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HPG Partner to Speak on Withholding Tax Issues

Services: Tax

RALEIGH, N.C. (January 4, 2012) ) — Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (, one of the largest CPA firms headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, announces today that Heather Dean, firm partner, will be the featured speaker at the RTP CFO Forum ( on Friday, January 6, 2012. Focusing her discussion on withholding tax issues, Dean will address Triangle financial executives from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the HPG office in Raleigh.

Dean is a 15-year public accounting veteran. Joining HPG in January 2005, she became the firm’s youngest partner in 2008. Dean manages HPG’s corporate tax practice and is co-leader of its knowledge-based industries practice. She works with clients in a variety of industries, including biomedical and pharmaceutical, software and technology development, manufacturing and distribution, and venture funds.

“The IRS has become increasingly focused on revenue lost through improper tax positions on international transactions,” says Dean. “Understanding the compliance requirements is critical, as there can be large penalties incurred for non-filing, nonpayment or delayed payment, as well as using improper withholding tax rates.”

During her discussion, Dean will address:

The RTP CFO Forum is a peer-to-peer networking and discussion opportunity for more than 200 senior financial executives in the Triangle area. The organizationmeets the first Friday of every month. Membership in the forum is free and by invitation only. To request to join the group, please email

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG):

HPG is the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, as ranked by the Triangle Business Journal. More than just an accounting firm, HPG assists clients in looking beyond the bottom linesm by being the right people, right value and right firm to achieve each client’s definition of success. HPG is a member of CPAmerica International and affiliated with the Horwath alliances of firms, with offices worldwide. The firm leverages this to provide national and global accounting resources to its clients. HPG offers a wide array of business accounting, auditing, corporate tax and management advisory services. Specialties include serving owner-managed, investor-backed technology and life science organizations, healthcare services, real estate development, manufacturing and distribution businesses, as well as providing ERISA audits, family wealthcare services and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audit services.

HPG has remained committed to advancing a thriving Triangle community since its founding in 1983. In recognition, the firm is the recipient of two Pinnacle Business Awards by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; the 2009 Large Entrepreneurial Business Award and the 2010 Integrity in Business Award. Several HPG partners are also the recipients of excellence awards, including the CED Outstanding Service and Entrepreneurial awards, Business Leader Magazine’sImpact Financial Leader and Dealmaker recognitions, and the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Women in Business awards. Visit of follow HPG on Twitter at

About RTP CFO Forum:

The RTP CFO Forum serves the greater Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill region, supporting more than 200 senior financial executives. The forum is designed to provide interactive networking and discussion of technical and strategic topics in an environment created exclusively for senior-level peers. CPE is provided on select topics. To learn more, visit