Fabled tax wizards

The NY Times says, “Don’t forget the fabled tax wizards in General Electric’s accounting [tax] department.”  Two of my best friends are among those fabled tax wizards, and they were so capable that when they left government service 20+ years ago to join GE, I decided to buy GE stock – a good investment.

The international tax system was broken then, and it’s broken worse now.  If I thought I could fix it by protesting loopholes and advocating for a solution (I like worldwide unitary or formula pricing), I suppose I would, and I suppose they would, too, deep down.  But corporate interests are too powerful.  If you can’t beat them, join them?  I did, in my own limited way.

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Author: patoglesby

From 1982 to 1990, I worked in tax policy for Committees of the United States Congress. In recent years, I was Adjunct Lecturer at UNC-Chapel Hill's Business School and then Adjunct Professor at its Law School.

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