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Tax Issues

TFG’s tax practice is led by Aindriu Colgan, former Legislative Director to Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady.  He joined TFG in 2016 and combined his knowledge and experience with TFG’s extensive relationships on the Hill and in the Administration.  The speed with which the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was written and passed has created problems and unintended consequences for almost every industry and business community.  TFG is well placed to help you get those fixed.  No other tax team in Washington DC better understands the new generation of tax-writers and staff or has better relationships than TFG.  We already have successfully resolved problems with tax reform and are ready to do the same for you.

Client Successes

  • Fortune 500 Company

    TFG was retained by a Fortune 500 company in 2016 to secure a technical correction to a tax provision included in 2015’s omnibus. Through his relationships with Chairman Brady, Ways and Means and Senate Finance staff, and Ways and Means Members and their staff, Aindriu succeeded in getting that technical correction included in the March 2018 “omnibus” appropriations bill signed by the President.

  • National Stripper Wells Assoc.

    TFG was retained by the National Stripper Wells Assoc. (NSWA) in 2017 to preserve percentage depletion, a vulnerable tax expenditure that had already been eliminated in previous tax reform drafts. Through his relationships and experience, as well as his leadership in the Percentage Depletion Coalition, Aindriu succeeded in preserving percentage depletion untouched in every draft of tax reform as well as the final bill that was signed into law.

  • Municipal Bonds for America

    TFG continues to hold a leadership position with the Municipal Bonds for America (MBFA) coalition with Aindriu having succeeded another TFG principal, Lori Pickford, as co-chair of MBFA’s Legislative Task Force. Through an annual fly-in and muni bond seminar for Congressional staff, as well as aggressive one-on-one meetings, TFG worked with MBFA to not only preserve the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds in tax reform, but also reverse the House’s initial position and preserve private activity bonds.