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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IRS temporarily waives penalty for using dyed diesel fuel in Texas

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IRS temporarily waives penalty for using dyed diesel fuel in Texas

IRS temporarily waives penalty for using dyed diesel fuel on the highways in Texas due to severe winter storm retroactive to Feb. 12.

IRS adds vehicles to qualified plug-in vehicle list

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IRS adds vehicles to qualified plug-in vehicle list

IRS adds multiple vehicles to its list of plug-in electric motor drive vehicles for purposes of the section 30D credit.

Court holds fuel mixture credit must first offset excise tax liability

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Court holds fuel mixture credit must first offset excise tax liability

Tennessee district court holds credit against fuel excise taxes, reduces excise tax liability and must be deducted from production costs.

Treasury issues final aviation excise tax regulations

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Treasury issues final aviation excise tax regulations

Final air transportation excise tax regulations provide rules for aircraft management services exemption and update prior regulations.

Extension of temporary relief for fuel removals in Wisconsin

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Extension of temporary relief for fuel removals in Wisconsin

Guidance permits tax relief for fuel removed from terminals in Milwaukee or Madison and entered into Green Bay terminals through 2021.

Permanent excise tax breaks for craft brewers, wineries and distillers

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Permanent excise tax breaks for craft brewers, wineries and distillers

Industry backed legislation passed by Congress to make permanent excise tax rate reductions for craft beer, wine, and distilled spirits.

COVID-19 relief Act extends and improves many credits and incentives

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COVID-19 relief Act extends and improves many credits and incentives

The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act passes Congress and includes many extended and improved tax credits and incentives.

Congress passes appropriations bill, containing COVID-19 relief bill

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Congress passes appropriations bill, containing COVID-19 relief bill

Last minute negotiations pave way for Congress to pass second major COVID-19 stimulus package with tax law changes and tax extenders.

  • Tom Windram, Anne Bushman, Alexandra Mitchell
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  • December 22, 2020
TTB extends excise tax exemption on production of hand sanitizer

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TTB extends excise tax exemption on production of hand sanitizer

Exemption from excise tax on hand sanitizer extended and all FDA approved formulas permitted without requiring prior TTB approval.

IRS issues interim guidance on backlog of fuel credit claims

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IRS issues interim guidance on backlog of fuel credit claims

The IRS has developed new guidance for processing interest bearing fuel claims, including one-time claims for alternative fuel credits.

CONTACT DEBBIE

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

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