Western Insights: Contending with COVID 19: Taxes, Policy, and Business Uncertainty

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Friday, May 22, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.




Check out this video to watch the Western Insights: Contending with COVID 19: Taxes, Policy, and Business Uncertainty

The federal policy response to COVID-19 is unprecedented. The $2 trillion in financial aid support and direct cash payments from the CARES Act brought immediate assistance to some businesses and families. It also is not likely to be the end of the federal response to COVID-19, which will continue to have short- and long-term implications on businesses and individuals.

In this time of uncertainty, what additional assistance do businesses and families need, how can the government effectively and efficiently support reopening the economy, and what are the long-term budget implications?

We invite you to join Western Insights in a discussion with Tony Cook, Senior Manager at Larson Gross, Alex Brosseau, Senior Manager of Tax Policy at Deloitte, and Rachel Le Mieux, Partner at BDO. The discussion will be moderated by Jared Moore, Ph.D. and Associate Professor of Accounting at Western.

Western Insights is an online panel series created in response to COVID-19 to provide the broader region, Western alumni, friends, and students with access to information on current events drawing from the University’s nationally respected experts. This free series is offered entirely online and is open to everyone.

Tony Cook, Senior Manager at Larson Gross. He joined Larson Gross in 2011 after spending six years with Williams & Nulle in Burlington. Tony holds a degree from Western Washington University, where he majored in accounting and minored in economics. Additionally, he has a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University

Alex Brosseau, Senior Manager of Tax Policy at Deloitte. Alex Brosseau is a Senior Manager in the Tax Policy Group of Deloitte Tax LLP’s Washington National Tax office. In that capacity, he monitors tax policy developments in Congress and the White House on behalf of the firm and its clients.

Rachel Le Mieux, Partner at BDO. She specializes in Washington State excise taxes, multi-state sales, and use taxes, and providing high-level tax consulting on multi-state income tax issues. Her focus is on assisting public and private business enterprises, including closely-held businesses, with refund reviews, audit defense and controversies, organizational restructuring to lower overall effective multi-state tax rates, and educating clients on the complexities of state and local tax laws.

Dr. Jared Moore is an associate professor of accounting in the College of Business & Economics at Western Washington University. He joined the accounting faculty in 2019 after spending 13 years on the accounting faculty at Oregon State University. He also holds B.S. (Accountancy), Master of Taxation, and Ph.D. (Accounting; 2006) degrees from Arizona State University and is licensed as a certified public accountant (Arizona).