Tara Ferris
Customer Tax Reporting and the withholding regimes have greatly expanded in recent years. It touches an entire business, carries significant regulatory risk, and is essential to customer experience.

Tara Ferris

EY Americas Financial Services Tax; Principal, Ernst & Young LLP

Principal in financial services tax. Focused on improving customer tax reporting and withholding.

Areas of focus Tax Financial services
Office Hoboken, US

Tara is a Principal in the Financial Services Office of Ernst & Young LLP. In this role, Tara advises multinational financial institutions and asset managers on customer tax reporting and withholding. She focuses on process and control improvements to create efficiencies and reduce risk.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP, Tara served as Senior Counsel and worked on matters relating to FATCA, non-resident alien withholding and reporting, and international aspects of domestic information reporting. 

Tara is a principal draftsperson of the FATCA regulations, notices, and forms, chapters 3 and 61 coordination regulations, FFI Agreement, QI Agreement (including the compliance requirements and requirements for QDDs under section 871(m)), and WP/WT Agreement as well as a contributing draftsperson to the withholding aspects of the regulation under section 871(m), FATCA Model 1 and Model 2 intergovernmental agreements, and competent authority arrangements. 

Tara received an LL.M. in Taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center and a JD from Chapman University School of Law.

How Tara is building a better working world 

With countries all over the world required to comply with customer tax reporting rules, such as FATCA and CRS, the amount of data financial institutions need to manage has reached unprecedented levels. Tara helps identify process and control improvements to create efficiencies and reduce risk.

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