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Christa Haas Bierma joins EY’s National Tax Department

New York, 29 September 2017

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced today the return of Christa Haas Bierma to the National Tax Department – Compensation & Benefits Group. Christa rejoins EY as a principal after having served in the US Department of Treasury, Office of Tax Policy, Benefits Tax Counsel, where she was an attorney-advisor since 2014. In her new role at EY, Bierma will advise clients on tax issues related to compensation and benefits, including executive compensation, health and welfare plans, fringe benefits and related wage and information reporting issues.

“Christa has wide technical knowledge and a commitment to a high level of client service and we are thrilled to have her back at EY,” said Michael Mundaca, Co-Leader of EY National Tax. “Her Treasury experience is a substantial addition to our strong team and will benefit our clients as they navigate a highly complex tax environment.”

At Treasury, Bierma worked on a number of employee benefits taxation matters, including guidance under the Affordable Care Act, employment taxes and professional employer organizations, compensatory arrangements for partnerships and disregarded entities, executive compensation, and tax reform.

Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Bierma was a senior manager in the National Tax Department at Ernst & Young LLP from 2008 to 2014. Before that, she was in private law practice in Washington, DC.

Bierma received a J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law and a B.A. from Hope College. She is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia bar associations.

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