Enter now for the Americas Tax Awards 2016

Private-practice, in-house and individual awards are up for grabs at this year's Americas Tax Awards.

  • Ralph Cunningham
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The research period for this year's Americas Tax Awards, which take place in New York on September 15, is now open The closing date for entries is Friday June 24.

Download the entry forms now:

The Americas Awards explained

National-Tax-Firm-of-the-Year

National-Transfer-Pricing-Firm-of-the-Year

Americas Deals of the Year 

Americas Tax Compliance & Reporting Firm of the Year

Americas Tax Innovator of the Year

Americas Tax Policy Firm of the Year

Americas Tax Technology Firm of the Year

Americas Tax Pro Bono Firm of the Year

Americas Best Newcomer

International Firm of the Year in the Americas

Americas In-House Tax Team of the Year

Americas In-House Transfer Pricing Team of the Year

Americas Tax Court Firms of the Year

Americas Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Americas Transfer Pricing Practice Leader of the Year

Americas Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Americas Tax Disputes Practice Leader of the Year

The awards will recognise the leading tax and transfer pricing firms in 21 jurisdictions or US metropolitan areas, as well the top firms by region in North and South America, and will be presented during a dinner on Thursday September 15th at the Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue in New York. There are also in-house awards for corporate teams in North and South America.

And this year, for the first time, the awards will honour the practice leaders of the year in tax, indirect tax, transfer pricing and tax disputes. These individual awards will be given for client work, and practice growth and development

Please read this document, which lists the awards, the jurisdictions covered and how they are judged, for more information.

How to enter (and make your life easier at the same time)

1.     Don’t panic.

2.     If your firm has already made a submission for the World Tax 2017 and World Transfer Pricing 2017 directories, then you have already done a lot of the work required.

We shall accept, unless you tell us otherwise, the relevant information your directory submissions contain for the national tax and transfer pricing awards, the deal categories and the regional awards where a separate entry is not required. Just send us a short e-mail if you don’t want us to do this, so we know not to look at submissions we don’t need to.

You can still submit a separate entry form if you have extra information you want to tell us about, or if you want to target a particular award, but you don’t have to. It’s your choice.

No separate entry is required for the regional tax, transfer pricing, indirect tax and tax disputes awards.

3.        Many of the other categories, ie

·        Best Newcomer in the Americas

·        Americas Tax Compliance & Reporting Award

·        Americas Tax Innovation Award

·        Americas Tax Technology Award

·        International Firm in the Americas

·        Americas Tax Policy Team of the Year

·        Americas Tax Pro Bono Award

·        Americas Tax Practice Leader of the Year

·        Americas Transfer Pricing Practice Leader of the Year

·        Americas Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year

·        Americas Tax Disputes Practice Leader of the Year

do not correspond exactly to the information we request for the directories. You should fill out the entry form concerned if you wish to be considered for these awards.

If your firm worked on any aspect, on whatever side, of the winning transaction in each of the 12 deal categories, it will win for being part of the transaction and receive its own award.

There will be a shortlist of at least three transactions for each of the deal awards, where the name of the deal. No confidential planning or structuring information, will be announced. Every firm that worked on the transaction will get recognition and visibility.

A short citation about each of the national tax and transfer pricing winners will also be read out at the awards dinner, but no confidential information will be disclosed. 

As in previous years, the awards’ research process will be based on submissions from firms in private practice and in-house tax teams. The shortlists and winners will be selected after further research by International Tax Review and TPWeekjournalists with clients and practitioners.

For any matter to be eligible, it must have concluded by May 31 2016.

Criteria and nominations

The Americas Tax Awards are based on size, innovation, complexity and impact; we are only interested in transactions, planning or cases that break new ground and set market precedents. All matters submitted must have a cross-border element.

Nominations will be announced on this website at the end of July. The award winners will be announced at the annual dinner on Thursday September 15th at the Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue in New York.

Please contact Ralph Cunningham if you have any questions about the research process. And if you wish to attend the awards, please get in touch with Megan Poundall.

  • Ralph Cunningham
  • TP Contributor
  • Ralph TPW