Tara Ferris

Principal, Financial Services EY

Tara Ferris is a principal in EY’s Financial Services practice in New York.  Prior to joining EY, Ms. Ferris served as Senior Counsel with the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International).  In this position, Ms. Ferris worked on matters relating to FATCA, non-resident alien withholding and reporting, and international aspects of domestic information reporting.  Ms. Ferris is a principal draftsperson of the FATCA regulations, notices, and forms, chapters 3 and 61 coordination regulations, FFI Agreement, QI Agreement (including the requirements for QDDs under section 871(m)), and WP/WT Agreement as well as a contributing draftsperson to the withholding aspects of the regulation under section 871(m), FATCA Model 1 and Model 2 intergovernmental agreements, and competent authority arrangements.  Ms. Ferris also represented IRS in the negotiation of select intergovernmental agreements.  Ms. Ferris also served as an Advisor on Automatic Exchange of Information at the OECD where she provided advice on creating synergies between the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and FATCA and counseled government delegates on methodologies for ensuring financial institution compliance with CRS.  Ms. Ferris is a contributing draftspersons to the CRS Implementation Handbook and FAQs.  Ms. Ferris served as Attorney-Advisor to the Honorable David Laro of the United States Tax Court.  Ms. Ferris received an LL.M. in Taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center and a J.D. from Chapman University School of Law.