Member Spotlight - DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc. (DMA)

Member Spotlight - DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc. (DMA)

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05/02/2018

Member Spotlight - DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc. (DMA)

Iowa Taxpayers Association wants you to get to know our members and to provide opportunities for networking. Each month ITA highlights a member company. 

This month's member company spotlight is on DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc. (DMA). Following is their answers to our questions regarding information on their company and why they are an ITA member.

Tell us a little about DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc. (DMA).
DMA has been partnering with many of North America’s largest companies since 1972 to solve their corporate tax challenges. Focusing on six key areas of corporate taxation -- property tax, sales/use and commodity tax, state income and franchise tax, tax technology, crown royalties, and unclaimed property – DMA professionals assist companies with minimizing their taxes, enhancing the efficiency of their tax administration through industry-leading technology solutions, and managing their tax compliance obligations.
 
What is an interesting fact about your company?
We are nearly 500 employees strong and will celebrate our 25th anniversary as an employee-owned company next year. We come from humble beginnings as a small property tax company in northern Indiana, and have grown into one of the leading tax consulting firms in North America, with offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. In addition, DMA’s tax technology professionals develop and assist our clients in implementing tax and other technology and process solutions; we recently won the 2018 Industry Advocacy Partnership Award from UPPO (Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization) for our Unclaimed Property software solution, AUPTC (Abandoned & Unclaimed Property Total Compliance).
 
Why are you a member of ITA?
DMA is committed to being a trusted advisor and extension of our clients’ tax departments. Our membership in ITA allows us to stay up-to-date on legislative changes in Iowa to ensure that our state experts are knowledgeable on all aspects of Iowa taxation; and it gives us the opportunity to network and build relationships with other tax professionals in the state.
 
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to tax policy?
At DMA, we go beyond partnering with our clients and operate as if we were an extension of their tax department, tailoring our approach to each client’s specific tax needs. As a result, we care very much how state and local tax laws and policies (and changes to them) impact our clients’ businesses, and we make it our business to ensure that we are well equipped – by keeping up-to-date on changes in tax law and policy through organizations like the ITA – to help our clients effectively minimize their tax burdens while remaining compliant.

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