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Katherine Breaks

Ms. Breaks is a tax managing director in KPMG’s Washington National Tax practice. She joined KPMG in 1998. Katherine works in the Legislative and Regulatory Services (LRS) practice within Washington National Tax. As a member of the LRS practice, she provides advice to clients on federal tax policy developments and represents taxpayers before the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Treasury Department, and the U.S. Congress. She speaks and writes frequently on federal tax legislative and regulatory matters. Publications Katherine has written a number of articles on tax legislation and regulations. •Katherine provided commentary in CCH’s Law, Explanation and Analysis on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 •Katherine authored Comparison of House, Senate Energy Tax Legislation, which was published August 14, 2007 in the Daily Tax Report. •Katherine provided commentary in CCH’s Law, Explanation and Analysis on the Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2005. •Katherine co-authored Practice Considerations in Implementing the Section 199 Regulations, which appeared in the August 2006 edition of the Journal of Taxation. •Katherine co-authored Do the Section 199 Proposed Regulations Clarify or Complicate the Domestic Production Deduction?, which appeared in the January 2006 edition of the Journal of Taxation •Katherine co-authored The Domestic Manufacturing Deduction: Treasury and IRS Fill in the Gaps, which appeared in the April 2005 edition of the Journal of Taxation •She also co-authored, The Tax Man Giveth!, discussing the 2004 tax act, which appeared in the January 2005 edition of Hart Energy Markets. Memberships Katherine is the former chair of the Capital Recovery and Leasing Committee of the ABA Tax Section. She is a member of the Government Relations Committee of the ABA Tax Section, and is a member of Tax Coalition, a Washington-based educational and networking organization for government staffers and private sector practitioners.