Curtis Wilson is a director in the Practice, Procedure, and Administration group in KPMG LLP's (KPMG) Washington National Tax practice. He provides assistance in a wide range of areas including taxpayer penalties, reportable transactions, statute of limitation issues, obtaining section 9100 relief for taxpayers to make missed elections, TEFRA partnerships the new Partnership Audit procedures, and other compliance issues. Curt also advises clients on a wide range of procedural and substantive issues that arise in IRS audits and appeals.
Before beginning with KPMG, Curt worked for more than 30 years in various offices within the IRS Office of Chief Counsel. He spent the last 8 years as Associate Chief Counsel, Passthrough & Special Industries. In that position, he had responsibility for Chief Counsel’s role in the drafting of regulations and other forms of published guidance, for issuing private letter rulings, and for providing case specific advice in examinations, appeals, and litigation at the trial and appellate level on a wide variety of tax subjects including taxation of partnerships, S corporations and trusts, research credits, investment tax credits, domestic production deductions, tax shelter disclosures, entity classification, section 9100 relief, and excise taxes. He worked closely with the IRS Operating Divisions in identifying and developing compliance initiatives with industry wide application. For his service at the IRS, Curt received numerous awards including the Chief Counsel Award, the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Award and a Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service.
During his time with IRS Chief Counsel, Curt was a frequent speaker and instructor at various Bar Association meetings (American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, California State Bar Association, etc.), at Continuing Legal Education seminars, and at various internal IRS training meetings.