Sen. Hatch to Deliver Keynote at Tax Council Policy Institute’s 14th Annual Symposium

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Early registration extended to January 18.

The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI) announced today that Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will deliver the keynote address at its 14th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium. The event, held on February 13-14 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC, will focus on “Taxation of Intangibles: Implications for Growth, Jobs and Competitiveness.” The program manager for the event is Ernst & Young LLP, a leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services.

Senator Hatch is the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Finance and a member of the Joint Committee on Taxation. He also serves on the Judiciary Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

“Intangible assets are increasing in size and importance to the economy, job growth and competitiveness. As the US and other countries adapt and implement tax policies in response to evolving intangible-focused business models, the manner in which the tax-writing committees view the issues in this area is of utmost importance. Senator Hatch’s perspective should provide particular insight into the policy-making process for the tax executives, advisors, academics and government attendees at our Symposium,” said Lynda K. Walker, Esq., executive director and general counsel of TCPI.

Early registration for the event has been extended to January 18.

The two-day summit features more than 30 presenters representing business leaders and senior government representatives, including:

  •     Joseph Andrus, Head of Transfer Pricing, OECD
  •     Ray Beeman, Tax Counsel and Special Advisor for Tax Reform, House Ways and Means Committee
  •     Michael Danilack, Deputy Commissioner for Large Business and International Division, Internal Revenue Service
  •     Michael Lennard, Chief, International Tax Cooperation Section Financing for Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  •     James Mackie, Director of Office of Tax Analysis, US Department of Treasury
  •     Sam Maruca, Director of Transfer Pricing Operations, Internal Revenue Service
  •     Mike Williams, Director, Business and International Tax, HM Revenue & Customs

The 2013 Symposium will present viewpoints on the importance and business considerations of many types of intangible assets, as well as evaluation of the different US tax reform proposals' effects on intangibles and US competitiveness. Other topics include the current US and global tax enforcement issues and how guidance on intangibles can be improved, and clarification on the state, federal and global jurisdictional tax issues affecting e-commerce and cloud computing.

Click here to view the conference brochure. For more details about TCPI’s 14th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium, including registration information, please contact TCPI at 202.822.8062 or visit TCPI’s website at

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About The Tax Council Policy Institute
The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI), which was created in 1997, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit and non-partisan public research and educational organization. TCPI was created to help bring about a better understanding of significant federal tax policies that impact businesses and the national economy through careful study, thoughtful evaluation and open discussion. TCPI is affiliated with The Tax Council, an association established in 1966 for senior level tax professionals who work together to promote sound federal tax policies and a better understanding of our federal tax system.

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