Joe Mikrut

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  • served as the Tax Legislative Counsel for the U.S. Treasury Department for three years, with direct responsibility for policy decisions relating to all domestic Federal tax matters, including the President's budget proposals, other legislation, regulatory guidance, and Treasury reports.
  • oversaw the completion of over 300 guidance projects at Treasury.
  • served for ten years on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, first as Legislation Counsel and later as the Associate Deputy Chief of Staff.
  • developed and analyzed legislative proposals, helped in drafting bill language, and wrote tax legislative history.
  • was extensively involved in all major tax legislation, including the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996, and the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997.
  • was a Tax Manager for Arthur Andersen & Co. in Chicago where he specialized in accounting methods, cost recovery, mergers and acquisitions, and consolidated return issues.
  • served as an adjunct professor at DePaul University.
  • is current chairman of the Formation of Tax Policy Committee, American Bar Association Tax Section and a member of the Steering Committee, Federal Bar Association Tax Section.
  • has testified before Congress on numerous occasions and has spoken frequently to business and legal groups.
  • holds a J. D. from DePaul University College of Law, and a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, and is a certified public accountant.