Politics & Policy
CE: 1 Credit
The new Trump administration has offered an ambitious tax agenda during the campaign that will affect the fiscal interests of both individuals and business entities alike. The presentation will review how the changes are expected to redistribute the tax burden on a federal level for all taxpayers, including electronic payments industry participants in particular. Significant changes will occur on a macro level that impact each participant’s own pocketbook.
The tax legislative and regulatory agenda will take fuller shape in Spring 2017. The presentation will help to outline the moving parts, including tax legislation, that need to be understood so each participant (individual and business entity) may better minimize the tax consequences of doing business on an individual basis as well as for the collective interest of the industry. An update on Form 1099-K (Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions) reporting will be provided.
Managing Partner BILTgroup / Of Counsel Gordon Rees
BILTgroup / Gordon Rees
Raleigh, North Carolina
Greg Bryant, CPA and Attorney at Law is the founder and Managing Partner of BILTgroup. He has over 25 years of experience as Big 4 National Tax Director and as VP of Taxes and Shared Services for a Fortune 1000 multinational. Most recently, he was Partner and Chair of International Tax at Williams Mullen. Having worked hands-on in many areas of international taxation, law and accounting both as an executive in a Fortune 1000 company and as a legal and tax advisor, Greg provides in-depth tax planning advice addressing the many facets of structuring businesses for global markets: supply chain, transfer pricing, exchange control, risk management and tax efficiency. He answers the how to questions.
Greg is a lawyer and certified public accountant. He earned his accounting and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of South Carolina. He has his LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland and North Carolina, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and International Fiscal Association (IFA). Greg is also a Regional Vice President of IFA and a founding member of the Triangle IFA chapter. Licensed in Pennsylvania only; not licensed in North Carolina. His law practice is entirely international and federal law.
Wednesday, May 10
4:00 PM – 4:50 PM
Gordon Rees / BILT Group
Washington, District Of Columbia
Gary Wells, Of Counsel in Gordon Rees (national law firm) and BILT Group (boutique international and tax law firm), has over 25 years of experience as member of several Big 4 National Accounting firms and large financial institutions. He has served 15 years as a Vice President and Tax Director for two large financial services corporations. Gary has extensive background in mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, finance and banking. Most recently, he was the Managing Director of Corporate Tax for Navient Solutions, Inc. and its predecessor Sallie Mae, Inc. He managed the tax planning and federal controversy function for both companies. Having worked hands-on in many areas of federal and state income taxation, law and accounting both as an officer and trusted legal, tax advisor, Mr. Wells provides in-depth tax planning advice, including accounting (ASC 740) that affects many facets of operating and structuring businesses for global markets. He understands how to ask the tough questions and the importance of explaining the difficult answers in an easy to understand manner. He holds a license to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Admissions to Practice Law
District of Columbia (Pending)
Northern Virginia Technology Council
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
Northern Chapter, VSCPA
New York State Bar Association
Former Treasurer for Arlington Little League
Baseball Coach for Arlington Little League
Reflections Coordinator (art contest) for Arlington Special Education PTA
Wednesday, May 10
4:00 PM – 4:50 PM