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International Tax Withholding & Information Reporting Conference

The 30th Annual Forum | International Tax Withholding & Information Reporting Conference, powered by Loscalzo Institute

New York City, New York | June 7 - 8, 2018

Attend this noteworthy international tax conference to gain the relevant information you or your team members need to be more productive. The Loscalzo Institute offers the Tax Withholding & Information Reporting Conference twice a year in late spring and fall. Similar topic themes are addressed during each season’s conference, with the spring event offering a stronger focus on international issues.

It also includes the same high-quality programming that was provided by the previous event host, the Executive Enterprise Institute (EEI). Participants can choose to attend a one-day pre-conference bootcamp, the two-day conference, or get a full event pass for all three days.

Information Return & Withholding Bootcamp | June 6, 2018

As an added learning opportunity, there is an optional one-day, pre-conference workshop focusing on the fundamentals of documentation, reporting, and withholding rules. Learn More »

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Conference Benefits

  • Hear from industry peers and top practitioners on the best strategies
  • Obtain tips to overcome challenging developments in the withholding tax and reporting areas
  • Interact with key government officials and the financial industry to voice concerns and key issues
  • Participate in in-depth conversations about cutting-edge topics
  • Focus on practical operational solutions, not just on the tax technical rules

Who Should Attend

  • Tax Department Personnel
  • Operations Department Personnel
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Internal/External Auditors
  • Trust Tax Representatives
  • Legal Counsel
  • MIS/Systems Professionals
  • Thrift Representatives
  • CPA Advisors
  • Accounts Payable Personnel

Conference Chairmen

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Chip Collins, Managing Director, UBS AG

Mr. Collins was formerly Partner, National Director for the Information Reporting Practice at KPMG LLP, where he was responsible for information reporting and withholding requirements for financial institutions, with a particular focus on Qualified Intermediary requirements. Previously, he was with another big four accounting firm and prior to that he was an Attorney Advisor for the IRS, office of Associate Chief Counsel (International). He also served as a Law Clerk for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Mr. Collins received his A.B. degree in Economics from Stanford University and his J.D. degree from UCLA School of Law. He is a member of the California State Bar and was a member of the Information reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), where he served as chairperson in 1995.


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Cyrus Daftary, Tax Principal, Information Reporting & Withholding, KPMG LLP

Cyrus Daftary is a Tax principal in KPMG’s Information Reporting & Withholding practice. He has particularly extensive advisory and system implementation experience with the United States’ withholding and reporting rules for U.S. and non-U.S. persons with regard to qualified intermediary and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act requirements, as well as the Common Reporting Standard. Cyrus advises a number of global financial institutions and multinational corporations about how to manage and monitor their compliance obligations.

Prior to joining KPMG, Cyrus was the co-founder and CEO of Markit | CTI, where he managed the consulting practice and was integral in designing and implementing various systems for clients. Prior to CTI, he was a partner at the law firm Burt, Staples & Maner, LLP and earlier at another Big Four firm. Cyrus also served as a member and chairman of the IRS Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee.

Cyrus has extensively lectured and published in the areas of anti-money laundering, the European Savings Directive, international withholding and reporting, tax technology, and e-commerce topics as part of both his academic and private practice. Cyrus is the co-author of three editions of the E-Business Legal Handbook, and has taught courses on cyber-law, Internet taxation, and e-commerce as an adjunct professor at Suffolk University School of Law, Northeastern University’s Master of Taxation program, and Suffolk University’s Frank Sawyer School of Business.

Cyrus holds an LLM degree in corporate tax from Temple University, a JD degree from the University of Dayton School of Law, and a BS degree from Indiana University.


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John M. Staples, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP

Prior to joining EY, Mr. Staples was the managing partner of the U.S. office of Burt, Staples & Maner, LLP. Mr. Staples' clients include major financial institutions, multinational corporations headquartered in the United States and Europe, banking and business associations, and foreign governments. Prior to joining Burt, Staples & Maner, LLP in April 2003, Mr. Staples served as the Associate Chief Counsel International of the US Internal Revenue Service, the highest international tax position in the IRS. He began his IRS career as a Special Assistant in charge of international projects to IRS Commissioner Margaret Richardson.