UCLA tops 2022 ‘FanTAXtic’ competition


Deloitte and its Deloitte Foundation announced that a student team representing University of California, Los Angeles won the 2022 Deloitte FanTAXtic national case study competition for the best presentation of an analysis of a complex tax case.

This year’s national finals were held March 25-27, 2022, at Deloitte University in West Lake, Texas. Each of the 16 teams participating in the national competition won the Deloitte FanTAXtic contest in their respective U.S. regions. Before the final competition, 44 teams representing over 40 colleges and universities participated in regional qualifier events.

This year’s case study asked teams to advise a new joint business venture on how to attract and retain talent as well as examine the challenges of rising cost due to staffing and supply chain issues.

“Congratulations to all of the students that participated in this year’s competition for their hard work and innovative thinking to solve this year’s business case challenge,” said Steve Kimble, chairman and CEO of Deloitte Tax, in a statement. “I am thrilled students were able to be together in person once again at Deloitte University where they had the opportunity to network with our Deloitte tax professionals and gain real-world business experience. I applaud them for skillfully addressing tax challenges to develop high quality, actionable solutions.”

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“We are proud to have hosted this competition for the 20th year, now with 16 teams, bringing real-world business scenarios to students as part of our focus on helping prepare the next generation of talent,” said Pam Downs, partner, chief talent officer at Deloitte Tax, in a statement. “It was exciting to see this year’s student teams work together in person and use their diverse skills to deliver outstanding solutions to the business case.”

The 2022 FanTAXtic case study competition results are as follows:

  • First place: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Second place: University of Northern Iowa
  • Third place: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Other finalists Fairfield University; Florida International University; Jackson State University; North Carolina State University; Rutgers University; Truman State University; University of Illinois; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Mississippi (Team 1); University of Mississippi (Team 2); University of Missouri, Columbia; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and Utah State University.

More information on the FanTAXtic competition is available on Deloitte’s site here.

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