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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Treasury issues proposed air transportation excise tax regulations

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Treasury issues proposed air transportation excise tax regulations

Treasury proposes clean up to air trans excise tax regulations and rules to exempt payments by aircraft owners to management companies.

TTB extends dates on destruction of beer FAQs due to COVID-19

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TTB extends dates on destruction of beer FAQs due to COVID-19

TTB FAQs allowing for the destruction of beer off brewery premises and waiver of notice of intent to destroy were extended through Sept. 1.

TTB authorized use of online filing system for tobacco SOT

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TTB authorized use of online filing system for tobacco SOT

The TTB now allows tobacco proprietors to file their special occupation tax online via the agency’s Permit Online program.

Second quarter sporting goods excise tax filing deadline extended

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Second quarter sporting goods excise tax filing deadline extended

The IRS extended the second quarter filing and payment deadline for federal sporting goods excise taxes until Oct. 31, 2020.

TTB finalizes regulations on certain alcohol tax return filing periods

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TTB finalizes regulations on certain alcohol tax return filing periods

TTB adopted, with minor changes, temporary regulations on alcohol tax filing dates implementing 2015 PATH Act for eligible excise taxpayers.

New TTB guidance for facilities producing alcohol for hand sanitizer

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New TTB guidance for facilities producing alcohol for hand sanitizer

TTB issues new guidance in Q&A format about tax-free withdrawals of distilled spirits and hand sanitizer under the CARES Act.

New TTB FAQ on wine virtual tasting rooms

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New TTB FAQ on wine virtual tasting rooms

New TTB FAQ addresses requirements for a winery holding remote wine tastings with customers, including tax, labeling, and container sizes.

IRS issues aviation excise tax holiday FAQs

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IRS issues aviation excise tax holiday FAQs

IRS released CARES Act FAQs on aviation excise tax holiday. FAQs provide clarification on issues related to jet fuel and ticket tax.

TTB issues excise tax FAQs on destruction of beer due to COVID-19

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TTB issues excise tax FAQs on destruction of beer due to COVID-19

TTB issued FAQs providing guidance for refund claims on taxpaid beer for brewers when unmerchantable beer is destroyed during COVID-19.

Excise tax exemption for certain distilleries producing hand sanitizer

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Excise tax exemption for certain distilleries producing hand sanitizer

TTB has extended its waivers for certain distilleries wishing to produce hand sanitizer through the 2020 calendar year.

CONTACT DEBBIE

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

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