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Rebecca Wilkins served as the Executive Director of the FACT Coalition from January 2015 through January 2016, after spending six years as Senior Counsel for Federal Tax Policy at Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ). Ms. Wilkins passed away February 14, 2016 following a protracted battle with breast cancer.
At CTJ, she focused on all aspects of federal tax policy including corporate, individual, trust and estate, and international taxation. Prior to CTJ, she spent more than 20 years as a practicing CPA specializing in tax. Most recently Rebecca concentrated in individual and financial planning, including trusts and estates, but during her career she worked in almost every field of taxation, with a significant amount of experience in partnership, oil and gas, and employee benefit issues. During 11 years at the international accounting firm of KPMG, Rebecca spent 18 months in D.C. in the Legislative Services division of the National Tax Office, following legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments on tax issues and reporting them to the operating offices.
Rebecca taught continuing professional education courses for many years and was an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program. Rebecca was a frequent speaker at industry and professional meetings and presented at the College for Financial Planning annual meeting. She wrote numerous articles and columns and co-authored the taxation curriculum for the Investment Management Consultants Association. She had a J.D. and a Masters in Taxation from the University of Denver.