Veena K Murthy JD, LLM Taxation
Principal, Washington National Tax, Crowe LLP
Ms. Murthy is a Principal in Crowe LLP's Washington National Tax Office and its Compensation and Benefits Tax leader. She advises for-profit and tax-exempt clients in many industries on a broad range of compensation and benefits tax matters impacting employees and employers - including executive compensation, fringe benefits, Affordable Care Act and health benefit taxation, compensation and benefits deduction issues, payroll income/FICA/SECA taxation, and US taxation and treaty issues specific to cross-border compensation and benefits delivery. She previously was a Legislation Counsel at the Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress, where she provided tax technical and policy advice to the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on, among other things, the SECURE Act, and 2017 tax reform (known as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act") in the areas of executive compensation (sections 162(m), 4960 and 83(i)), fringe benefits (274 parking, transportation, entertainment, meals), the section 45S paid family and medical leave employer credit, health, and retirement. Prior to her government role, she spent many years in the private sector - including two Big Four accounting firms, Big Law, and as in-house benefits tax counsel at IBM Corporation. Ms. Murthy is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, a former Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center's LL.M Taxation Program, and a former Bloomberg Tax Compensation Planning Journal Advisory Board Member. She speaks and writes frequently on her areas of subject matter expertise.