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Assessing the Future of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

Two years after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) became law, corporate tax leaders still face great uncertainties when it comes to the implementation of its provisions. With parts of the tax guidance not finalized, they are struggling to put real numbers into their reports. Our panel of policy leaders and corporate tax practitioners will help companies anticipate what to prepare for in the coming year 2020.

The chief tax counsels in the Senate Committee on Finance share their expectations on the fate of expiring tax credits, corrections to TCJA provisions, and anticipated future tax legislation. Other panelists offer the perspective of corporate tax leaders and how they adjust tax strategy and planning to an uncertain and fluid situation.

Educational Objectives:

• Gain meaningful insights into legislative priorities for Congress in 2020 and beyond
• Learn how uncertainty around technical corrections and/or extenders can affect your business
• Understand how tax departments manage the uncertainties around impending Treasury guidance
• Get insights into U.S. perspectives on the ongoing OECD BEPS project

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

• Corporate tax professionals
• Corporate Tax Attorney/Counsel, Controller/Comptroller, CPA/Accountant, General Counsel

Presenters

Michael Natal
  • Head Tax Americas & Global Tax Risk
  • Swiss Re

Michael R. Natal is the Head Tax Americas & Global Tax Risk for Swiss Re.  A licensed US attorney, Natal is responsible for overseeing the local teams that manage the company's tax reporting, compliance, and planning activities in the US, Canada, and Latin America.  Michael also serves as a member of the tax department's Management Team, which sets the department's goals, priorities, and strategic direction.

Natal represents Swiss Re in various trade organizations, including the Organization for International Investment, the American Council of Life Insurers, and the American Insurance Association.  Natal has served as both chair and vice-chair of the Reinsurance Association of America Tax Committee.  In addition to his industry responsibilities, Natal works closely with the company’s Governmental Affairs team, meeting with US policymakers, and providing legal analysis, impact assessments, and strategic advice to company management with respect to significant enacted and proposed US tax legislation.

Natal joined Swiss Re in 2002 as an international tax manager in the company’s Zurich headquarters. Prior to joining Swiss Re, Natal was a tax manager in the Chicago offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC). Natal holds an A.B. (Economics) from Harvard College, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.  Natal is licensed as an attorney in Illinois.

Andrew Silverman
  • Government Analyst - Tax Policy
  • Bloomberg Intelligence

Andrew Silverman is a Tax Policy Analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, a research platform that provides context on industries, companies, government, litigation and the economy, available on the Bloomberg Professional Services at BI<GO>. Mr. Silverman covers tax matters related to Congress and federal regulatory agencies, including the IRS and the Treasury Department, and their impacts to U.S. and foreign companies.

Before joining Bloomberg, Mr. Silverman worked as a tax lawyer for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Deloitte Tax LLP, where he focused on international and domestic tax issues in the financial services space. Mr. Silverman also served as vice president and counsel at AllianceBernstein and as a corporate associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Clifford Chance US LLP.

Mr. Silverman has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

Tiffany Smith
  • Chief Tax Counsel (Minority)
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

Ms. Smith is currently Chief Tax Counsel for Ranking Member Ron Wyden’s staff of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.  She has handled tax issues relating to international and corporate tax, tax exempt organizations and estate and gift taxes. Ms. Smith has also worked on small business/pass-throughs and individual issues, including the alternative minimum tax, and education tax incentives.

Mark Warren
  • Chief Tax Counsel (Majority)
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

Mark Warren is Chief Tax Counsel to the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).  Prior to his current position, he served as Senior Tax Counsel to Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota), and as a Tax Counsel to the House Committee on Ways and Means for nearly five years where he worked primarily on tax reform.  He has spent more than 20 years in the government handling tax, retirement, and other financial issues.  Mark served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax and Budget) in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs and worked on several congressional committees as well as for individual members of the House and Senate.  Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance and a law degree from Georgetown University, and an LLM in taxation from New York University.  He has also spent time in the private sector and has practiced law in New York, NY, and Washington, DC.

Moderator: John Gimigliano
  • Principal-in-charge, Federal Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services
  • KPMG

John Gimigliano is Principal-In-Charge, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services (FLRS) in KPMG’s Washington National Tax Office. In nearly 25 years of private practice, Mr. Gimigliano has represented clients in tax matters before Congress, the IRS, the Department of Treasury and other Federal agencies.

Mr. Gimigliano joined KPMG in 2008.  Prior to joining KPMG, Mr. Gimigliano was Senior Tax Counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means and Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Gimigliano’s principal responsibilities with the Committee focused on issues involving corporate taxation including cost recovery, accounting methods, tax credits, corporate reorganizations, energy, the corporate alternative minimum tax, net operating losses and several other areas.

Mr. Gimigliano is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches the course Taxation of Energy Markets in the LL.M. program. He is also a frequent speaker at tax and industry conferences and has been a guest on Bloomberg Television, the Diane Rehm Show, NPR’s Marketplace and cited in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the Washington Post on the topics of taxation and tax policy. John is also a Board Member of the NYU Institute on Federal Taxation and of The Tax Council.