This session will summarize and evaluate the tax legislation that has been enacted in response to the COVID-19 crisis, additional pending legislative proposals, former Vice President Biden’s tax plans, and tax legislation suggested by the Trump Administration. Particular attention will be paid to taxes affecting individuals, including income, wealth, and transfer taxes.
Harry L. (Hank) Gutman is Of Counsel to Ivins, Phillips & Barker in Washington, DC.
As Joint Committee Chief of Staff from 1991 through 1993, Hank was the nonpartisan primary adviser to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees concerning the technical, economic, and revenue aspects of tax legislation. Hank also served as Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel in the Treasury Department Office of Tax Policy, where he received the Treasury Exceptional Service Award. He was a Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School (1980-1989). He was the Principal in Charge of KPMG’s Tax Legislative and Regulatory Service Group from 1999 to 2015 and has been a partner in several law firms.
Hank has written extensively in the wealth transfer tax area, has testified before Congress, and was the Reporter for the ALI Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax project. He has represented clients in legislative and administrative matters throughout his career before the Congress, the Treasury Department, and the Internal Revenue Service.
Hank received his undergraduate degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, a BA degree in Jurisprudence from University College, Oxford University, and his LLB degree from Harvard Law School.