Michael Plowgian rejoins KPMG as tax principal

19 April 2024 Consulting.us 1 min. read
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Michael Plowgian has rejoined KPMG as a principal in the Washington national tax practice, leader for international tax policy in the Americas, and member of the global policy leadership team.

Plowgian is an international tax policy expert with more than 20 years of experience in consulting, government, and law.

He rejoins KPMG from the US treasury department, where he spent two years and was deputy assistant secretary for international tax affairs. Plowgian also served as top US negotiator at the OECD, where he worked on advancing the two-pillar tax reform plan – which reallocates taxing rights for the largest multinationals and institutes a global minimum tax.

Plowgian focused on developing guidance for implementing global anti-based erosion rules under pillar two.

Michael Plowgian rejoins KPMG as tax principal

Before that, he spent eight years at KPMG's Washington national tax practice, latterly as a principal. Earlier in his career, he spent another four years at the treasury department as an attorney-advisor.

Plowgian began his career as an associate at law firm King & Spalding.

He has a JD from Harvard University, an MA in law and diplomacy from Tufts University, and a BA from Denison University.

"The new international tax landscape is extraordinarily complex, with far-reaching impacts on companies' tax positions, compliance, operations and more," said Danielle Rolfes, partner-in-charge of Washington national tax, KPMG US. "Michael's return comes at an ideal time as our clients urgently need to assess their readiness and strategically plan for the ripple effects."

Though the US has yet to adopt the OECD deal, American multinationals will need to comply with the 15% global minimum tax in countries implementing pillar two as of January 1, 2024.