Principal-in-charge, Federal Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services
KPMG in the U.S.
John Gimigliano is responsible for the Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services (FLRS) group in the Washington National Tax practice of KPMG LLP (KPMG). The FLRS group gives clients immediate notification about breaking developments in tax legislation or federal tax regulations; coordinates the early identification of specific client issues concerning legislation, regulations, rulings, and other administrative pronouncements; helps clients prioritize responses to proposed legislation and regulations; provides insight and advice to clients in anticipation of possible legislative or regulatory changes and the impact of such changes on client tax planning; assists clients in the legislative and regulatory process; and conducts “roundtable” briefings and discussions.
During his more than 20 years of experience, John has represented clients in tax matters before Congress, the IRS, the Department of Treasury, and other federal agencies.
John joined KPMG in 2008. Prior to joining KPMG, he was Senior Tax Counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means and Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures in the U.S. House of Representatives. His principal responsibilities with the committee focused on issues involving corporate taxation, including cost recovery, accounting methods, tax credits, corporate reorganizations, energy, the corporate alternative minimum tax, net operating losses, and several other areas. During his tenure on the committee, John was involved in the drafting, negotiation, and enactment of several pieces of tax legislation, including the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act, the Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005, the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, the Small Business and Work Opportunity Act of 2007, the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, and several others.
John is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches the Taxation of Energy Markets course in the LLM degree program. He is a frequent speaker at tax and industry conferences and has been a guest on the Diane Rehm Show and quoted in The Wall Street Journal on the topics of taxation and tax policy. John has published numerous articles. He also has provided commentary in CCH’s Law, Explanation and Analysis on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and has authored chapters in the treatises Income Taxation of Natural Resources and Los Tributos del Sector Electrico (Taxes of the Electricity Sector).
John has an LLM degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, a JD degree from University of Cincinnati College of Law, and a BA degree from Miami University. He is a board member of both the New York University Institute on Federal Taxation and The Tax Council.