ETS Joins National Multi-Family Housing Council’s Political Action Committee

This week Engineered Tax Services (ETS) and Gonzalez Family Office (GFO), continued their joint work with the National Multi Housing Council, (NMHC). Last week ETS participated in the NMHC research forum. NMHC, like ETS, is dedicated to education and training on how Real Estate Investors reach maximum tax efficiency thus increasing wealth through strategies which are important by helping provide needed housing for Americans.

This week ETS continued meeting with NMHC this time at their Washington, D.C. offices. Participating at NMHC meetings included Lisa Costello, Vice-President of Political Affairs and Cindy Vosper Chetti, Vice-President of Government Affairs. These conversations focused on the NMHC and ETS continued work on tax reform.

Julio Gonzalez, Tax Reform Expert, CEO and Founder of Engineered Tax Services and Gonzalez Family Office, updated the NMHC team on his work with various legislative and governmental agencies on much needed technical corrections on the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

NMHC has a high interest in changes needed to correct mistakes hastily written into the law, such as a reconciliation between structural depreciation time frames regarding new construction or new purchases of existing multi-family buildings.

Joining into the tax review discussions from NMHC were Matthew Berger, Vice-President Tax and Dave Borsos, Vice-President Capital Markets. These discussions also focused on the new Opportunity Zones created by the tax bill. While final regulations are pending, the Zones may provide meaningful tax advantages for long-term investing within designated low-income areas.

ETS Shares Goals with NMHC

Joining Mr. Gonzalez in Washington, DC was Jamie Pope, Director of Business Development for ETS. “Our ongoing participation with NMHC in these important tax matters, is a continuation of our shared goals of helping investors harvest tax advantages to increase investments in the housing and jobs markets,” said Mr. Pope.

ETS also joined National Multi-Family Housing Council’s Political Action Committee (PAC) to further help lobby Congress, Senate, and Administration on tax policy concerns associated with real estate investing. There were many VIPs at this event that Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Pope had a chance to listen to and speak with such as:

  1. Congressman Mike Conway, Chairman Agriculture Committee
  2. RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel
  3. Herman Cain (former U.S. Presidential Candidate & Business Executive)
  4. S. Treasurer, Jovita Carranza
  5. (fmr) Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carrol
  6. Star Parker, Founder- C.U.R.E
  7. Jimmy Kemp, Kemp Foundation
  8. Katrina Pierson
  9. Pastor Darrell C. Scott
  10. David Byrd, Sr. Advisor- HUD Secretary Ben Carson
  11. Claude Allen (fmr) White House Domestic Policy Advisor (Bush 43)
  12. Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy
  13. Jim Martin, 60 Plus
  14. Bishop Harry Jackson, High Impact Leadership
  15. Deputy Assistant Secretary, Dr. Andrea Ramirez- US Dept. of Education
  16. Harry Alford, National Black Chamber of Commerce
  17. NRCC
  18. NRSC
  19. RSCL
  20. Phil Bond, (fmr) Under Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  21. Mark Cowan

Issues Mr. Gonzalez is Working on:

  1. Pass through 199A grouping rules
  2. Opportunity Zone regulation
  3. Depreciation methods
  4. Affordable housing tax credits
  5. Technical corrections
  6. Energy Tax Policy
  7. Design Tax Credits
  8. Interest expensing concerns with development

Along with other tax issues impacting Multi-Family Housing.

We are dedicated to working with NMHC to make sure tax and regulation policy continues to be refined and improved under the current administration with the continued focus on growth in the industry,” said Mr. Gonzalez.

For more information on the latest tax updates, please call (800) 236-6519.

Tax Reform Expert Continued Discussions with Congress and Senate

This week, tax reform expert and CEO of Engineered Tax Services, Julio Gonzalez, worked in D.C. – meeting with members of Congress and Senate to discuss tax policy relative to 179D energy tax extender and the need to change tax policy related to R&D tax credits.

Mr. Gonzalez’s meetings included private dinners with U.S. Congressman, Jim Renacci regarding real estate tax policy.

Julio also met with other Tax Policy Leaders:

  • Lisa Costello, Vice President & Cindy Vosper Chetti, Senior Vice President — Political Affairs National Multifamily Housing Council
  • Steve Hall, Vice President, Government Affairs — American Council of Engineering Companies
  • Stan Kolbe, Vice President – Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning
  • Chirag Shah, Vice President-Government Affairs, Jordan Heiliczer, Director, Government Affairs — Asian American Hotel Owners Association, Inc. (AAHOA)
  • Koch Brothers, The Seminar Network Reception — Emily Seidel, CEO of Americans for Prosperity — Policy and Political Landscapes
  • Jose Nino, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Gala Reception
  • Senator Toomey
  • Senator Cardin

“Tax Policy needs significant reform in the areas of 179D and R&D. I’m assisting with coalition building to gather support on the hill in these areas and other related real estate tax policy,” said Mr. Gonzalez.

Julio also visited the White House with the MPAC contingency to hear from the administration on tax policy updates.

And headlined as panelist for the Multi-Family Housing Council’s Political Action Committee (PAC). You can see the list of panelists below.

  • Annette Davis-Jackson, State House-GA
  • Bishop Harry Jackson, High Impact Leadership
  • Claude Allen, Former White House Domestic Policy Advisor (Bush 43)
  • Congressman Ken Buck
  • Congressman Mike Conway, Chairman Agriculture Committee
  • David Byrd, Sr. Advisor- HUD Secretary Ben Carson
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Dr. Andrea Ramirez- US Dept of Education
  • Edith Jorge- National Director Strategic Initiatives RNC
  • Former Lt. Governor Jennifer Carrol
  • Frances Middleton, President- Christian Media
  • Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy
  • Gina Barr- Urban Engagement, RNC
  • Harry Alford- National Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Herman Cain, Former U.S. Presidential Candidate & Business Executive)
  • Honorable. Mark Cowan
  • Honorable. Phil Bond, Former Under Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  • Jim Martin, 60 Plus
  • Jimmy Chue, Trump Asian American Diversity Coalition
  • Jimmy Kemp, Kemp Foundation
  • Juan O’Leary, RNC
  • Julio Gonzalez – Trump Administration Tax Reform Taskforce
  • Kareem Lanier, Urban Revitalization Coalition
  • Katrina Pierson, Senior Advisor at
  • Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
  • Linda Hansen, (fmr) Deputy Campaign Manager Herman Cain
  • Mario Lopez, Hispanic Leadership fund
  • Mark Cowan, (fmr) CIA Case Officer & Legislative Counsel
  • National Republican Congressional Committee
  • Pastor Darrell C. Scott
  • Raynard Jackson, Black Americans For A Better Future
  • Rev. Bill Owens, President Coalition of African American Pastors
  • RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel
  • RSLC Republican State Leadership Committee
  • Senator Fernanda Cabal (Colombia)
  • Star Parker, Founder- C.U.R.E
  • The National Republican Senatorial
  • Thuy Lowe- Fmr Congressional Candidate (FL)
  • U.S. Treasurer, Jovita Carranza

For the latest tax policy updates from Mr. Gonzalez and Engineered Tax Services, continue to follow the blog. You can also call (800) 236-6519.