Evan Liddiard

Evan Liddiard
Urban Swirski & Associates

Evan Liddiard joined Urban Swirski & Associates, a Washington D.C. tax advocacy firm, after serving for more than 20 years as the Senior Tax Policy Advisor to Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee. Mr. Liddiard was Senator Hatch’s lead advisor on tax policy issues, as well as issues relating to the budget, financial services, and Social Security.

Evan previously served as Senator Hatch’s Legislative Director, coordinating and directing the Senator’s legislative efforts in all areas. In the middle of his Senate career, he took a 3-year hiatus from Capitol Hill to be a Partner at the Legislative Tax Practice of KPMG’s National Tax Office in Washington.

Before coming to Washington in 1987, Evan was a Tax Manager in the Salt Lake City and Washington National Tax offices of Deloitte, where he worked on a variety of corporate and small business tax issues, as well as on individual and estate tax matters.

Mr. Liddiard received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Utah in 1982 (magna cum laude). Later, while working in the Senate, he completed a Master’s Degree in Legislative Affairs from The George Washington University and then a Master’s Degree in Taxation from American University. Evan received his Certified Public Accounting license in 1983, earning national and state recognition for his high scores on the examination. He currently teaches the Tax Policy class in the business graduate tax program at American University in Washington. Evan is a native of Tooele, Utah, and has five sons, ranging in age from 35 to 2.

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July 19, 2012

The U.S. needs to retain the R&D tax credit for innovation-based global competitiveness.