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John Anthony Coughlan

John Anthony Coughlan

U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
Tax Counsel
Washington, DC, USA

Tony Coughlan is a graduate of Virginia Tech (double major in Math and History), the University of Virginia School of Law, and of the Georgetown University LLM tax program, with distinction.  He joined the Republican staff of the Senate Finance Committee in January 2009, where he works on corporate, international, and various individual tax issues.  Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah has been the ranking member of the Committee since early 2011.  For the three years prior to joining the Committee staff, Tony was a tax director for Oracle Corporation in California.  And from 1998 to 2006, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, in both the Washington National Tax Service, as well as the Hong Kong office.  From 1996 to 2002, he was an elected member of the Fairfax City Council in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC where he took a lead role in sponsoring real property tax reform so as to reduce the tax on improvements.  He is the author of several articles in the tax field.

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