Danielle E. Rolfes

Partner, Co-lead International Tax, Washington National Tax


Danielle Rolfes advises clients on U.S. international tax matters, including tax planning with respect to their structures, operations, and transactions, as well as tax controversy. In particular, she has extensive experience advising on issues relating to international tax policy, tax treaties, foreign currency, sourcing, deferral planning, and foreign tax credits.

Prior to joining KPMG in June 2017, Danielle served in the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy. She joined Treasury in August 2011 as Deputy International Tax Counsel, and served as the International Tax Counsel from September 2012 through February 2017. As International Tax Counsel, Danielle led Treasury’s international tax legal staff, and was the principal legal adviser to the Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) and the Deputy Assistant Secretary (International Tax Affairs) on international tax policy, including the development and review of legislative proposals, the promulgation of regulations and administrative guidance, the negotiation of tax treaties, and representing the United States in international organizations such as the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development.

Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Danielle was a partner at Ivins, Phillips & Barker, where she advised multinational corporations on international tax planning, controversy, and compliance matters. Before law school, Danielle was an accountant at Procter & Gamble.

Danielle is a frequent speaker and writer on a variety of international tax topics. She received her JD degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2002, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Danielle also holds an LLM degree in taxation with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center in 2005 and a BS degree in accountancy, summa cum laude, from Wright State University in 1997. A certified public accountant licensed in the District of Columbia, Danielle is the author of “An Analysis of FIN 48 – Accounting for Uncertain Income Tax Positions” (Matthew Bender, 3d ed. 2009), and a gold medal winner for achieving the highest score on the CPA examination in the State of Ohio.

Danielle E. Rolfes

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