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Allison Lavigne
Forte International Tax, LLC


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

CHICAGO – August 22, 2014 – Forte International Tax, LLC (“Forte”) ranks No. 167 on the 2014 Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Forte was previously on the Inc. 500 | 5000 list in 2009 and 2010, under its previous name, U.S. Tax Advantage, LLC.

The firm provides international tax services and software solutions to a variety of clients, directly and through CPA firms. Founder and National Managing Director Mark Gasbarra said, “Our real passion is helping companies stay competitive by maximizing U.S. manufacturing and export tax incentives including the domestic production activities deduction and the IC-DISC. Export incentives are available to both producers and distributers across most industries including agricultural cooperatives, recycling and software.”

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 also major issues today, and we help our clients comply with the complex tax and accounting rules while fully utilizing available foreign tax credits.” 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.

More information about the firm can be found on Forte’s 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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