This June's two day conference will cover all of the key withholding and reporting regimes, including:
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Once again we'll be offering an optional one-day bootcamp prior to the conference.
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Bootcamp: June 7, 2017
Conference: June 8-9, 2017
This year’s conference is particularly jammed with cutting edge issues of concern to all who focus on information reporting and withholding issues, whether Chapter 3 NRA withholding, FATCA or CRS. You can’t afford to miss this invaluable forum to hear not only from leading practitioners and your industry peers but from IRS officials charged with enforcing these regimes. Topics addressed at the June forum will include:
Managing Director, UBS AG
Mr. Collins was formerly Partner, National Director for the Information Reporting Practice at KPMG LLP, where he was responsible for information reporting and withholding requirements for financial institutions, with a particular focus on Qualified Intermediary requirements. Previously, he was with another big four accounting firm and prior to that he was an Attorney Advisor for the IRS, office of Associate Chief Counsel (International). He also served as a Law Clerk for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Mr. Collins received his A.B. degree in Economics from Stanford University and his J.D. degree from UCLA School of Law. He is a member of the California State Bar and was a member of the Information reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), where he served as chairperson in 1995.
Co-head of Operational Risk and Regulatory Compliance Solutions, IHS Markit
Cyrus Daftary is the Co-Head of Operational Risk and Regulatory Compliance Solutions at IHS Markit. In this role Mr. Daftary is responsible for managing product and business development teams and strategic initiatives and operations.
Mr. Daftary joined IHS Markit with the CTI acquisition in 2014 and is currently the CEO of our Tax Solutions business, based in Andover. He has particularly extensive experience with the United States withholding and reporting rules for U.S. and non-U.S. persons (QI and FATCA), as well as the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). Mr. Daftary advises a number of global financial institutions and multi-national corporations about how to manage and monitor their compliance obligations.
Prior to IHS Markit, Mr. Daftary was a Partner at Burt, Staples & Maner, LLP, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Daftary also served as a member and Chairman of the IRS Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).
Mr. Daftary has extensively lectured and published in the areas of anti-money laundering, the European Savings Directive, international withholding and reporting, tax technology, and e-commerce topics as part of both his academic and private practice. Mr. Daftary is co-author of three editions of the E-Business Legal Handbook, and has taught courses on cyber-law, Internet taxation and e-commerce as an adjunct professor at Suffolk University School of Law, Northeastern University’s Master of Taxation program and Suffolk University’s Frank Sawyer School of Business.
JOHN M. STAPLES
Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
Prior to joining EY, Mr. Staples was the managing partner of the U.S. office of Burt, Staples & Maner, LLP. Mr. Staples' clients include major financial institutions, multinational corporations headquartered in the United States and Europe, banking and business associations, and foreign governments. Prior to joining Burt, Staples & Maner, LLP in April 2003, Mr. Staples served as the Associate Chief Counsel International of the US Internal Revenue Service, the highest international tax position in the I.R.S. He began his IRS career as a Special Assistant in charge of international projects to IRS Commission Margaret Richardson.
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