Dbriefs
15 Sep.

Budget reconciliation update – Tax changes ahead?

Federal Tax

Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.  ET | 1 hr
Credits offered: CPE Event language: English

Participants will be equipped to update colleagues and their business leaders about the emerging tax policy landscape and to be prepared to analyze and react to potentially imminent changes to the tax code.

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Key takeaways

Host: Doug Van Dyke, partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Presenters: Victoria Glover, Gretchen Sierra, and Jonathan Traub

1 Overview CPE credit | Taxes

Congress is working on a budget reconciliation bill that could bring significant changes to the tax code. We’ll take a look at the status of those efforts and what to watch for as the legislative process evolves. We’ll discuss:

  • The complex procedural challenges posed by the budget reconciliation process
  • Tax changes, including specific changes to the international tax code under consideration and which ones seem likely to make it into law

Meet the host

Doug Van Dyke

Doug Van Dyke

Deloitte Tax LLP

Doug Van Dyke is Deloitte’s National Tax Legislative Marketplace leader and was previously the West regional leader for Tax Reform Advisory Services. Doug is also the West Region Marketplace leader, the national interactive gaming and esports affinity leader, and the West regional Media & Entertainment leader. He has nearly 30 years of experience with Deloitte’s clients in US and international taxation, including large multinational clients in the media, entertainment, aerospace and defense, and consumer business industries. Doug has also worked closely with companies in these industries on accounting for income taxes and, as they have expanded globally, exploiting their intellectual property and dealing with US and local jurisdictional tax issues, including transfer pricing.

Meet the speakers

Doug Van Dyke

Doug Van Dyke

Deloitte Tax LLP

Doug Van Dyke is Deloitte’s National Tax Legislative Marketplace leader and was previously the West regional leader for Tax Reform Advisory Services. Doug is also the West Region Marketplace leader, the national interactive gaming and esports affinity leader, and the West regional Media & Entertainment leader. He has nearly 30 years of experience with Deloitte’s clients in US and international taxation, including large multinational clients in the media, entertainment, aerospace and defense, and consumer business industries. Doug has also worked closely with companies in these industries on accounting for income taxes and, as they have expanded globally, exploiting their intellectual property and dealing with US and local jurisdictional tax issues, including transfer pricing.

Victoria Glover

Victoria Glover

Partner | Deloitte Tax LLP

Victoria returned to Washington National Tax (WNT) in 2019 after serving as majority tax advisor for the US House Committee on Ways and Means. Victoria serves clients and the practice by providing insights on tax policy developments and consulting on a broad range of pass through tax issues, particularly those related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). As majority tax advisor for the Committee on Ways and Means, she was responsible for developing and implementing changes to the tax code in the domestic business and tax-exempt areas of the TCJA. Her Capitol hill experience includes time as the tax and trade advisor for former US Senator and Senate Finance Committee member Dean Heller of Nevada. Victoria spent the previous seven years with Deloitte, first in the Atlanta Real Estate group and later in WNT’s Tax Policy group. She is a frequent speaker at events sponsored by Deloitte and other tax-focused organizations. Victoria received her BA in accounting from University of Georgia, and her MPP from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Gretchen Sierra

Gretchen Sierra

Principal | Deloitte Tax LLP

Gretchen advises US and foreign-based multinationals on a broad range of international tax matters, including supply chain structuring, IP migrations, US income tax treaties, inbound planning, financing transactions, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and e-commerce transactions. In addition to client service, Gretchen was previously the managing principal of the International Tax Group and dean of the Deloitte Tax Inclusion Summit. She is also a member of the Deloitte Tax Cryptocurrency Working Group. Prior to joining Deloitte, Gretchen was deputy international tax counsel in the Office of Tax Policy of the US Department of the Treasury. In that role, she had responsibility for a broad spectrum of US tax treaty and international tax regulatory and legislative matters, including the contract manufacturing regulations. She was also previously legislation counsel for the Joint Committee on Taxation of the US Congress. Gretchen is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, an advisory committee member for the annual institute on current issues in International Tax at The George Washington University School of Law, and an advisory board member to the US Branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA). She is a frequent speaker at national conferences including those sponsored by International Fiscal Association, American Bar Association Tax Section, Practising Law Institute, and Organization for International Investment. She is also a co-author of the Bloomberg/BNA Tax Management Portfolio Outbound Tax Planning for US-Based Multinational Corporations, No. 6380. Gretchen received her bachelor of arts in comparative literature from University of Iowa and juris doctor from University of Iowa College of Law, where she was the senior articles editor for the Iowa Law Review.

Jonathan Traub

Jonathan Traub

Managing Principal | Deloitte Tax LLP

Jonathan joined the Washington National Tax office in 2012 as managing principal of its Tax Policy group. With extensive experience in the legislative arena, especially in tax policy, Jon is able to provide clients with critical insights on developments in tax policy and politics, helping them plan for anticipated legislation and the potential impacts on their businesses. He leads a team that identifies, evaluates, and monitors legislative proposals, interprets the practical issues surrounding the application of tax proposals on behalf of Deloitte’s clients, and relays those insights through multiple channels, including Tax News and Views, a weekly Deloitte Tax newsletter, and deeper dive pieces on key developments. Jonathan was previously the staff director for the Committee on Ways and Means of the US House of Representatives, his most recent senior staff position in the US House of Representatives. During his tenure as staff director for the Committee on Ways and Means, Jonathan was responsible for developing legislative policies and strategy on issues in the committee’s jurisdiction, including taxes, health care, and trade. Jonathan is a frequent speaker at events sponsored by Deloitte, Tax Executives Institute, Tax Council Policy Institute, and other tax-focused organizations. He is a board member of The Tax Council. His insights on tax policy frequently appear in The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Politico, and Washington Post articles. Jonathan received his BA in history from Haverford College and JD from University of Virginia.

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