Catherine Schultz is Vice President, Tax and Fiscal Policy for the Business Roundtable, where she is responsible for tax and advocacy efforts that promote U.S. economic growth, competitiveness and job creation.
Before joining the Business Roundtable, Catherine was the Vice President for Tax Policy at the National Foreign Trade Council for almost 15 years. She was deeply involved in the OECD work on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project, and the work on the taxation of the digital economy. She is a U.S. representative to the OECD on the WP9 Technical Advisory Group on the taxation of cross-border services under the VAT. She was also involved in EU and UN tax committee issues that would directly affect the competitiveness of U.S. companies, including the taxation of digital services, withholding taxes based on companies’ gross receipts, and leading the opposition to the public release of country-by-country reporting information. Schultz was responsible for working with the U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS on regulatory and tax treaty issues.
Prior to joining the National Foreign Trade Council, Schultz was a principle at Capitol Strategies Group where she represented clients on a variety of tax issues including FSC/ETI issues and the JOBS Act passed by Congress in 2004.
Earlier in her career, Catherine was a Tax Director at WorldCom and was the lead federal tax advocate for the company’s priorities including the extension of the R&D tax credit, income sourcing rules and tax reform. Schultz also was an advocate for state tax changes that would benefit the telecommunications industry. Schultz was also part of the Tax Policy team at the law firm of Miller & Chevalier for 11 years, including work on the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
Schultz is a member of the faculty of the PLI Basics of International Taxation, is a mentor in the Political Science Department at the Pennsylvania State University and is an active member and past Chair of the Tax Coalition.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Catherine earned her bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University, studied economics at the University of Exeter, England, and attended graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania.
Catherine lives in Virginia, is married and has two children.