United Kingdom


  • Service: Tax, Corporate Tax
  • Type: Event
  • Date: 04/02/2013

US Tax Landscape - Legislative Update: The Future of Business Tax Reform in 2013 and Beyond  

We are delighted to invite you to our exclusive briefing on the state of US tax reform and how it might impact your business. The event will cover recent US tax developments in the European context as well as look at the realistic prospects for business tax reform in the near term.


The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was enacted in the US on January 2, 2013. It contains a number of important changes to tax rates affecting high-income individuals, the estate tax, and provides permanent alternative minimum tax relief. It also retroactively reinstates and extends through 2013 a number of important business tax provisions that expired at the end of 2011 as well as a number of expired energy tax provisions. Many hope this legislation is simply the first step in a much broader tax reform process.

This session will review the major elements of the recent legislation. More importantly, it will discuss the factors that will influence the timing and substance of future business tax reform.

Topics will include:

  • A review of the major provisions of the American Taxpayer Relief Act
  • The Obama administration's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget proposals
  • Other tax reform proposals
  • The factors that will affect the outcome of the tax debate
  • The timing and potential substance of reform


Guest Speakers:

  • Hank Gutman, principal–in-charge of KPMG in the US Federal Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services Group in Washington National Tax, was formerly the Chief of Staff of the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation and Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel in the Office of Tax Policy in The U.S. Treasury.

  • Fred Gander, a KPMG principal in Washington National Tax and is principal-in-charge of Europe and the Middle East. He has over 26 years of experience advising clients on a broad array of US international and in-bound tax matters. He has been practicing US tax in London since 1991, prior to which he practiced in Washington DC.

Hank will be leading the session and will be available as part of our Q&A panel to help answer any questions you may have on US tax reforms.

Event Details

Date:  Thursday February 28, 2013
Timings:  8:00 Breakfast
   8:30 Briefing
Location:  KPMG's office, 15 Canada Square, London E14 5GL
Contact: KPMG US Tax Practice


If you would like to attend this briefing, please contact the KPMG US Tax Practice. Spaces are limited therefore early registration is strongly advised.


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Fred Gander
Principal, US Tax practice London
Tel: +44 207 311 1878