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Comply Exchange Welcomes Two New Principal Consultants

Comply Exchange Welcomes Two New Principal Consultants

Comply Exchange is pleased to welcome two new members to the team, both of whom will be based in the U.S. starting on the 1st May 2018.

Our first Principle Consultant is Lani Chou, who has over 13 years’ experience in U.S. federal withholding and information reporting. Her responsibilities include building out the company’s training content and acting as a subject matter expert. Prior to Comply, she worked as a director in the Global Information Reporting Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), focusing on Automatic Exchange of Information Reporting and advising various organisations on withholding and reporting issues. Her client base included global banks, insurance companies, asset managers, private equity funds, and multinational corporations headquartered both inside and outside the United States, and private clients. While a Director at PwC, Lani provided global training for a variety of topics to clients and internal staff, including Form 1099 reporting, Form 1042/1042-S reporting, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI), and State Information Reporting. Lani also spearheaded efforts to centralise the AEoI reporting process within PwC. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences including the Lozcalo Information Reporting and Withholding Conference, SOVOS Networking Series, and the SIFMA Global Tax Symposium. Lani is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (LLM), Suffolk University Law School (JD), and Boston College (BA).

Our second Principle Consultant is Iris Goldman, who has over 28 years’ experience dealing with information reporting and withholding issues. Her responsibilities include building out the company’s training content and acting as a subject matter expert. In her previous roles at Deloitte and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Iris was a national leader for the respective Tax Information Reporting Practices, as well as a leader for their US initiatives in assisting client implement FATCA. In addition to serving clients, she provided national training for a variety of topics for clients including, Form 1099 reporting, FATCA for financial and nonfinancial institutions, Form 1042-S Reporting, IRS Audit Readiness, etc. Her experience also includes information reporting issues for insurance and brokerage products, retirement plans, and state reporting and withholding. Iris has also worked for large financial institutions including brokerage firms, insurance companies, foreign banks, and mortgage companies. In her capacity at these institutions, she was responsible for the oversight of year-end information reporting. She has also assisted clients in the design, development and implementation of Federal and State Withholding and Reporting Systems, including the development of the necessary controls and procedures.

We warmly welcome our new starters to the team.

You can meet the rest of the Comply Exchange team here.

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