Tax Advisory Council


The RILA Tax Advisory Council (TAC) is comprised of the senior most tax executives of leading retail companies. This group serves as the strategic counsel for public policy tax issues and provides input to the Public Policy Steering Committee (PPSC) on priorities and objectives for tax-related public policy.  

Working with the RILA Tax Committee, in 2017, the TAC was actively engaged in defeating the border adjustable tax (BAT) that would have been devastating to the retail sector and was instrumental in helping achieve the retail industry’s long-standing goal of significantly reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent.   

The TAC, in coordination with the RILA Tax Committee, continues working on regulatory guidance and technical corrections to the new tax law.      

For more information on the TAC, contact Jennifer Safavian, executive vice president, government affairs, at or Dave Koenig, vice president, tax, at       

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