Washington National Tax

Informed solutions to complex tax challenges

Understanding the impact of existing tax laws is hard enough; the constant stream of new legislation, rulings and interpretations really compounds the challenge. From federal credits and incentives to state and local tax to international tax laws, it can be difficult to keep up and stay compliant.

how can we help you with your tax planning and compliance?

RSM’s Washington National Tax team spans multiple disciplines and works alongside our local tax professionals to address complex issues through a robust range of domestic and international planning and advisory services. Constantly in contact with tax officials and legislators, we offer early insights to help you understand and plan for the ramifications of emerging legislation and rulings.

With a physical presence in Washington, D.C., our team stays up to date on the latest developments in tax policy. Team members share their analysis of the potential implications of new tax laws, Treasury regulations and IRS pronouncements through a regular cadence of articles, webcasts, alerts and newsletters.

Our specialists focus on the following: 

  • Accounting methods and periods
  • ASC 740 accounting for income tax
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Estate and gift planning
  • Excise tax
  • Federal credits and incentives
  • International tax
  • IRS controversy
  • Like-kind exchanges
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Pass-through consulting
  • Private client services
  • State and local tax
  • Tax exemptions

Leaders in their field, Washington National Tax professionals include former IRS attorneys with subject matter and procedural expertise and are frequently called on to present at conferences. Our team has presented at American Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Council on State Taxation (COST), The Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, The Professor Paul J. Hartman Memorial State and Local Tax (SALT) Forum, Tax Executives Institute (TEI), among others. We also provide perspective in the media on tax issues affecting the middle market. Our former Washington National tax leader, Dave Kautter, joined the US government as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, tax policy, a key position in the administration from 2017-2021 and recently rejoined RSM.