June 14, 2016 (Philadelphia, PA) – Dilworth Paxson LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew I. Whitehorn has been named Chair of the Internal Revenue Service’s Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). Matt was first appointed to ACT in 2014.
ACT members, which include external stakeholders and representatives who deal with employee plans, exempt organizations, tax-exempt bonds, and federal, state, local and Indian tribal governments, are selected by the Commissioner of the IRS and then appointed by the U.S. Department of Treasury. The members of ACT serve a three-year term and provide observations about current or proposed IRS administration issues, policies, programs, and procedures and suggest improvements through a yearly final report.
Matt is a Partner in Dilworth’s Tax Group, Chair of its Employee Benefits Group, and Chair of its Pro Bono Committee. Matt works with clients on a broad range of benefits issues and has spent 25 years focusing his practice on ERISA. In addition to ERISA and retirement plan fiduciary requirements, Matt regularly addresses benefits issues such as: Affordable Care Act compliance; governmental and tax-exempt employer pension and 457(b) plans; employee benefits in bankruptcy; compliance reviews of qualified retirement plans; and non-qualified deferred compensation plans and compliance with Code Section 409A requirements.