About - Staff Member - Jennifer McCloskey
Areas of Expertise:
Senate democrats and tax
Jennifer McCloskey serves as director of government affairs at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). Prior to joining ITI, Jennifer spent seven years in the Senate. Most recently, she served as a senior policy advisor to Finance Committee member Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) handling tax and trade policy. In this capacity, Jennifer served as staff director for the Taxation and IRS Oversight Subcommittee during the 113th Congress.
Jennifer has worked on an array of tax issues, including corporate and international tax reform, patent box proposals and key tax incentives such as the R & D credit. During her time in the Senate, Jennifer successfully championed legislation, including the creation of tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities.
Before entering public service, Jennifer worked in economic development and the non-profit sector in both New York City and Los Angeles.
Jennifer earned her M.S. from The New School and her B.A. from The University of Michigan.
Blog Posts by Jennifer McCloskey
Tech Industry Lays Out Tax Reform Priorities to Congress
(July 18, 2017)
The United States last passed comprehensive tax reform in 1986 before anyone could conceive the transformative impact the digital economy would have on society. Businesses of all sizes are harnessing the ...
Now is the Time to Talk Tech and Tax Reform
(March 09, 2017)
On Monday, ITI is hosting a tax reform conversation and the timing of this event could not be better—tax reform is a hot topic in the nation’s capital. The political alignment of the White House and Congress ...
Colombian Tax Reform: An Essential Step Towards Long Term Economic Strength
(October 06, 2016)
Over the last decade, Colombia has steadily embarked on a path towards becoming one of the leading economies in Latin America. Colombia is in the midst of a remarkable transformation that stands to improve ...
Arguing Against ‘Deeply Troubling’ European Commission Tax Actions, US Implores the Europeans to Return to Multilateral Tax Conversation
(August 25, 2016)
The months long debate between the U.S. government and the European Union (EU) regarding transatlantic tax policy took another turn this week with the Department of the Treasury further clarifying its ...
New Section 385 Rules Could Inject More Dysfunction into a Broken Tax System
(July 07, 2016)
Today, ITI submitted comments to the IRS on the most significant change in tax policy proposed in decades. The rules in question relate to how our member companies track and classify inter-party loans ...