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What the “Fiscal Cliff” Tax Increases Mean for Americans
American University Tax Experts Available for Commentary
Below are two of American University Kogod Tax Center’s most prominent experts:
WHO: David Kautter, managing director of American University’s Kogod Tax Center and executive in residence in American University’s Kogod School of Business, possesses three decades of experience at Ernst & Young where he most recently served as its director of national tax—the chief operating executive for the firm's national tax practices. His responsibilities included maintaining relationships with tax writing committees and staff on Capitol Hill, in the U.S. Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service National Office and the media.
Don Williamson, executive director of American University’s Kogod Tax Center and director of American University’s Kogod School of Business’s Masters in Taxation program, previously served as senior manager for international taxation at the National Tax Practice Office of KPMG in Washington, D.C., and as professor-in-residence at KPMG's Washington office. Williamson also actively advises clients on tax strategy and is an excellent resource for discussing the U.S. Tax Code.
WHAT: Available for interviews to discuss the issues surrounding the “fiscal cliff” agreement and its impact on Americans’ taxes.
WHERE: In–studio, on campus, via telephone
WHEN: January 3 – ongoing
WASHINGTON, D.C., (January 3, 2013): The fiscal cliff crisis and its impact remain an issue for taxpayers, and for the first time in decades most Americans face income tax increases. The agreement reached between Congress and the President will result in dramatic changes for taxpayers. Millions of Americans will be affected by the ending of the payroll tax cut. Individuals making over $400,000 annually will see an income tax hike for the first time in decades. The experts of American University’s Kogod Tax Center are available for comment and analysis on what this means for taxpayers and for government finances.
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