Howard Wiener recently rejoined KPMG’s Washington National Tax Office as an international tax partner. From 2009 through December 2010, Howard was Vice President of Global Tax Planning at Marriott International. Prior leaving to join Marriott, Howard was a partner in the International Corporate Tax practice in KPMG’s Tysons Corner, Virginia office focusing on complex international corporate tax issues, including international corporate restructuring and tax efficient cross-border finance.
From 1995 to 2000, Howard was an attorney in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel where he focused on international taxation. Among his responsibilities, Mr. Wiener served as an attorney in the office of Advance Pricing Agreements, where he was responsible for negotiating transfer pricing agreements with taxpayers and foreign competent authorities on behalf of the U.S. government. In addition, Howard was responsible for drafting guidance with respect to the taxation of foreign currency, including the Euro regulations, hyperinflationary currency regulations and dual currency contingent debt guidance.
Prior to his tenure at the IRS, Howard was a tax associate at Cole Corette & Abrutyn where he focused on international tax planning and controversy.