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Understanding the 2017 Tax Reform Bill

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Asia Nine, 915 E Street NW, Washington DC 20004


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Understanding the 2017 Tax Reform Bill

The tax bill that passed last year on an expedited schedule is beginning to have an impact on individuals and businesses. Please join SABA-DC for an overview of the process and a brief discussion of the major components of the legislation, including current state of play. Our speakers will provide perspectives from both the Hill and private sector stakeholders.

Date: April 24th
Time: 7 pm
Location: Asia Nine, 915 E Street NW, Washington DC 20004
Cost: $25 for SABA-DC members; $30 for non-members (price includes tax and tip)
Includes: Appetizers, Entree, Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Our speakers:

Aruna Kalyanam
Democratic Tax Counsel and Democratic Staff Director,
Subcommittee on Tax Policy
House Committee on Ways and Means
Richard E. Neal, Ranking Member (D-Massachusetts)

Aruna Kalyanam has been on staff with the House Committee on Ways and Means since 2001.  Her work is focused primarily on Federal tax policy and revenue issues related the Federal budget.  Ms. Kalyanam’s areas of expertise include tax policy related to both individual income taxation and business taxation, with specific work in the areas of health care, economic development, energy, and infrastructure.  

She has worked on a number of important pieces of legislation during her time with the Committee, including the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (2015), the American Taxpayer Relief Act (2012) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2009).  Ms. Kalyanam has also worked for Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Member Xavier Becerra.  Prior to joining the Committee, Ms. Kalyanam started working on Capitol Hill in the office of Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY).  

Ms. Kalyanam is a graduate of the Washington College of Law at American University and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis. In her free time, you can find Ms. Kalyanam adding stamps to her passport and going on culinary adventures in the greater DMV (D.C.-Maryland-Virginia) area. 

Naveen Parmar
Director of Government Relations 
Nationwide Insurance  

Naveen is currently a Director of Government Relations with Nationwide Insurance handling tax, retirement, and employee benefits issues for the company. Prior to joining Nationwide, he worked on Capitol Hill for six and half years most recently for Senator Klobuchar (D-MN) advising her on tax, banking, insurance, finance, small business, and budget issues. Mr. Parmar also worked for Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), as his Ways and Means Counsel handling tax and financial services issues for the Congressman. Mr. Parmar began his career on Capitol Hill as the House Committee on Small Business’ Tax Counsel. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Mr. Parmar worked for the Bureau of National Affairs Tax Management and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. Mr. Parmar received his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University, his law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana and his L.L.M in taxation from the Georgetown University School of Law. 


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