Howard Wiener focuses on the taxation of foreign currency and complex international corporate tax issues such as international corporate restructuring and cross-border finance tax planning. He rejoined KPMG in 2011 after serving as vice president of global tax planning at a Fortune 500 company. Previously, Howard was a principal in KPMG’s International Corporate Tax practice in the firm’s Tysons Corner, Virginia office.
Prior to joining KPMG, Howard was an attorney in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel, where he focused on international taxation. In addition, he served in the office of Advance Pricing Agreements, where he was responsible for negotiating transfer pricing agreements with taxpayers and foreign competent authorities on behalf of the U.S. government. Howard was also responsible for drafting guidance with respect to the taxation of foreign currency, including the Euro regulations, hyperinflationary currency regulations, and dual currency contingent debt guidance. Before to his tenure at the IRS, Howard was a tax associate at a law firm in Washington, DC where he focused on international tax planning and controversy.
He has been published in Tax Executive, and is a frequent speaker at Tax Executives Institute, International Fiscal Association, and Bloomberg BNA/Center for International Tax Education events. He holds an LLM degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center; a JD degree from American University Washington College of Law; and a BSBA degree in accounting from the Boston University School of Management.