International Tax Technical Resource Panel (TRP) 


The International Taxation TRP identifies issues and develops policy by:

  • Monitoring legislative and regulatory activity on international taxation matters such as cross-border tax planning, international e-commerce, and multinational company mergers; 
  • Identifying issues and recommend modifications to and simplification and clarification of international tax provisions; 
  • Maintaining appropriate relationships with the IRS, Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Congress, and other government officials; 
  • Collaborating with other organizations, such as the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, that deal with international tax issues, as appropriate; 
  • Serving as a subject matter expert in the area of international taxation for the AICPA conferences team in the planning of relevant conferences; 
  • Acting as a resource to assist the other committees, TRPs, and task forces, as appropriate, on international tax matters; and
  • Oversees the following Task Forces:
    • AICPA/CICA Cross Border Tax Committee Task Force
    • Foreign Asset and Account Disclosures Task Force
    • Foreign Nationals Task Force
    • Foreign Withholding Task Force
    • PFIC Task Force

2016-2018 TRP Roster
Phil Pasmanik, Vice Chair Hertz Herson CPA LLPP
N. Blake Vicker, Immediate Past Chair Corning Incorporated
Thomas S. Bissell Thomas S. Bissell, CPA
James Karnick RSM US LLP
Kevyn  D. Nightingale MNP LLP
Ben Orenstein Ernst & Young LLP
Jason Robertson Deloitte Tax LLP
David Sites Grant Thornton LLP
Peter Stratos Stratos & Associates PLLC
Laura Valestin PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Jonathan Horn, Staff Liaison AICPA



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