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Wolters Kluwer Tax Experts

(NEW YORK, NY, January 2017) — Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, a division of Wolters Kluwer, is a leading provider of software solutions and local expertise that helps tax, accounting, and audit professionals research and navigate complex regulations, comply with legislation, manage their businesses and advise clients with speed, accuracy and efficiency. The company produces hundreds of products annually related to federal, state and international taxation. Tax analysts and editors, most of whom are attorneys or accountants, provide professionals with tax information on a daily basis. Analysts available to speak with reporters include:


Principal Federal Tax Analyst

Mark Luscombe, a CPA and attorney, is the principal federal tax analyst for the company, tracking and analyzing legislation before Congress. Luscombe is the current chair of the Important Developments Subcommittee of the Partnership Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section and regularly speaks on a wide range of tax topics. In addition, Luscombe co-authors a monthly tax strategies column for the respected professional publication Accounting Today and authors a monthly tax trends column for TAXES magazine. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, he was in private practice for almost 20 years with several Chicago-area law firms where he specialized in taxation.

Luscombe offers a thorough understanding and analysis of federal tax, its application and its impact on both the individual and corporate taxpayer.

Senior Federal Tax Analyst

George Jones has been active in the tax field for over 35 years. As managing editor in Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting’s Washington D.C. office, Jones is responsible for overseeing legislative information at Wolters Kluwer. In addition, Jones is editor of CCH Federal Tax Weekly; CCH Expert Treatise; Federal Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders; and co-authors a regular tax strategies column for the respected professional publication, Accounting Today.

Jones keeps his finger on the pulse of the IRS, Congress, and the tax and accounting profession.

Senior Federal Tax Analyst

Mildred Carter has extensive background in federal tax analysis andspecific expertise in individual and small business and corporate tax planning issues. As a senior federal tax analyst, she is an important contributor to Wolters Kluwer’s coverage of new Tax Legislation in the Law, Explanation and Analysis books. She also contributes to two of the most popular tax professional references in the country, the CCH Tax Research Consultant and the Standard Federal Tax Reporter and has developed and authored several interactive research aids, which are available online through CCH IntelliConnect.

Concentrating on the impact of federal tax laws, Carter provides in-depth explanations and analysis of tax law provisions.


Senior Estate and Gift Tax Analyst

Bruno Graziano is an attorney with a master’s degree in accountancy and is a senior analyst for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting’s Financial and Estate Planning Group. An employee for 29 years, he oversees the editors and analysts responsible for two of the most respected Wolters Kluwer subscription products, Financial and Estate Planning and Estate Planning Review ‒ The Journal. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Graziano was an assistant attorney for an Illinois municipality.

Graziano has a detailed knowledge of gift and estate taxation, wills, trusts and related tax law.


Senior State Tax Analyst

As a senior state tax analyst in the Sales and Use Tax Group, Carol Kokinis-Graves analyzes and reports state and local sales and use tax issues. She researches and covers state legislation, court cases, department of revenue rulings, and regulations. Kokinis-Graves has developed and authored several interactive research aids (logic tools), and has authored a continuing professional education (CPE) course for accountants. She has written several articles, including those that have appeared in State Tax Review, The Journal of State Taxation, and Practitioner Perspectives. Kokinis-Graves is a speaker on state and local tax (SALT) issues, and has been quoted in various publications, including The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Washington Times, USA Today, Forbes, Reuters, NBC News, The Tax Foundation, Market Watch, and Accounting Today.

Kokinis-Graves possesses a thorough knowledge of state and local sales and use taxes.

Senior State Tax Analyst

John Logan is an attorney and senior state tax analyst who has spent more than 25 years tracking and analyzing state tax statutory and case law, as well as state tax regulatory policy. He is a contributor to CCH IntelliConnect, which includes State Tax Review, a weekly newsletter that reports on tax news at the state level, as well as State Tax Reporters, State Tax Guide, and the Multistate Corporate Income Tax Guide.

Logan has a thorough understanding of the various state taxes imposed, as well as taxation trends across all states.

Senior State Tax Analyst

Rocky Mengle is an attorney and state tax analyst and has spent the last 16 years analyzing state tax legislation, case law, and regulatory developments. He is a contributor to Wolters Kluwer’s State Tax Handbook and CCH IntelliConnect, which includes State Tax Reporters, Multistate Corporate Income Tax Guide, and various interactive Smart Charts. He has been quoted in various publications, including U.S. News and World Report, Reuters, and Accounting Today.

Mengle offers a detailed understanding of state personal and corporate income taxation and trends across all states.


International Tax Analyst and Managing Editor

Joy Hail is the managing editor of International Tax for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting.  She also is managing editor of the company’s bimonthly International Tax Journal as well as an expert in international Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS). Hail is the author of the new publication, Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS) — Are You Ready, which provides practical guidance on country-by-country reporting of the current BEPS action plan. The guide covers each of the 15 actions outlined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and analyzes the U.S. position on BEPS and the impact BEPS will have.

Hail monitors continuing changes in international tax compliance affecting cross-border transactions and is an important contributor for updated research and learning content covering international taxation developments.

More Information

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