Federal Tax

The Federal Income Tax Committee is responsible for TEI’s educational and advocacy efforts for U.S. federal income tax matters.

FEDERAL TAX

Staff Liaison:

Watson McLeish, Tax Counsel
202.470.3600

 


The Federal Income Tax Committee is responsible for TEI’s educational and advocacy efforts for U.S. federal income tax matters.

TEI Holds U.S. Congressional Liaison Meetings

On May 1–2, 2019, a delegation of Executive Committee and Tax Reform Task Force members assembled in Washington, D.C., for the Institute’s first set of congressional liaison meetings since the late 1990s.

TEI Participates in Annual IRS and Treasury Department Liaison Meetings

On February 28 and March 1, 2019, TEI participated in its annual liaison meetings with senior officials from the IRS and Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy.

TEI Comments on Proposed Section 163(j) Regulations

On February 26, 2019, TEI submitted responsive comments and recommendations to the Internal Revenue Service concerning the proposed regulations under section 163(j) of the Internal Revenue Code (REG-106089-18). TEI’s comments, which are reprinted below, were developed by a cross-industry working group of Tax Reform Task Force and Federal Tax Committee members under the stewardship of Watson M. McLeish, tax counsel for the Institute.

TEI Comments on Notice 2018-99, Parking Expenses for Qualified Transportation Fringes Under Section 274(a)(4)

On February 22, 2019, TEI submitted responsive comments and recommendations to the Internal Revenue Service concerning the interim guidance provided for taxpayers in Notice 2018-99. TEI’s comments, which are reprinted below, were developed by a cross-industry working group of Tax Reform Task Force and Federal Tax Committee members under the leadership of Katherine C. Castillo and Julia Lagun. Watson M. McLeish, tax counsel for the Institute, coordinated the preparation of TEI’s comments.

TEI Comments on Proposed Bonus Depreciation Regulations Under Section 168(k)

On October 9, 2018, TEI submitted responsive comments and recommendations to the Internal Revenue Service concerning the new proposed regulations under section 168(k) of the Code, which was amended by Public Law 115-97 on December 22, 2017. TEI’s comments, which are reprinted below, were developed by a cross-industry working group of Federal Tax Committee and Tax Reform Task Force members under the leadership of Colleen C. Brown, Julia Lagun, and John P. Orr Jr. Watson M. McLeish, Tax Counsel for the Institute, coordinated the preparation of TEI’s comments.

TEI Comments on Corporate Tax Reform Implementation Issues and Guidance Priorities

In April 2018, the Institute's legal staff worked with a diverse, cross-industry group of senior Federal Tax Committee and Tax Reform Task Force members to distill a responsive list of corporate tax guidance priorities in the wake of comprehensive tax reform.

TEI Submits Comments to the IRS in Response to Notice 2017-36 on the Final Documentation Regulations Under Section 385

In August 2017, a diverse working group comprising members of the Federal Tax Committee, U.S. International Committee, and Tax Reform Task Force reconvened to produce responsive comments to Notice 2017-36, One-Year Delay in the Application of § 1.385-2, on the final debt documentation regulations under section 385.

TEI Submits Comments to the IRS in Response to Notice 2017-38 on the Final and Temporary Section 385 Regulations

In July 2017, a diverse working group comprising members of the Federal Tax Committee, U.S. International Committee, and Tax Reform Task Force coalesced to produce responsive comments to Notice 2017-38, Implementation of Executive Order 13789 (Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens), on the final and temporary regulations under section 385.

TEI Members Participate in 2017 IRS and US Treasury Liaison Meetings

On February 22-23, 2017, a delegation from Tax Executives Institute met with the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, John Koskinen, and senior officials of the Internal Revenue Service and with the Treasury Department’s Tax Legislative Counsel, Tom West, and senior officials of Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy.   The detailed agendas TEI submitted to the IRS and Treasury Department before the meetings are provided below. 

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