Prior to joining McDermott, Joe spent 14 years at the Tax Foundation, directing its state policy and legal programs, and where he most recently served as executive vice president. He has worked with elected officials and stakeholders to achieve major state-level tax changes, advised on the interplay between federal and state tax policy changes, and assisted nonprofits and business groups in studying and developing tax proposals.
A distinguished thought leader in his industry, Joe frequently comments on state tax policy, compliance and controversies in various major news publications. He has testified or presented to officials in 36 states, has testified to Congress six times, and authored multiple amicus curiae briefs on key tax law cases
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