The Tax Policy Information You Need. The Way You Want It.

The first major tax reform effort since 1986 happened. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed at the very end of 2017 and we are bracing for its expiration.

Congress and the agencies have been inundated with questions about compliance, intent and accounting methods-still. The passage of the TCJA was only step 1 in a multi-step process of making the law work for businesses and with the intent it was written.

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The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the single largest bill to pass into law on climate change, energy tax and drug pricing. Any major piece of legislation would leave many unanswered questions. But the unprecedented momentum of the passage of the TCJA and more recently, the IRA —the appearance of brand new concepts and tax provisions has caused an “implementation frenzy.”

We can help you.

Now is an opportunity to have an affect on tax law and regulations for the next decade, at least. But you need guides to help you accomplish that.

The tax committees and related agencies are different animals than the other committees in Congress and Administration agencies and need to be navigated with a delicate and knowledgeable hand. We believe we can help you with your current navigation.

There is a crucial nexus between government policy goals and the current tax conundrum. In addition and increasingly, rather than appropriating funds to accomplish policy and political goals, Congress uses tax expenditures to incentivize behavior. But dwindling federal dollars and an obsession with the federal deficit is causing the federal government to look to cutting costs and possibly eliminating tax breaks in favor of a lower corporate tax rate.

Changes to both domestic and international tax regimes will be the most important issues for the Congress in the near future. As you know from prior efforts, effecting change in the tax policy arena is a highly strategic and challenging endeavor.

We believe we have the vision, current information and expertise to help you safely travel through in these uncertain times.

“Dawn is the best tax lobbyist I know. Her knowledge of the tax writing process in Congress is one of a kind. I highly recommend her insights in the D Squared Analysis and seeking her counsel on any tax legislation. ”

~ Jim Ramstad, U.S. Congress, Minnesota

Even the introduction of a single bill, by a single member can greatly affect economic markets. Information on tax activity in Washington can be crucial to your investments and actions.

Tax Intelligence That Speaks to Your Bottom Line

To not get left in the dust, you need to be both proactive (seeing changes you need) and reactive (not being an offset for changes someone else needs).

There is certainly no shortage of information available, but much of what is out there is simple information, “rumor” and “white noise” at best – often press releases or articles simply regurgitating the same information.

Finding quality information and more importantly– analysis of quality information– is not an easy task. But that is an area in which we excel, both in the legislative arena and in the regulatory one.

About Dawn Levy O’Donnell

As a former Tax Counsel to the Senate Finance Committee and the former EVP of Tax for DC lobbying giant, Cassidy and Associates, Dawn Levy O’Donnell brings a wealth of high-level experience in tax policy, including tax policy, tax credits, excise taxes, corporate taxes, energy taxes, and more to D Squared Tax Strategies.

The close relationships she has with former colleagues, some of which she continues to work with, provide her with the background information necessary to determine the innovative strategies for which she is known.

Dawn Levy O’Donnell is founder of D Squared Tax Strategies, and she has the honor and advantage of counsel from a team of alliantgroup top tax experts.

About D Squared Tax Strategies

D Squared Tax Strategies is a cutting edge tax consulting firm created to help clients address the new legislative tax paradigm facing us in Washington DC- especially as the process of Federal tax reform has begun.

We are in an exceptional position to be able to gather the necessary information – not always readily available to others – and outstanding intelligence and report back to you in an effort to help you navigate this tax process and identify the key moment to act.