Steven Arkin

Washington National Tax | Federal Tax Accounting (Periods, Methods, and Credits) Group

Managing Director | Deloitte Tax LLP

Steven Arkin

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Steven specializes in research credit, research expenditures, and federal tax consequences of state and local economic incentives. Prior to joining Deloitte, Steve held several positions with the government, including as senior advisor to the assistant secretary (tax policy) and deputy tax legislative counsel (tax legislation) at the US Department of the Treasury, legislation counsel with the Joint Committee on Taxation of the US Congress. During this period in his career, he designed the statutory base calculation rules (enacted in 1989) and the alternative incremental research credit (enacted in 1996) and was the primary author of the legislative history underlying the research credit for the 1988–1997 period. He also played a major role in deliberations with the IRS that resulted in the issuance of research credit regulations. Other government roles included assistant counsel to the US Senate Select Committee investigating the Iran-Contra affair and law clerk to US District Court Judge Harold H. Greene.

Steve is a frequent speaker at conferences organized by the American Bar Association Tax Section and Deloitte. He was also an adjunct faculty member at University of Baltimore School of Law, where he taught a course on tax policy.

Steve received a BA from Duke University and a JD from Stanford Law School.

Steven Arkin