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Itai Grinberg

Professor of Law

B.A., Amherst College; J.D., Yale

Areas of Expertise:

Taxation

Professor Itai Grinberg's research interests center on cross-border taxation, taxation and development, and U.S. tax policy. Professor Grinberg joined the faculty from the Office of...

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Professor Itai Grinberg's research interests center on cross-border taxation, taxation and development, and U.S. tax policy. Professor Grinberg joined the faculty from the Office of International Tax Counsel at the Department of the Treasury. At Treasury, he represented the United States on tax matters in multilateral settings, negotiated tax treaties with foreign sovereigns, had responsibility for a wide-ranging group of cross-border tax regulations, and was involved in international tax legislative developments. Prior to joining Treasury, he practiced tax law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he focused on a wide range of international tax controversy and planning matters. In 2005, Professor Grinberg served as Counsel to the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform, where he advised a bipartisan presidential commission that made sweeping proposals to restructure the U.S. tax code.

Professor Grinberg earned his B.A. from Amherst College and his J.D. from Yale Law School. Prior to law school, he worked as a development consultant in Central America and helped establish a consulting firm focused on creating greater prosperity in developing countries through good business strategy.  He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Recent Scholarship

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Itai Grinberg, The House GOP Blueprint Can Be Drafted to Comply with WTO Rules, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Itai Grinberg, A Constructive U.S. Counter to EU State Aid Cases, Tax Notes Int'l, Jan. 11, 2016, at 167-170.    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Itai Grinberg, The New International Tax Diplomacy, 104 Geo. L.J. 1137-1196 (2016).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Itai Grinberg, Building Institutions for a Globalized World: Automatic Information Exchange, in Global Tax Fairness 14-30 (Thomas Pogge & Krishen Mehta eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2016).    [BOOK]
  • Itai Grinberg, Does FATCA Teach Broader Lessons About International Tax Multilateralism?, in Global Tax Governance: What is Wrong with It and How to Fix It 157-174 (Peter Dietsch & Thomas Rixen eds., Colchester, U.K.: ECPR Press 2016).    [BOOK]
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All Scholarship 2003 - Present

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Itai Grinberg, The House GOP Blueprint Can Be Drafted to Comply with WTO Rules, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Itai Grinberg, Breaking BEPS: The New International Tax Diplomacy, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Itai Grinberg, A Constructive U.S. Counter to EU State Aid Cases, Tax Notes Int'l, Jan. 11, 2016, at 167-170.    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Itai Grinberg, The New International Tax Diplomacy, 104 Geo. L.J. 1137-1196 (2016).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Itai Grinberg, Allison Christians, Michael Lennard, Diane Ring, Adam Rosenzweig, Leila Sadat & Lee Sheppard, Panel, Conceptualizing a New Institutional Framework for International Taxation: April 1, 2013, 44 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 7-38 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Itai Grinberg, Taxing Capital Income in Emerging Countries: Will FATCA Open the Door?, 5 World Tax J. 325-367 (2013).    [SSRN]
  • Itai Grinberg, Anonymous Withholding Agreements and FATCA's Future, 137 Tax Notes 413-416 (2012).   
  • Itai Grinberg, The Battle Over Taxing Offshore Accounts, 60 UCLA L. Rev. 304-383 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Itai Grinberg, Where Credit Is Due: Advantages of the Credit-Invoice Method for a Partial Replacement VAT, 63 Tax L. Rev. 309-358 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Itai Grinberg, Implementing a Progressive Consumption Tax: Advantages of Adopting the VAT Credit-Method System, 59 Nat'l Tax J. 929-954 (2006).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Itai Grinberg & Michael J. Graetz, Taxing International Portfolio Income, 56 Tax L. Rev. 537-586 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Itai Grinberg, Building Institutions for a Globalized World: Automatic Information Exchange, in Global Tax Fairness 14-30 (Thomas Pogge & Krishen Mehta eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2016).    [BOOK]
  • Itai Grinberg, Does FATCA Teach Broader Lessons About International Tax Multilateralism?, in Global Tax Governance: What is Wrong with It and How to Fix It 157-174 (Peter Dietsch & Thomas Rixen eds., Colchester, U.K.: ECPR Press 2016).    [BOOK]

Congressional Testimony

  • Global Tax Environment in 2016 and Implications for International Tax Reform: Hearing Before the H. Comm. on Ways & Means, 114th Cong., Feb. 24, 2016 (Statement of Itai Grinberg) (CIS-No.: Pending).    [WWW]
  • Anonymous Withholding Agreements and the Future of International Cooperation in Taxing Foreign Financial Accounts: Hearing Before the Finance Comm. of the German Bundestag, 17th Bundestag, Sept. 24, 2012 (Statement of Itai Grinberg) .    [Gtown Law] [WWW]
Recent scholarship

In the News

"A Risky Mix: Cutting Taxes for the Rich and Aid for the Poor," coverage in The New York Times, July 12, 2017 quoting Professor Itai Grinberg.

"Trump Budget Plan Offers No Clarity, and So Far No ‘Magic Unicorn’," coverage in The New York Times, May 25, 2017, featuring Professor Itai Grinberg.

"A Proposed New Tax, Mainly On Latinos, To Pay For Trump's Border Wall," coverage on NPR, May 25, 2017, featuring Professor Itai Grinberg.

"Professor Offers Solutions to Border Tax’s WTO Problems," coverage by Tax Analysts, May 22, 2017, featuring Professor Itai Grinberg. 

"Trump Outline Does Little to Advance Tax Reform, Panelists Say," coverage by Tax Notes Today, May 2, 2017, quoting Professor Itai Grinberg,  who joined a panel discussion of tax policy experts sponsored by Tax Analysts and Georgetown University Law Center. 

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"A Risky Mix: Cutting Taxes for the Rich and Aid for the Poor," coverage in The New York Times, July 12, 2017 quoting Professor Itai Grinberg.

"Trump Budget Plan Offers No Clarity, and So Far No ‘Magic Unicorn’," coverage in The New York Times, May 25, 2017, featuring Professor Itai Grinberg.

"A Proposed New Tax, Mainly On Latinos, To Pay For Trump's Border Wall," coverage on NPR, May 25, 2017, featuring Professor Itai Grinberg.

"Professor Offers Solutions to Border Tax’s WTO Problems," coverage by Tax Analysts, May 22, 2017, featuring Professor Itai Grinberg. 

"Trump Outline Does Little to Advance Tax Reform, Panelists Say," coverage by Tax Notes Today, May 2, 2017, quoting Professor Itai Grinberg,  who joined a panel discussion of tax policy experts sponsored by Tax Analysts and Georgetown University Law Center. 

"Will High Taxes Force the Rich to Leave America?" coverage by the Amercian Conservative, April 29, 2017, quoting Professor Itai Grinberg

"Trump Reversals Hint at Wall Street Wing’s Sway in White House," coverage by The New York Times, April 12, 2017, quoting Professor Itai Grinberg

"Policy Shifts Hint at Who Has White House Sway," coverage in The New York Times, April 12, 2017, quoting Professor Itai Grinberg.

"News Analysis: What is a Reciprocal Tax?" in Tax Notes Weekly, March 6, 2017, quoting Professor Itai Grinberg. 

“Washington will not let Brussels have the last word on Apple”, coverage in The Financial Times, September 1, 2016, featuring Professor Itai Grinberg.

"U.S. tax code may allow dramatic retaliation in EU Apple case," reported in Fortune, August 31, 2016, quoting Professor Itai Grinberg.

"US steps up pressure on EU ahead of Apple’s Irish tax ruling," coverage by The Irish Times (Dublin, Ire.), August 26, 2016, quoting Professor Itai Grinberg.

"Would President Trump Use An Obscure Tax Law To Blow Up Europe?," coverage by Forbes, June 1, 2016, mentioning Professor Itai Grinberg.

BRADY: International Tax Reform = More U.S. Jobs, Growth & Opportunity,” coverage in Texas Insider, February 29, 2016, quoting Professor Itai Grinberg.

"Lawmakers Warned Of Harms Of EU Tax Investigations, BEPS," coverage in Law 360, February 24, 2016, featuring Professor Itai Grinberg.

"Senators Ask White House to Consider Retaliatory Tax Measure on EU," Wall Street Journal, January 15, 2016, quoting Professor Itai Grinberg

"Corporate tax: The $240bn black hole," coverage in Financial Times, November 24, 2015, quoting Professor Itai Grinberg

A New Era of Tax-Data Sharing for the IRS,” coverage in The Wall Street Journal, October 30, 2015, quoting Associate Professor Itai Grinberg.

"Expats Left Frustrated as Banks Cut Services Abroad," coverage in The Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2014, quoting Professor Itai Grinberg.

"It is getting harder to hide money from Uncle Sam offshore," coverage in The Washington Post, May 22, 2014, quoting Associate Professor Itai Grinberg.

"Treasury delays offshore tax-dodge law by 6 months," coverage by Reuters, July 12, 2013, featuring Professor Itai Grinberg.

"David Cameron Talking Tough on Tax as G8 Nears - but What Can He Deliver?," coverage in The Guardian (UK), June 4, 2013, featuring Professor Itai Grinberg

"FATCA Is Far from a Done Deal," coverage in the American Banker, April 1, 2013, featuring Professor Itai Grinberg.

"Foreigners' Accounts in U.S. Banks Eyed in Tax Crackdown," coverage by Reuters, February 4, 2013, featuring Professor Itai Grinberg.

Professor Itai Grinberg testified before the Finance Committee of the German Bundestag regarding an agreement between Switzerland and Germany that would allow for anonymous tax withholding, September 24, 2012.

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