always changing, you can expect new releases on a regular basis to ensure peak performance and efficiency.

Events & Insights

Forte combines international tax expertise in conjunction with the most advanced, versatile, and powerful global tax software tool in the industry.

Forte focuses 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.