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The evolving boundaries of tax

February 14 - 15, 2019

Program Manager: PwC

Program Description.

Recent years have brought dramatic changes to the rules addressing governments’ assertions of taxing jurisdiction over businesses and activities crossing their borders.  Driven in part by politics and media, their efforts reflect concerns about the impact of globalization and digitization on their tax bases and persistent government budget shortfalls at all levels.  Internationally, the OECD’s BEPS project tackled closing the gaps and inconsistencies between countries’ tax laws that provided opportunities for light or non-taxation of corporate income, but left unanswered in which country the income should be taxed.  Many foreign jurisdictions have also considered enactment of a digital services tax on revenue, as they view the current taxing regime is not fit for the digital economy.  U.S. Tax Reform has added uncertainty by raising questions regarding the continuing role of long-standing principles such as the arm’s-length standard, while the Supreme Court abandoned its restraint on states’ imposition of tax obligations on businesses with no physical presence in the state.

Join us at the 20th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium as we consider the rapidly evolving boundaries of tax jurisdiction.  Over our two days together, leaders of the tax community will discuss:

  • The impact of new ideas (BEAT, Digital Services Tax, etc.) on the current state of affairs and future direction of the international tax regime.
  • The current status of implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
    • What guidance has been issued?
    • What guidance is still outstanding?
    • What legislative changes or challenges may arise in the future?
  • Reactions to U.S. Tax Reform from our trading partners, including discussion of potential repercussions; and
  • How governments are reconsidering their right to tax in the face of significant business and economic changes.

Join the dialogue with other tax executives, policymakers, administrators, economists, tax advisors, and academics as we come together to explore emerging policy considerations, share insights, and exchange practical strategies for managing and navigating the evolving boundaries of taxation.


Continuing Education.


The Tax Council Policy Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: http://www.learningmarket.org.

When & Where

February 14 - 15, 2019
Annual Symposium
The Ritz-Carlton
1150 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC, Washington, DC
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Program Manager


The Agenda.

Day 1

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    Agenda will be available in December. Stay tuned!


  • Regular Registration (Register after COB January 11, 2019) - $985.00
  • Select Number of Tickets
    -1 available
    Early Bird Registration$885.00 per ticketRegister by COB January 11, 2019
    -1 available
    Government employees and Academia (full-time faculty and students)$300.00 per ticket
    -1 available
    Speaker Registration$0.00 per ticket
    -1 available
    Exhibitor Registration$0.00 per ticket
    -1 available
    Media Registration$0.00 per ticket

    If you would like to pay with a check, please fill out this form and send it with the check to:

    Tax Council Policy Institute
    600 13th Street NW, Suite 1000
    Washington, DC 20005

    Planning Committee.


    Madeleine Barber
    Senior Vice President & Chief Tax Officer

    Loews Corporation

    Susan Becker
    Vice President, Chief Tax Officer


    Timothy Berger
    Executive Vice President - Tax


    Robert L. Brown
    Corporate Vice President Tax

    PepsiCo, Inc.

    Jeffrey J. Coniaris
    Senior Vice President, Tax Planning


    Kevin Conway
    Senior Vice President, Tax


    Jacqueline Crouse
    Vice President, Tax

    Squire Patton Boggs

    Matthew Cutts
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    Hess Corporation

    C. Martin Dunagin
    Vice President, Corporate Tax

    Deloitte Tax

    Banks Edwards
    Managing Partner, Washington National Tax
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    Mars, Incorporated

    Anthony Gedeller
    Global Tax & Currency Director


    John Gimigliano
    Principal-in-Charge, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    Ivins, Phillips & Barker

    Hank Gutman
    Of Counsel
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    Tupperware Brands Corporation

    Josef Hajek
    Senior Vice President, Tax & Government Affairs

    Assurant Inc.

    Melissa Hall
    Senior Vice President - Tax

    Intel Corporation

    Sharon Heck
    Vice President, Finance and Global Tax

    Lockheed Martin Corporation

    David A. Heywood
    Vice President, Taxes & General Tax Counsel

    United Technologies Corporation

    Ross Kearney
    Corporate Vice President, Tax

    Martin Marietta Materials Inc.

    Pam Kelly
    Vice President, Corporate Tax

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

    Brian Krause
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    Masco Corporation

    Lawrence Leaman
    Vice President - Global Taxes

    Eli Lilly and Company

    Katie Lodato
    Vice President, Global Tax

    Anderson Tax

    Ellen MacNeil
    Managing Director
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    International Paper

    Kevin McWilliams
    Vice President Tax


    Chris Miller
    Vice President, Tax

    McDermott Will & Emery

    David Noren
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    McCormick & Company, Inc.

    Paul Nolan
    Vice President, Tax & Government Affairs


    Pam Olson
    US Deputy Tax Leader and Washington National Tax Services (WNTS) Practice Leader
    Program Manager

    Exxon Mobil Corporation

    Tim Raymond
    General Tax Counsel - Downstream


    Scott Reents
    Vice President, Tax

    Procter & Gamble

    Amy Roberti
    Director, US Federal Government Relations Leader and Global Tax Policy


    Thomas Roesser
    Senior Director - Tax Affairs


    Saul Rosen
    Senior Tax Counsel and Managing Director


    Eric Solomon
    Co-Director, National Tax
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    The Walt Disney Company

    John Stowell
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Tax

    Miller & Chevalier Chartered

    Patricia Sweeney
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    Deloitte Tax

    Jonathan Traub
    Managing Principal, Tax Policy Group
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    Johnson & Johnson

    Louise Weingrod
    Vice President, Global Taxation

    Caterpillar Inc.

    Chad Withers
    Global Tax Director & Chief Tax Officer

    The Boeing Company

    Christopher Wolter
    Vice President, Taxes

    Hotel Information.


    The Ritz-Carlton Washington DC
    1150 22nd Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    +1 202 835 0500

    Rate for Feb. 13 and 14**:

    $355 per night plus tax and fee

    Reservation Method (choose one):

    1. Call 202-835-0500 or 800-241-3333 and reference “2019 TCPI Symposium”
    2. Reserve online – click here

    All reservations should be received by no later than Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  After this date, room availability and pricing cannot be guaranteed.

    ** There is a limited number of rooms available three days prior to and three days after the conference dates.  If you would like to add to your stay, please contact Marcia Gomes at Marcia.Gomes@ritzcarlton.com.

    Check-in and Check-out

    • Check in: 3:00 PM
    • Check out: 12:00 PM

    Room Cancellation Policy:

    72 hours prior to arrival

    Additional Information.

    Who should attend?

    The program is designed for CFOs, VPs of Tax, VPs of Finance, corporate tax directors, government tax professionals, tax counsels, attorneys, and managers. The method of delivery will be group-live at an intermediate to advanced level. Participants should possess an advanced knowledge of tax policy and practice.

    Does the registration cost include hotel reservation?

    No. You must make your own hotel reservation. A limited number of rooms has been put on hold at The Ritz-Carlton Washington DC (1150 22nd Street NW) for the evenings of Feb 13th and 14th for $355 per night (plus tax and fees). Check out the "Hotel" section for additional information.

    Can I obtain continuing education credits (CLE or CPE) by attending this conference?

    Participation in the Symposium will allow you the opportunity to receive continuing education credits. TCPI is registered with NASBA, and in accordance with its policies, up to 12 CPE credits can be earned. (NASBA Field of Study: TAXATION.) TCPI will also apply for CLE accreditation post-conference from those states that require it, which participants list on their registration forms. The total amount of earned CLE credits varies by states.

    How do I become an exhibitor?

    To obtain a copy of the exhibitor prospectus, which includes the pricing and benefits of becoming an exhibitor, please email us at general@tcpi.org. Note that spots are limited and we do sell out!

    Should I bring a laptop/tablet computer to this conference?

    Up to you. All conference materials, including the agenda, speaker bios and PowerPoint presentations, will be made available on the password-protected TCPI Symposium website (accessible to attendees only). There will be wifi and writing surface available in the conference room. In the past, some attendees have chosen to bring their laptops/tablet computers to the conference or print everything out beforehand.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Fees are refundable, less a $100 processing fee, if written notice is received by TCPI prior to COB Friday, January 11, 2019. There will be no refunds after January 11, 2019; however, a substitute for the original registrant will be accepted. For more information regarding registration, refund, complaint, and/or program cancellation policies, please call TCPI at (202) 822-8062 or email symposium@tcpi.org.

    Join us for an amazing event full of industry insights and knowledge.

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