Overview of the Federal Tax System
Learning objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Understand key provisions tied to:

–Individual income tax

–Corporate income tax

–Estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes

–Social insurance taxes

–Major excise taxes


Tara Fisher headshot

Instructor bio

Tara Fisher has been practicing international tax for more than 20 years. Her professional background includes working for the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation, the national tax practice of PwC and American University in Washington D.C. During her time with Congress, Tara worked on the Senate Finance Committee's investigation of Enron Corporation and helped draft tax policies that were later adopted as part of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. She also assisted the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with the ratification of bilateral income tax treaties, including conventions with the United Kingdom, Japan and Australia. While working for PwC, Tara was stationed abroad in London, where she advised European companies investing in the United States. Tara is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia. She also holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of Virginia.

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