Deborah A. Phillips, MST, CPA, is the Technical Executive Assistant in the Pre-Filing Technical Guidance area of the LMSB Division of the Internal Revenue Service.Ms. Phillips began her career with the IRS more than 27 years ago and has extensive accounting and taxation knowledge of individual, corporate, and partnership federal tax returns. She was a Territory Manager in the Retail, Food and Pharmaceuticals Industry, a Team Manager in the Heavy Manufacturing Industry and the IRC Section 263A Technical Advisor. She taught graduate and undergraduate courses in accounting and taxation as an adjunct faculty member at Delaware State University, Wilmington College, and Goldey-Beacom College. She has been a seminar presenter for over 15 years as well as a respected instructor within the IRS.Ms. Phillips earned her master’s degree in taxation from Widener University.