David J. Kautter is the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy at Treasury. In this role he is responsible for developing and implementing federal tax policies and programs, reviewing regulations and rulings to administer the Internal Revenue Code, negotiating tax treaties, and providing economic and legal policy analysis for domestic and international tax policy decisions.
Reporting directly to the Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Kautter is immersed every day in a wide range of tax issues. Armed with over 40 years of experience in the tax profession as both a practitioner and educator, he is now responsible for analyzing countless proposed tax policies introduced by all constituencies. He will share his insights and observations.
Understand how tax laws are made and interpreted
Understand the practical challenges in implementing policy objectives