United States

Debbie Gordon

Principal, Washington National Tax

Areas of focus: Excise Tax Consulting

ABOUT DEBBIE

Debbie Gordon leads the firm’s Washington National Tax excise tax practice. She is nationally recognized for her experience in excise tax consulting, including work in both government and private sector. She has worked with clients for more than 20 years, advising on clients in the transportation, industrials and consumer products industries.

Debbie’s advisory services include excise tax consulting and assistance with Internal Revenue Service controversies. She covers a complete range of excise taxes, including manufacturers’ taxes, retail taxes, air transportation taxes for passengers and property, environmental taxes, foreign insurance excise taxes, wagering excise taxes, Affordable Care Act provisions, communications excise taxes, fuel credits, and the excise taxes administered by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

Debbie previously worked in the excise tax branch in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, where she was responsible for published guidance on excise taxes, technical advice to the IRS excise tax agents and letter rulings to taxpayers. 

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  • April 07, 2021
Court denies company's claim for refund of alternative fuel payments

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CONTACT DEBBIE

+1 202 370 8203
Deborah.Gordon@rsmus.com

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