Taxing the Sharing and Freelance Economies
Recorded On: 01/25/2017
Gain a better understanding of the tax obligations in the freelance and sharing economies. The lack of automatic tax withholding from many of the participants in these new economies has given rise to significant compliance issues for the Treasury. Further, the lack of IRS guidance to participants in the sharing economy has increased compliance risk and has also failed to inform market participants of potential tax benefits to which they may be entitled. This topic will discuss the potential tax pitfalls and tax benefits for participants in the sharing and freelance economies.
Travis Greaves, Partner
Travis concentrates his practice on federal and state civil and criminal tax controversies, tax planning, and estate planning. He represents individuals, partnerships, and corporations through all stages of tax investigations and litigation. He also works with individuals and families to efficiently plan for the future, including estate planning and business succession planning.
In addition, Travis is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught criminal and civil tax controversy courses. Prior to co-founding Greaves | Wu, he served as the Tax and Economic Policy Advisor to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, practiced in the tax group of a major international law firm and served as an Attorney Advisor at the United States Tax Court.
Joshua Wu, Partner
Josh helps startup companies, mid-size businesses, and individual clients remain in compliance with U.S. tax laws, and guides clients on appropriate procedures to reduce their tax burdens.
Josh represents clients in an array of tax controversies and tax litigation matters before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. With considerable experience handling multijurisdictional investigations, Josh regularly works with foreign companies, trusts, and advisors to resolve inbound U.S. tax and reporting issues.
In addition, Josh is involved in the D.C. metro area startup community; he works with angel investors and coworking spaces to assist emerging companies to implement business practices and legal structures to facilitate their growth and access to funding. Prior to co-founding Greaves | Wu, he worked for an international law firm, Latham & Watkins LLP, and has been quoted in major news outlets such as The Street, Federal Tax Weekly, and Business News Daily.