Monday, April 3, 2017
Politico reports that David Kautter is slated to be named President Trump's Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, succeeding Mark Mazur (who left the position in February to become Director of the Tax Policy Center) and Acting Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Thomas West. From his webpage at American University's Kogod Tax Center:
David Kautter is Managing Director of the Kogod Tax Center and Executive in Residence in the Department of Accounting and Taxation. He joins Kogod following a distinguished career as a partner at Ernst & Young LLP, where he held a number of key technical and leadership roles spanning over three decades.
Most recently, Kautter served as Ernst & Young's Director of National Tax, the chief operating executive for the firm's national tax practices.
He managed strategic direction, day-to-day operations, and the quality of technical advice provided by the firm's national tax practices, comprised of more than 1500 professionals in over 60 U.S. and global locations. He was also responsible for maintaining the firm's relationships with tax writing committees and staff on Capitol Hill, in the U.S. Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service National Office, law firms, other major accounting firm's tax practices and the media. Kautter also served as Legislative Counsel to U.S. Senator John C. Danforth.
Kautter has written extensively on tax law, policy and compliance issues, authoring articles in major journals including the Journal of Accountancy and the Tax Advisor.