Tax Methods and Periods Technical Resource Panel (TRP) 


    The Tax Methods & Periods TRP identifies issues and develops policy by:

    • Monitoring legislative and regulatory developments related to tax accounting issues such as tax depreciation methods (e.g., MACRS), tax capitalization rules (e.g., UNICAP), or tax years (e.g., 52-53 weeks); 
    • Identifying issues and recommend modifications to simplify and clarify existing laws and regulations related to tax method and period issues; 
    • Maintaining appropriate relationships with the IRS, Treasury, Congress, and other government officials; 
    • Acting as a resource to assist the other committees, TRPs, and task forces, as appropriate, on tax accounting matters;
    • Oversees the following Task Forces:
      • Accounting Methods Change
      • Advance Payment Liabilities  
      • Depreciation Website Resource Page
      • Estimate Tax
      • Repair Regs
      • Section 174 R&D Method Change
      • Section 199
      • Section 263A


    2014-2015 TRP Roster

    Jane Rohrs, Chair Deloitte Tax LLP
    Carol Conjura, Immediate Past Chair KPMG LLP
    Katharine Abdoo McGladrey
    Catherine Brandt Ernst & Young LLP
    Ellen M. Fitzpatrick Grant Thornton LLP
    Jennifer D. Kennedy PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    Christine Lee Liberty Mutual
    Anthony J. Schiavone Crowe Horwath LLP
    Jennifer Schmidt Moss Adams LLP
    Leslie J. Schneider Ivins Phillips & Baker
    Melanie Lauridsen, Staff Liaison AICPA


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