Area of Focus
Federal tax
Office Location
Washington, D.C.
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Karen Field

Senior Director
Area of Focus
Federal tax
Office Location
Washington, D.C.
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About Karen

Karen Field has almost 40 years of experience providing consultation services in the employee benefits sector. Her background experience includes working with qualified 401(k), IRA, executive compensation, equity compensation and pension issues. Karen joined RSM’s Washington National Tax compensation and benefits group after retiring from a similar position with a Big Four accounting firm.


Experience

Karen has extensive experience with domestic and international compensation and benefits issues. With her help, clients have successfully navigated taxation, reporting, withholding and deductions for equity compensation and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements. She assists with section 280G golden parachute rules, section 162(m) $1 million-dollar limit rules, partnership compensation arrangements, fringe benefits and other employee benefits. Karen has worked extensively on the 2017 tax reform employee benefits changes and the COVID-19 payroll tax credits.

As a thought leader, Karen speaks at professional conferences around the country, including the American Bar Association and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is an emeritus member of the AICPA tax resource panel, a current member of the AICPA tax reform section 274 task force and COVID-19 payroll tax task force, and is also a part of the response team for the section 162(m) and section 4960 tax reform provisions.


Professional Affiliations and Designations

  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, tax section
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, tax section
  • TE/GE Joint Council, employee plans council
  • National Association of Stock Plan Professionals

Education

  • Juris Doctorate, School of Law, George Mason University
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Virginia
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Area of Focus
Federal tax
Office Location
Washington, D.C.
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