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    Joseph Calianno, J.D., LL.M, MBA, CPA

    Partner & Intl Technical Tax Practice Leader

    BDO USA LLP
    Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA

    Public Accounting - International

    Professional Summary

    Joe Calianno is a Tax Partner in BDO's Washington DC National office. He practices in all areas of International Taxation and regularly advises on issues relating to cross-border restructuring and financing, subpart F, foreign tax credit planning, tax treaties and global tax rate reduction.

    Joe has published numerous articles in national journals on international and corporate tax issues including articles in RIA's Business Entities, CCH's Global tax Briefing, CCH's Journal of Passthrough Entities, CCH's Journal of International Tax, International Tax Review, RIA's Journal of International Taxation, RIA's Journal of Corporate Taxation, RIA's Journal of Taxation, Practising Law Institute, CCH's Taxation of Global Transactions, Tax Notes, Tax Notes International, Tax Management International Journal, Tax Management Memorandum and The Tax Adviser.

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    • English

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    Experience

    BDO USA LLP
    Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA 20005
    Partner & Intl Technical Tax Practice Leader
    Public Accounting - International
    2015 - Present
    Joe Calianno is the Tax Partner and International Technical Tax Practice Leader in BDO's Washington DC National Tax Office. He practices in all areas of international taxation and regularly advises on issues relating to cross-border restructuring and financing, subpart F, foreign tax credit planning, tax treaties and global tax rate reduction.

    He is a frequent speaker on International and Corporate tax issues. He has spoken at several national and regional tax conferences including the ABA, AICPA, Atlas, BNA, DC Bar, Dallas Bar, Federal Bar, GW/IRS, Houston International Tax Forum, IFA, MACPA, NYU Advanced International Tax Institute, Practising Law Institute, St. Louis International Tax Group, TEI, USD School of Law/Procopio International Tax Institute, Wall Street and World Trade Council tax conferences.
    Grant Thornton LLP
    Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA 20036
    Tax Partner/International Leader
    As the Tax Partner for Grant Thornton LLP, he was responsible for the International Technical Tax Practice in the National Tax Office. He practiced in all areas of international taxation and helped assist the offices around the firm on complex international tax issues.
    Internal Revenue Service/Office of Chief Counsel
    Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA 20002
    Special Counsel To Deputy Chief Counsel/Intl.
    Joe was Special Counsel to the Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (International) in the office of Chief Counsel, Internal Review Service. As a Special Counsel he was technical advisor and was involved in reviewing international tax regulations, revenue rulings, Notices, TAM's, PLR's and providing technical advice to the IRS field offices. He also served as an Assistant Branch Chief in the Office of Chief Counsel in which he reviewed corporate tax public guidance projects PLR's and TAM's.
    Coopers & Lybrand LLP
    Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
    Tax Attorney
    Miles & Stockbridge
    Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA 20005
    Tax Lawyer

    Education

    MBA, Business
    New York University's School of Business
    New York, New York, United States
    LLM, Taxation
    New York University School of Law
    New York, New York, United States
    JD, Law Review
    Villanova University School of Law
    Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
    BS, Accounting
    University of Scranton
    Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States

    Professional Certifications

    Certified Public Accountant(CPA)
    Active

    Associations and Societies

    • Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers (FAUST) Committee (Former Chair and Vice Chair)
    • International Aspects of Subchapter C Sub-Committee (FAUST) (Former Chair)
    • AICPA Cross-Border M&A Task Force (Chair)
    • AICPA International Tax Technical Resource Panel (Former Chair and Vice Chairman)
    • AICPA's Tax Advisor (Board of Advisors)
    • Atlas/BNA Bloomberg CITE (Board of Advisors)
    • RIA's Journal of International Taxation (Board of Advisors)
    • RIA's Journal of Corporate Tax (Board of Advisors)

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