IRS Chief Counsel to Headline Post-Election Tax Policy Summit

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bloomberg BNA Tax Policy & Practice Summit, to be held November 13-14 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C., will focus on the implications of the election results for strategic corporate tax issues; the potential for tax reform; and the economic, legislative, regulatory, and judicial trends that are shaping the future.


The keynote speakers will be Thomas A. Barthold, Chief of Staff , Joint Committee on Taxation; and William Wilkins, Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service.

The lineup of preeminent professionals and thought leaders from business and government includes:

US Information Reporting and Withholding Requirements – Moderator: Kevin Brown, PwC LLP. Speakers: Linda Stiff, PwC LLP; Barry Shott, PwC LLP; Michael Plowgian, Attorney Advisor, Office of International Tax Counsel, US Department of the Treasury

Partnerships & Pass-Through Entities – Speaker: Jim Brockway, Withers Bergman LLP

IRS Enforcement Tools – Speaker: Michael Dolan, KPMG LLP

Dispute Resolution Options: What Impact Will Tax Reform Have? – Moderator: Hall Hicks, Skadden. Speakers: Richard McAlonan, Director, Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement, LB&I, Internal Revenue Service; Robert Green, Skadden; Diane Ryan, Skadden (former Appeals Chief); Tom Horst, Horst Frisch Inc.

Cloud Computing and Other Sales Tax Issues – Moderator: Michele Borens, Sutherland. Speakers: Eric Tresh, Sutherland; Maria Biava, Associate General Counsel, State and Local Tax, Verizon

State and Local Business Tax Policy: A Post-Election Roundup – Moderator: Jeff Saviano, Ernst & Young. Speakers: Joe Crosby, Senior Vice President and Principal, MultiState Associates; Bob Cline, Ernst & Young

Planning For & Shaping Corporate Tax Reform – Speaker: Hank Gutman, KPMG; Michael Dolan, KPMG LLP

Recent Developments in Cross Border Taxation – Moderator: Chris Bowers, Bingham McCutchen LLP. Speakers: Ronald Dabrowski, Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (International - Technical), Internal Revenue Service; Patrick Brown, Senior International Tax Counsel, General Electric Company

The Affordable Care Act: The Road Forward for Employers – Speakers: Alden J. Bianchi, Mintz, Levin P.C.; Tammy E. Pitts, Associate General Counsel, Citigroup Inc.

Current Tax Issues with Respect to International Treasury Operations  – Moderator: L.G. "Chip" Harter, PwC LLP. Speakers: Jeffrey Maddrey, PwC LLP; David Shapiro, PwC LLP; Jeff Dorfman, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service

Financial Reporting for Income Taxes – Speaker: Angela Evans, Ernst & Young LLP; Michael H. Salama, Vice President Corporate Tax and Senior Tax Counsel, Disney Corporation

Reporters Roundtable – Moderator: Paul Albergo, Bloomberg BNA. Speakers: Brett Ferguson, Bloomberg BNA; Richard Rubin, Bloomberg L.P.; Heather Rothman, Bloomberg BNA

The Road to Corporate Tax Reform – Moderator: Clark Hoyt, Bloomberg News. Speakers: Elaine Kamarck, RATE Co-Chair; James Pinkerton, RATE Co-Chair

Summit topics have been selected for their impact on corporations in light of the elections and the potential for major tax reform.

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