Technology-Driven International Tax Firm Rebrands as Forte International Tax

Firm Principals Combine Decades of International Tax Expertise With Established Proprietary Software to Deliver Savings for Manufacturers, Exporters and Multinational Corporations

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2013) - U.S. Tax Advantage, LLC announced that it has renamed the firm to Forte International Tax, LLC ("Forte") as part of a rebranding campaign to better position and differentiate the firm as a provider of international tax services and software solutions. Founder and National Managing Director Mark Gasbarra said, "The name Forte represents our strength in leveraging technology to meet our clients' international tax needs in an increasingly complex global regulatory environment."

Forte's international tax professionals have several decades of experience, having led global tax and technology practices at "Big 4" accounting firms and Fortune 100 corporations. "Transfer pricing and repatriation of foreign earnings are major issues today, and we help our clients comply with the complex tax and accounting rules while fully utilizing available foreign tax credits. Our other key focus areas include the domestic production activities deduction and the IC-DISC export tax incentive. Congress put these targeted incentives in place to help the U.S. economy, yet many of the country's manufacturers and exporters are not fully utilizing the significant benefits that they provide," said Gasbarra. 

VantagePoint, Forte's web-based 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) platform, enables organizations to precisely quantify the global tax cost of any number of alternative tax structures and positions. "VantagePoint's computations are global in scope and while the computations are detailed enough to support compliance, the user interface is geared for the international tax planner. This makes it very easy for clients to run multiple planning and forecasting scenarios throughout the year to accurately quantify the impact of the most complex international transactions on their global effective tax rate," said Managing Director Lester Fuwa.

Along with its new name, Forte is adopting a new tagline, logo and website. Gasbarra added, "Forte's new tagline 'Leveraging technology to deliver tax savings' has always been the hallmark of our practice and is fundamental to our brand. The logo reflects the dual strengths of our integrated approach -- the delivery of international tax expertise coupled with the use of VantagePoint to provide accurate and sustainable results." Forte has launched their redesigned website at

Forte International Tax, LLC is an international tax services firm focused on repatriation planning, foreign tax credit utilization, transfer pricing and manufacturing and export tax incentives. The firm leverages its international tax expertise through its proprietary software platform, VantagePoint™, to deliver significant tax savings and process improvements. Clients range from Fortune 100 to closely-held companies and their advisors. Founded in 2004, the firm is headquartered in Evanston, IL, and has been ranked in Inc. Magazine's "500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America." For more details please visit

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