Debbie joined Ernst & Young in November 2005 and is a Principal in the Financial Services Organization. Debbie is EY Americas’ Tax Information Reporting and Withholding Services leader and consults with our clients in the information reporting and withholding arena, assisting them to understand and comply with their many obligations in this area. Debbie focuses on domestic reporting and withholding issues (i.e., Forms 1099 and backup withholding), nonresident alien reporting and withholding issues (i.e., Forms 1042-S and section 1441 withholding), the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) and the Common Reporting Standard (“CRS”).
Debbie has many clients in the financial services industry, and also works with non-financial institution payors who face significant information reporting and withholding challenges.
Debbie received a BS in Government from Georgetown University, a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. She served as a member of IRS’ Information Reporting and Advisory Committee from 1997 through 1999, and was chairperson of the Committee in 1998. She is also a past chair of the AICPA’s Relations with the IRS Committee. Debbie was an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center where she taught Federal Tax Practice and Procedure in the LL.M. program.
Debbie is a popular speaker amongst external groups who focus on information reporting issues.