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Federal Tax Policy: Navigating the New Political Landscape

Federal Tax Policy: Navigating the New Political Landscape

In this webcast, expert panelists from practice and academia will share their unique insights into the current US economy and any potential legislative and regulatory activity. The content of this session will benefit forward-thinking individuals and businesses who are seeking clarity in uncertain times.

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Hannah Hawkins, Brian Coffey, Rohit Kumar, Greg Brown


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Navigating potential legislative and regulatory activity in current times

UNC Tax Center This webcast is the second in a series of tax policy webcasts jointly hosted by the Kenan Institute affiliated UNC Tax Center and the AICPA.

Join our expert panelists to gain insight into how the new political landscape will impact the economy and any legislative and regulatory activity.

The panel will include the following nationally-recognized leaders: • Greg Brown, Executive Director, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise; Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School • Rohit Kumar, Washington National Tax Services Co-Leader, PwC
• Brian Coffey, Tax Partner, PwC

Topics our expert panel will address in this session include the following: • The economic outlook for 2021 • A high-level review of newly enacted legislation • Likely administrative and regulatory actions • Overview of the prospect for new legislation

Who Will Benefit
  • CPAs
  • Tax professionals
  • Accounting and finance professionals
  • Tax educators and academic researchers
Key Topics
  • The economic outlook for 2021
  • Biden administration’s expected tax policy direction
  • The tax legislative outlook for 2021 and beyond
  • Possible administrative and regulatory actions
Learning Outcomes
  • Recall the short-term and longer-term economic forecasts
  • Identify risks to strategic business and financial planning
  • Recognize opportunities for potential tax legislative and regulatory action
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Hannah Hawkins
Hannah Hawkins rejoined KPMG LLP (KPMG) in December 2020 as a key member of the Tax Incentivized Transactions, Leasing & Energy group of the KPMG Washington National Tax (WN) practice, following more than six years at the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Tax Policy. While at Treasury, Hannah served most recently as Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel, overseeing a portfolio of areas, including income tax and accounting, procedures and administration, and exempt organizations, as well as incentives and excise taxes. She was extensively involved with TCJA implementation, especially with respect to section 451 income recognition provisions, section 168(k) expensing, and section 512(a)(6) unrelated business income tax silo-ing, among others. Prior to that role, Hannah was an Attorney Advisor, primarily responsible for energy and excise tax matters. Before departing KPMG in 2014, Hannah was a senior manager in the WNT practice where she focused on tax issues associate with the energy sector with an emphasis on renewable energy. Hannah holds a JD degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Brian Coffey
Brian is a Tax Partner in the Charlotte PCS practice. He serves a variety of companies including closely held businesses, private equity portfolio companies and inbound subsidiaries. His industry experience includes manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service businesses. Brian has extensive experience in consolidated return issues, corporate planning, partnership planning and structuring, accounting methods, and mergers and acquisitions.
Rohit Kumar
Mr. Kumar is a principal and Co-Leader of PwC’s Washington National Tax Office. In his role, Mr. Kumar advises clients on all aspects of domestic policy including tax policy. His insights and knowledge enable companies to assess critical policy issues more effectively and develop legislative strategies to address those issues from both a technical and political perspective. Prior to joining PwC, Mr. Kumar served as the Domestic Policy Director and Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. He served 11 consecutive years in the Office of the Republican Leader for three different senators, having previously been Director of Policy and Senior Counsel to Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist and Senior Policy Advisor and General Counsel for Senate GOP Leader, Trent Lott. In all of these roles, Mr. Kumar worked in close collaboration with Senate leaders in developing and implementing all aspects of domestic policy including tax, trade, budget, and health care. Mr. Kumar also held positions in the Office of Senator Phil Gramm as Legislative Director and Chief Counsel, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs as Deputy Chief Republican Counsel and clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Kumar has been named in Roll Call as one of the fifty most influential staffers for mastery of policy and procedure and access to decision makers at key times. He was described in the Washington Post publication Who Runs Gov as, “an expert in both politics and policy” and also listed in the Almanac of the Unelected as an expert in tax, trade, banking/financial services and immigration. Mr. Kumar received his J.D. from the University of Virginia. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Duke University.
Greg Brown
In addition to his leadership as director of the institute, Greg is also the founder and research director of the Institute for Private Capital, an institute-affiliated research center. Greg’s research focuses on financial risk and the use of financial derivative contracts as risk management tools. He also studies private investment strategies such as hedge funds and private equity. His research has been published in leading academic and practitioner finance journals, including The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Derivatives, Financial Analyst Journal and RISK. Greg received his doctorate in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and graduated cum laude from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in physics and economics.

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