NFTC Fall Tax Conference – Washington DC

Date: 10/11/12 - 10/12/12

The National Foreign Trade Council
2012 Fall Tax Committee Conference
Thursday, October 11th –Friday, October 12th
Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center
Washington, DC
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Tax Reform, Legislative and Tax Treaty Updates will be featured at the Fall Meeting
The NFTC Tax Committee Fall Meeting begins on Thursday, October 11th, with a panel discussion on corporate concerns with the base erosion provisions being discussed as part of tax reform and a move to a territorial tax system. The meeting continues through lunch on Friday, October 12th.

We will hear from Manal Corwin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Tax Affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department at lunch.

Following the lunch break we will have a discussion of the concerns of multinational enterprises with the exchange of information between the IRS and tax treaty partner administrations. The IRS is very interested in getting feedback from companies and wants to understand taxpayer perspectives to help the IRS better manage the process. Peter Barnes will moderate the discussion, and Michael Danilack, (IRS Deputy Commissioner, LB&I), Douglas O’Donnell (IRS, Director, Tax Treaty Administration), and a few of their IRS colleagues will participate in the discussion. The IRS has requested that we have this discussion.
The next panel will look at the regulatory and compliance issues and will be moderated by Lewis Greenwald. The panel also includes Richard McAlonan, (IRS, Director of Advanced Pricing and Mutual Agreements) (invited), Barbara Felker, (IRS, Chief, Branch 3, Office of the Associate Chief Counsel, International) (invited), and Sean Foley, KPMG.
The last panel of the day focuses on the U.N. and OECD tax policy issues, with Carol Dunahoo leading the discussion that includes panelists Michael McDonald (Treasury) and Bill Sample (Microsoft).
Jennifer Duffy, Senior Editor of the Cook Political Report is the dinner speaker, and she will give up an election update and analysis.
On Friday morning, a legislative panel moderated by Nick Giordano of Washington Council Ernst & Young will begin the meeting. Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committee senior tax staff are invited.