WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
CEOs, Owners, Presidents, and Financial Decision Makers
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 12:00 – 12:30 PM CT
To help better support those in the software and tech industry during this unprecedented time, the IRS is encouraging all businesses to leverage existing tax relief provisions to enhance the impact of the newly introduced CARES Act legislation.
Join alliantgroup Washington insiders, including former U.S. Congressman Rick White, one of the most active legislators on high-tech issues, for an informative presentation on the CARES Act. This live presentation will update viewers on Congress’s attempts to replenish funding for various business loan programs and show how the software and tech industry can ultimately benefit from already existing incentives for work they do every day.
Rick White served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. During his time on Capitol Hill, White was known as one of Congress’s most active legislators on high tech issues. After serving in Congress, he worked for Perkins Coie in the law firm’s Electronic Commerce and Internet Law practice section. He served as the CEO of TechNet from 2001 to 2005 where he advocated for technology companies, then moved on to serve as founder and CEO of several tech-oriented startup companies and as principal at the Woodbay Group, a consulting and investment firm in Seattle.
Rick Lazio is the Senior Vice President based in alliantgroup’s New York office. Lazio is a former US Representative for New York. Throughout his tenure and post-Congressional career, he has been a strong advocate for small businesses sponsoring impactful legislation such as the Small Business Tax Fairness Act. He received his B.A. from Vassar College and his J.D. from Washington College of Law at American University.
Steven Miller has spent the last 25 years with the IRS, serving the agency in a number of diverse and increasingly important roles. He served as former IRS Acting Commissioner in 2012, but prior to that Steven served for several years as the Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, leading all IRS enforcement and service activity. Steven also served as the Commissioner of the Large and Mid-Size Business Division, overseeing IRS audits of large taxpayers and the IRS programs relating to offshore tax compliance and international tax law enforcement.
Dean Zerbe is alliantgroup’s National Managing Director based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining alliantgroup, Zerbe was Senior Counsel and Tax Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. He worked closely with then-Chairman of the Finance Committee, Senator Charles Grassley, on tax legislation. During his tenure on the Finance Committee, Zerbe was intimately involved with nearly every major piece of tax legislation that was signed into law, including the 2001 and 2003 tax reconciliation bills, the JOBS bill in 2004 (corporate tax reform) and the Pension Protection Act.
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