Mr. Wilson is a Director in the Practice, Procedure, and Administration function within Washington National Tax. He provides assistance in a wide-range of areas including taxpayer penalties, reportable transactions, statute of limitation issues, obtaining section 9100 relief for taxpayers to make missed elections, TEFRA partnerships the new Partnership Audit procedures and other compliance issues. Mr. Wilson also advises clients on a wide range of procedural and substantive issues which arise in IRS audits and appeals.
Before beginning with KPMG, Mr. Wilson worked for more than 30 years in various offices within the IRS Office of Chief Counsel. He spent the last 8 years as Associate Chief Counsel, Passthrough & Special Industries. In that position he had responsibility for Chief Counsel’s role in the drafting of regulations and other forms of published guidance, for issuing private letter rulings and for providing case specific advice in examinations, appeals and litigation at the trial and appellate level on a wide variety of tax subjects including, taxation of partnerships, S corporations and trusts, research credits, investment tax credits, domestic production deductions, tax shelter disclosures, entity classification, section 9100 relief, and excise taxes. He worked closely with the IRS Operating Divisions in identifying and developing compliance initiatives with industry wide application. For his service at the IRS, Mr. Wilson received numerous awards including the Chief Counsel Award, the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Award and a Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service.
During his time with IRS Chief Counsel, Mr. Wilson was a frequent speaker and instructor at various Bar Association meetings (American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, California State Bar Association, etc.), at Continuing Legal Education seminars, and at various internal IRS training meetings.