Thomas D. Bettge
Adjunct Professor of International Tax
The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, Juris Doctor, first in class
The College of William and Mary, B.A., summa cum laude
Thomas Bettge is a member of the Economic & Valuation Services and Tax Controversy & Dispute Resolution groups within KPMG LLP’s Washington National Tax practice, where he specializes in transfer pricing and international tax dispute resolution and planning. He devotes a substantial portion of his practice to representing multinational clients in treaty-based alternative dispute prevention and resolution procedures. In addition to representing clients before the IRS, Thomas has advised clients handling tax audits in numerous foreign jurisdictions such as Canada, Sweden, and New Zealand.
Thomas is a frequent writer on tax topics. He is a co-author of the Warren Gorham & Lamont treatise Transfer Pricing Strategies (available on Westlaw and Checkpoint), as well as an ongoing monthly column in International Tax Review, book chapters, and numerous articles in Tax Notes and Bloomberg publications on topics including:
- BEPS 2.0
- Transfer pricing litigation
- Mutual agreement procedure (MAP) cases
- Advance pricing agreements (APAs)
- IRS enforcement trends
- Dispute prevention programs, such as the International Compliance Assurance Programme (ICAP) and the IRS Compliance Assurance Process (CAP)
- Multilateral controversy
- Covid-19 and tax
- Various other international tax topics
Prior to joining KPMG, Thomas began his career with the tax practice of a leading law firm. Thomas obtained his B.A. from the College of William and Mary, graduating summa cum laude with a double major in English and German Studies, and obtained his J.D. from the University Park campus of the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, where he graduated first in his class.