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Janice A. Mays

Janice A. Mays

PwC

Washington, DC, USA


Janice Mays is a Managing Director in PwC’s Washington National Tax Services (WNTS). Prior to joining PwC, Janice served as Chief Counsel and Chief Tax Counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Janice began her service with the Committee in 1975 as Tax Counsel. From the onset of her Capitol Hill career, she was the first woman to serve in each role she undertook. When she was named Chief Counsel in 1993, she was the first woman named to lead the staff of any major committee in the House. Janice served five Democratic Chairmen/Ranking Members on the Committee in the House that is charged under the Constitution with originating all revenue legislation. During her tenure, she was closely involved with and responsible for much tax legislation, including the Tax Reform Act of 1986. In addition, the second half of her career on the Hill, Janice worked extensively on health reform and international trade legislation.

In 2015, The Atlantic’s Politics and Policy Daily called Janice “one of Capitol Hill’s most powerful behind-the-scenes policymakers – and a pioneer among women staffers in the House.” The Washington Post described her as “the most powerful woman in Congress you’ve never heard of.” Janice was often named among the most influential staff in Congress by many publications including Roll Call, The National Journal, and Politico for her mastery of policy and procedure as well as her access to decision makers.

Upon her departure from Congress, Janice was awarded the prestigious John W. McCormack Award of Excellence by Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in recognition of Janice’s 40 years of dedication and bipartisanship.

In 2014 the Tax Council Policy Institute honored Janice with the Pillar of Excellence Award for “extraordinary dedication and contribution to the field of tax law and policy.” In 2016 Janice received the Tax Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her long service in the tax field. Janice also has received the inaugural Alumni Distinguished Public Service award (2004) from the University Of Georgia School Of Law and the Distinguished Achievement in a Profession Award (1998) from Wesleyan College. Wesleyan also awarded Janice an Honorary Doctor of Law degree (2011). Janice is a founding member of the Tax Coalition (1983). Upon her retirement from Congress, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (a Member of the Committee on Ways and Means) summed it up by saying “Janice is a tax goddess.”

Janice A. Mays is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters PwC Tax Insights: Trump Administration Officials Announce Tax Reform Principles (April 26, 2017) - Basics of International Taxation 2017, Tuesday, July 18, 2017
PwC Tax Insights: The House Republican Blueprint: A Destination-Based Cash-Flow Tax (January 18, 2017) - Basics of International Taxation 2017, Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment International Tax Aspects of Tax Reform - Basics of International Taxation 2017, Thursday, July 20, 2017
International Tax Aspects of Tax Reform - Basics of International Taxation 2017 San Francisco, Thursday, September 21, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio International Tax Aspects of Tax Reform - International Tax Aspects of Tax Reform , Thursday, July 20, 2017
International Tax Aspects of Tax Reform - International Tax Aspects of Tax Reform , Thursday, September 21, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts International Tax Aspects of Tax Reform - International Tax Aspects of Tax Reform , Thursday, July 20, 2017
International Tax Aspects of Tax Reform - International Tax Aspects of Tax Reform , Thursday, September 21, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg International Tax Aspects of Tax Reform - International Tax Aspects of Tax Reform , Thursday, July 20, 2017
International Tax Aspects of Tax Reform - International Tax Aspects of Tax Reform , Thursday, September 21, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Basics of International Taxation 2017, Friday, August 04, 2017, New York, NY
Basics of International Taxation 2017 San Francisco, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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