Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

U. S. Tax Shelter Industry: The Role of Accountants, Lawyers and Financial Professionals, Day 1

Date: November 18, 2003
Time: 9:00am
Location: Room 216, Hart Senate Office Building

The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations’ held two days of hearings, November 18 and 20, 2003,  examining the role of professional organizations like accounting firms, law firms, and financial institutions in developing, marketing and implementing tax shelters. The Subcommittee heard from tax experts, as well as representatives from accounting firms, law firms, financial institutions, and a panel of government regulators.

In conjunction with these hearings, the Subcommittee Minority Staff issued a report entitled “U.S. Tax Shelter Industry: The Role of Accountants, Lawyers, and Financial Professionals.”  The Report is available via the link located at the top left corner of this webpage. 


Panel 1

Debra S.


Tax Counsel IV

California Franchise Tax Board

Panel 1

Calvin H.


Andrews & Kurth Centennial Professor

The University of Texas at Austin

Panel 1



Former Partner

Washington National Tax, KPMG LLP

Panel 2



Partner in Charge

Washington National Tax, Client Services, KPMG LLP

Panel 3


Berry, Jr.

Senior Tax Partner


Panel 3

Mark A.


Vice Chair

Tax Services, Ernst & Young LLP

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