Jim Calzaretta

Washington National Tax | Pass throughs Group

Partner | Deloitte Tax LLP

Jim Calzaretta

111 S. Wacker Drive

Suite 1800​



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Jim specializes in tax consulting and compliance for partnerships and S corporations. He has been very active in restructuring projects that include preparing a partnership for a public offering. He regularly consults on various acquisitions, including asset-versus-equity transactions and joint venture arrangements, profit and loss allocations, cash flow modeling, and tax deferral planning, choice of entity including conversions between C corporation and S corporation, and S corporation sale transactions.

In addition to his client service role, Jim is the operations leader for Washington National Tax, the technical leader of Deloitte Tax’s Pass throughs competency group and has held several additional firm leadership roles, including Deloitte Tax Diversity and Inclusion leader for the Midwest region, and inaugural dean of Deloitte Tax’s innovative Dbriefs U, a program designed to provide supplemental tax and career learning to students at top-ranked universities.

Jim is a past chair of the American Institute of CPAs task force on Trust Accounting Income and a frequent lecturer on partnership taxation matters at national programs such as those sponsored by Tax Executives Institute and Internal Revenue Service National Forum. He is an active member of National Association for Real Estate Investment Trusts and is a past board member for Special Olympics Illinois.

Jim earned a BS in accounting and finance from University of Illinois at Urbana and an MS in taxation from DePaul University.

Jim Calzaretta