GACC Midwest Knowledge Exchange

Featuring expert guest speakers from a variety of industries, this event series provides attendees the opportunity to expand their knowledge of topics impacting their day-to-day business, meet new business partners, and share their own ideas and experiences in an international business environment.

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Strategies to Uncover Hidden Tax Incentives for Businesses

Presentation Summary / Abstract

Key Take-away:

  • Strategies to optimize tax savings and economic awards
  • Awareness of statutory incentives and industry-specific incentives
  • Process enhancements to minimize compliance burdens
  • Opportunities for recovering overpaid taxes arising from previously unknown incentives  


Our Expert

Ned Leiby, CPA, CFE - Director Income and Franchise Taxes, Ryan:

Ned is a director in the Income and Franchise Tax Practice at Ryan.

Ned’s experience spans twenty-five years of assisting global and middle-market clients with mitigating risk, enhancing compliance and optimizing savings for state tax matters. In addition to advising clients relative to transactions and compliance he is currently providing perspective from that of the taxpayer’s representative to the Multistate Tax Commission’s transfer-pricing initiative.

Recently, BNA Daily Tax Report and The Canadian Business Journal published articles on state taxation written by him. Ned was also interviewed about state incentives by NBC News Ward Room blog. Ned has spoken before numerous trade and business groups including the Tax Executives Institute (“TEI”) and recently led his firm’s international business tax advisory conference at the Gleacher Center at the University of Chicago.

Ryan is the 6th largest corporate tax practice in the United States and provides outstanding value, client service, and results through a suite of innovative tax advisory and consulting services. Ryan delivers their clients more than $2 billion a year in tax savings.

Event Info

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Event Times:

Registration & Networking: 3:30 - 4:30 PM                    

Knowledge Exchange: 4:30 - 6:30 PM


Event Address: 

MB Financial

Rear Entrance

1400 Sixteenth Street

Oak Brook, IL 60523


Cost: complimentary for Members, $ 20.00 for Non-Members


Kirsten Schmandt
Manager, Events & Membership
Tel.: +1 (312) 494-2176
Email: schmandt(at)

Our Expert


 MB Financial

(Rear Entrance)

1400 Sixteenth Street 

Oak Brook, IL 60523


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