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Tim Gillis

Office Managing Partner, Washington DC Metro – Partner, Tax, KPMG US

Washington DC
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Tim Gillis

Office Managing Partner, Washington DC Metro – Partner, Tax

Professional and industry experience

Tim has over 30 years of professional experience as an auditor, lawyer, and tax professional, serving Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in diverse industries. He joined KPMG as a partner in 1998; he is a 2006 graduate of the firm’s C25 leadership development program. He served on the KPMG LLP Board of Directors from 2008 to 2013. Prior to his current role, Tim served as Global Head Indirect Tax Services and Global Head Tax Technology. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches Global Indirect Tax.

Tim began his career as an auditor with Arthur Young & Company, and practiced law for seven years with the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, LLP in Atlanta.

He is active in community and youth sports organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association – Greater Washington Region and of ThanksUSA, an organization that provides scholarships for military children and spouses.

Tim’s numerous publications include:

  • Hellerstein & Gillis, The VAT in the European Union, 127 Tax Notes 461 (April 26, 2010)
  • Gillis & McGahan, If the World is Flat: Does the Foreign Commerce Clause Need a Better Compass?, State and Local Tax Lawyer (2007 Symposium Issue)
  • Gillis, Sixth Circuit Bans Ohio Tax Credit Under the Commerce Clause, Casting a Pall on Incentives, Journal of Taxation, Vol. 101, No. 6 (December 2004), at 359
  • Gillis & Libin, It’s a Small World After All: The Intersection of Tax Jurisdiction at International, National, and Subnational Levels, 38 Ga. L.Rev. 197 (2003)
  • Gillis & Holley, States Apply the Federal Sham Transaction Doctrine to Intangibles Holding Companies, Journal of Taxation, Vol. 98, No. 3 (March 2003), at 173

Education, licenses & certifications

  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center
  • BS, Pensacola Christian College
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
  • Georgia Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Public Accountant in DC and GA

Representative clients

  • Danaher Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • JPMorgan Chase

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