TMAC March Meeting - Planning for Tax Reform
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When: Thursday March 15, 2018
Where: United States

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TMAC Monthly Meeting
Thursday March 15, 2018


Planning for Tax Reform

Last year, legislators delivered both challenges and opportunities for individual and business tax clients. With a variety of changes across the tax landscape, almost everyone will be impacted. Our speaker Dan Rahill, Partner at BDO will cover:

  • Deductibility of interest expense
  • Tax rate for pass-through entities
  • Immediate expensing of capital improvements
  • New compensation rules
  • International provisions including repatriation tax rates
  • Individual tax rates and increases in the standard deduction
  • Elimination of numerous deductions and personal exemptions
  • Non-qualified deferred compensation plan changes for executives
  • Estate & gift tax changes

Dan Rahill Tax Partner at BDO USA, LLP

Experience Summary
A leader for more than 30 years, Dan has significant experience advising public, private and middle-market companies on all tax matters. He advises clients on global restructuring; negotiation and transaction management in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; as well as financial modeling and budgeting. His clients have crossed various sectors, including consumer and industrial products, energy, manufacturing, retail distribution, alternative investment funds, professional services and family offices.

Currently, Dan is a Tax Partner in BDO’s Chicago office, serving public and private multinationals, family offices, start-ups and private equity portfolio companies. In this role, he focuses on international tax issues, entity selection, in- and out-bound investments, and personal financial planning. Dan frequently lectures on tax legislative topics to CPA societies, bar associations, financial planning, trade and industry groups, and colleges and universities. He is published and quoted widely in industry and accounting publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, and the Illinois CPA Society’s Insight Magazine.

Prior to joining BDO, he was with KPMG for 27 years, and held numerous leadership roles, including Tax Partner- in-Charge of the Chicago Metro Business Unit and Midwest Leader of the Mid-Market Practice. Dan was also a trustee of the KPMG Foundation and served as the Global Lead Partner on many of KPMG’s high-profile multinational accounts.

Professional Affiliations
Illinois CPA Society (Past Chairman, Board of Directors; Endowment Board of Directors)
American Institute of CPAs (National Governing Board; Tax Management Committee)
Metropolitan Family Services of Chicago (Chairman, Finance Committee)
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce (Tax Policy Council)
Economic Club of Chicago (Chairman, Membership Committee)
Executives Club of Chicago
University of Notre Dame Accounting Advisory Board (2008 Alumni of the Year)
University of Illinois Accounting Advisory Board
Northeastern Illinois College of Business Advisory Board

J.D. and LL.M. DePaul University Law School
B.A. in Accounting, University of Notre Dame

President | Tricia Kelly
Vice President | Cathy McGarry
Treasurer | Mike Madden
Secretary | Kimberly Drennan