- J.D.University of Wisconsin Law School2002
- B.A.George Washington University1999
Jorge Castro has more than 15 years of experience practicing tax law, including a decade of high-level government experience working on domestic and international tax issues at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Congress. He is well-respected across the political spectrum both domestically and internationally, earning high praise for his intellect, collegiality, effectiveness, and collaborative approach. His practice focuses on tax policy, regulatory, and compliance matters. He also has extensive experience working closely with foreign governments from all regions on a variety of global tax and economic issues, particularly at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Mr. Castro served as Counselor to the IRS Commissioner from 2010 to 2013. In that role, he served as a senior advisor to the Commissioner and collaborated with the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) on a variety of priority guidance projects, including the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). He advised the Commissioner on tax reform initiatives and legislative proposals and worked closely with senior IRS and Treasury officials to advance the agency's domestic and international objectives.
From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Castro served as Senior Counsel and Lead Economic Policy Advisor to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee. He was lead counsel and provided policy and technical analysis to Senator Rockefeller during the consideration and negotiation of significant economic legislation in the 110th and 111th Congress, including the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (TARP legislation), the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act. Mr. Castro advised Senator Rockefeller during the Finance Committee mark-up and floor consideration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, and played a key role negotiating the revenue provisions in those pieces of legislation.
From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Castro served as Tax and Trade Counsel to the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. He advised Congresswoman Tubbs Jones on tax, international trade, pensions, and retirement security issues.
In 2008, Mr. Castro served on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, Economic and International Agency Review Working Group.
In 2010, Tax Notes magazine profiled Mr. Castro as one of the top "Congressional Staffers Shaping Tax Policy."
- Counselor to the IRS Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, 2010 - 2013
- Member, Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, Economic and International Agency Review Working Group, 2008 - 2009
- Senior Counsel and Lead Economic Policy Advisor, Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senior Member of the Senate Finance Committee, 2007 - 2010
- Tax and Trade Counsel, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Senior Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, 2004 - 2007
- Legal 500: Government: Government Relations, 2019 - 2020
- Tax Notes, "Congressional Staffers Shaping Tax Policy," 2010
- Adjunct Professor, Catholic University Columbus School of Law
- Former Member, Board of Directors, Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia
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Jorge Castro and Loren Ponds will present the Tax Executives Institute – Detroit Chapter Webinar, "Tax Legislative Update and Technical Analysis of Presidential Candidates' Tax Policy Priorities,"
Jorge Castro and Loren Ponds will host, "An Insider's Perspective on Vice President Biden's Tax Proposals – An Exclusive Discussion with Dr. Jared Bernstein," on September 15, 2020.
Former congressional tax counsel and Counselor to the IRS Commissioner Jorge Castro was quoted regarding the possibility of a future coronavirus relief package.
Kevin L. Kenworthy and Jorge Castro will host, "A Conversation with Nikole Flax, Deputy Commissioner of the IRS Large Business & International Division," on August 18, 2020.
Jorge Castro, a former Congressional tax counsel and Counselor to the IRS Commissioner, was quoted regarding Senator Kamala Harris's tax policies now that she has been selected as running mate to p
In September, the U.S. House of Representatives (House) passed H.R.
What was shaping up to be another year of tax gridlock in Washington has, like seemingly everything else, been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Almost 18 months after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), tax executives remain undecided about the law's impact on U.S.