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Mark E. Erwin

Internal Revenue Service
Branch Chief, Branch 5
Office of the Chief Counsel (International)
Washington, DC, USA


Mark Erwin is the Branch Chief in Branch 5 of the IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International). He specializes in the taxation of foreign financial institutions, foreign currency transactions, and cross-border financial products. He has supervised the drafting and publication of regulations and other IRS guidance under sections 871(m), 882, 987, 988, and 1297. He has also participated in the OECD’s Working Party 11 on BEPS Action Item 4 involving interest deductions and other financial payments. Mr. Erwin joined IRS Chief Counsel as an attorney in 2006. He became the Senior Technical Reviewer of INTL Branch 5 in 2009 and Branch Chief in 2012. Prior to joining Chief Counsel, Mr. Erwin spent several years practicing tax law at firms in Washington D.C., including Skadden and Latham & Watkins. Mr. Erwin has a J.D. from New York University (2002), a Ph.D. in English literature from Princeton University (1998) and a B.A. from Trinity University (1992).
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