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Corporate Tax Changes to Expect From a Biden Administration


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateOctober 26, 2020
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Series: 2020 Election, Taxes
Course Description

This webinar will review Vice President Biden’s corporate tax proposals, including proposed domestic and international changes and a proposal for an excess tax on book income.

The discussion will consider the likelihood and timing for enacting any of these proposals, interaction with other aspects of the Biden campaign’s agenda, the potential impact on markets, and different industries. To better understand the proposals, the webinar presenters will look at prior proposals (from both Democrats & Republicans) to see where the Biden campaign proposals originated.

The session will also consider the broader context in which these proposals may be considered, including the latest developments in the OECD.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the key points of the Biden business tax plan

  • Recognize the likelihood of enactment

  • Identify the potential impact of Biden’s tax proposals for your clients and on different industries

  • Name possible business tax changes and planning opportunities with clients

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Mindy Herzfeld is Professor of Tax Law at University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she teaches international tax and tax policy, and of counsel at Ivins, Phillips & Barker in Washington. Mindy has also served as a contributing editor to Tax Notes International since 2014, during which time she has written over 250 articles on international tax issues and cross-border transactions.

Mindy holds a JD from Yale Law School, where she was a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal; an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a graduate tax scholar and recipient of the Tannenwald Prize; and a BA from Barnard College.


Todd Castagno

Morgan Stanley
Equity Research Analyst
(212) 762-7345


Todd Castagno is Head of Global Valuation, Accounting & Tax (GVAT) within Morgan Stanley’s Research division. He provides accounting, tax, valuation, and financial modeling consultation services to analysts and investors and publishes research on accounting, tax, and valuation topics. He is ranked as a top analyst and has been named to Institutional Investor’s All-American Research Team. Todd serves on the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Investor Advisory Committee and also chairs the Corporate Reporting Users’ Forum (CRUF), a network of investors and analysts that provide input to key stakeholders and policymakers on accounting and regulatory policy. Todd is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.

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Jon Holbrook is an associate with Ivins, Phillips & Barker, where he focuses his practice on federal income tax issues facing businesses and individuals, as well as employee benefit and executive compensation issues.

He advises clients on the U.S. tax consequences of domestic, foreign and cross-border restructurings and transactions, and has particular experience with corporate and international tax issues.  He has advised clients on a wide range of issues, including: controlled foreign corporations (CFCs), global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI), subpart F income, section 245A, the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT), the foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) deduction, section 1031 like-kind exchanges, section 168(k), FIRPTA, the section 199A (QBI) deduction and worker classification.

Prior to joining the firm, Jon received his JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was a winner of the Williston Negotiation Competition and co-founded HLS Effective Altruism, and his BA, summa cum laude, from Yale University.

About Our Presenter

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Ivins, Phillips & Barker, founded by two of the original judges on the United States Tax Court in 1935, is the leading law firm in the United States exclusively engaged in the practice of federal income tax, employee benefits and estate and gift tax law. The firm’s lawyers are nationally recognized to be among the best and brightest in the country. Our decades of focus on the intricacies of the Internal Revenue Code have led numerous Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller companies, tax exempt organizations, and high net worth individuals to rely on the firm for answers to the most complicated and sophisticated tax planning problems as well as for complex tax litigation.