Washington, DC, February 07, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI) announced today that Lawrence B. (Larry) Gibbs will be recognized with its 2013 Pillar of Excellence Award. This award is given based on Mr. Gibbs’ extraordinary contributions to the field of tax law and policy. It will be presented at TCPI’s 14th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium held next week February 13-14 in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Gibbs is the fourth recipient of this award, which honors those individuals who consistently go above and beyond what is required of them, proving to be true leaders in their field. TCPI searches for an outstanding tax professional whose performance and activities help further the knowledge and understanding of the tax community at large.
“Larry Gibbs has a long and distinguished career as an outstanding leader in tax law, policy, administration and education,” said Lynda K. Walker, Esq., Executive Director and General Counsel of TCPI. “We are honored to present TCPI’s Pillar of Excellence Award to Larry for his significant and continuing role in shaping tax policy. The generosity of his time and spirit are displayed by the numerous contributions he has made to the tax profession. For all these reasons, he is particularly deserving of this award.”
Qualifications for the Pillar of Excellence Award include playing a key role in tax policy, its impact on the tax business and national economy; participation in knowledge-sharing opportunities; and demonstration of the overall understanding of tax policies among professionals, executives and policymakers.
Mr. Gibbs served as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service from August 1986 to March 1989 and was a recipient of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Alexander Hamilton Award and the Tax Executives Institute's Distinguished Service Award. As Commissioner, he was responsible for administering the U.S. federal tax system, including the audits, collection and criminal investigation functions, as well as representing the Internal Revenue Service before the Administration, U.S. Congress, international tax officials, state tax authorities, the media, and the public.
At Miller & Chevalier, Mr. Gibbs has a general tax practice in which he counsels large corporations and other businesses on how to solve their domestic and international tax problems, including those involving planning, compliance and controversy matters, administrative and legislative matters, and litigation. He holds an LL.B. from the University of Texas Law School (1963) and a B.A. from Yale University (1960).
For more information on the TCPI symposium, please visit www.tcpi.org or call 202.822.8062.
The Tax Council Policy Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)(3) public policy research and educational organization. It was created to help bring about a better understanding of significant tax policies that impact businesses and the economy through careful study, thoughtful evaluation and open discussion. The annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium is one of the programs utilized by TCPI to accomplish its mission.