EY International Tax Webcast

BorderCrossings with EY's transfer pricing and tax professionals

International tax reform: developments and outlook

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Anticipating international tax reform

During our upcoming BorderCrossings webcast, experienced tax policy professionals from Washington Council Ernst & Young will share information and insights on international tax reform proposals in the United States, and how the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project is changing the global international tax policy landscape. Join us to learn more about how these proposals may play out and how your global tax position may be affected in the years ahead. Among the topics to be covered:

  • The international tax reform proposals in House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s latest discussion draft on tax reform
  • Senate Finance Committee proposals on international tax reform, including the former Chairman’s staff draft of November 2013 and Chairman Wyden’s earlier proposals
  • The latest international tax proposals in the Obama Administration’s FY2015 Budget
  • How tax reform efforts in the US and elsewhere may be affected by the OECD’s BEPS project, including a discussion of the BEPS timeline, expected discussion drafts, and possible OECD recommendations

During this live, interactive webcast, you will have the opportunity to ask questions through the website and the panelists will answer as many of your questions as time permits.

This program will be of interest to vice presidents/directors of tax/international tax/transfer pricing/customs/global trade, directors of finance, CFOs, international tax managers and tax accountants looking for the latest practical information and guidance to support their global business initiatives. We hope you will be able to join us.


Save the date for the next BorderCrossings webcast:

1:00–2:15 p.m. EDT New York/Toronto; 10:00–11:15 a.m. PDT Los Angeles/Vancouver

  • Wednesday, 30 April 2014



Nick Giordano

Ernst & Young LLP, Washington Council Ernst & Young

Nick Giordano is one of the leaders of Washington Council Ernst & Young and provides services related to tax and budget issues.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP, Nick served as the Chief Tax Counsel of the US Senate Committee on Finance, where he advised the Committee and other members of the Senate on substantive tax policy issues, as well as budget and parliamentary issues. Prior to his position with the Finance Committee, Nick served as the National Director for Tax Legislative Services at Ernst & Young LLP. He has also served as Legislative Director and Tax Counsel for Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), where his responsibilities included coordination of all Senate floor items. Nick has served as the Chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Tax Legislation and Policy Committee and the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Formation of Tax Policy Committee.

Nick is a graduate of Syracuse University and received a JD from The George Washington University Law School and an LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

Jeff Levey

Ernst & Young LLP, Washington Council Ernst & Young

Jeff Levey is part of Washington Council Ernst & Young. He provides services related to tax policy issues, including international tax, financial services company and product issues, and other corporate tax issues. He has a broad range of experience working on tax policy issues in Washington and around the globe for over 25 years.

Jeff has worked on tax policy issues since the early 1980s, most recently (until May 2009) as Vice President and Director of Tax Legislative and Regulatory Policy for Citigroup, covering both US and non-US tax issues in Citigroup’s Global Government Affairs Office. In 12 years at Citigroup, he was responsible for working with policy-makers in Congress and the executive branch on federal tax matters of significance to the company as a whole and its subsidiaries.

Jeff has BA degrees in Journalism and Economics from George Washington University. He was a reporter for several newspapers, including Syracuse’s The Post-Standard, and covered tax issues for BNA’s Daily Tax Report.

Jefferson VanderWolk

Ernst & Young LLP, Washington Council Ernst & Young

Jefferson VanderWolk is a member of the Washington Council Ernst & Young practice, where he provides services related to legislative and regulatory developments in the areas of corporate and international taxation.

Before joining the firm, Jefferson served as International Tax Counsel to the US Senate Committee on Finance. Prior to his position with the Finance Committee, Jefferson’s experience included working as a tax law professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a managing director at Merrill Lynch (where he was Head of Tax for the Asia Pacific Region), Special Counsel (International) at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, a partner at Baker & McKenzie and a partner at Deloitte. Jefferson is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) (UK) and a member of the Academic Committee for the CIOT's Advanced Diploma in International Taxation.

Jefferson is a graduate of Boston University and received a JD from Columbia University School of Law.


Craig Sharon

Ernst & Young LLP, Transfer Pricing

Craig Sharon is a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s Transfer Pricing practice. He is based in Washington, DC, but spends considerable time on the west coast.

Craig practices in all aspects of transfer pricing planning, compliance, and controversy and has particularly deep experience with advance pricing agreements (APAs) and competent authority proceedings. Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP in May 2013, Craig served as the IRS APA director from 2008-11. As APA director, Craig was a member of the senior executive team within the IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International) (ACCI), and in his last year with the IRS, Craig was intimately involved in the development of the restructuring plan that led to the creation of the IRS Large Business & International (LB&I) Division and the merged Advance Pricing Agreement and Mutual Assistance (APMA) Program.

Craig received his BA in Economics from the University of Idaho and his JD from Georgetown University Law Center. He was an adjunct transfer pricing professor in the graduate tax program at Georgetown law from 2006 to 2012. Craig is also a frequent writer and speaker on transfer pricing and related international tax issues.