Kat Lucero

Business Journalist

Washington, D.C.

Kat Lucero


Retroactive Tax Reform Could Complicate IRS Operations

Practitioners: IRS workload, budget, technology, leadership issues. Tax chief: IRS "needs time."
Bloomberg BNA Link to Story

New IRS Commissioner Should Have Tax Law Experience: Advocate

National Taxpayer Advocate prefers the new IRS commissioner to have practiced before the agency.
Bloomberg BNA Link to Story

IRS to Roll Out Passport Denial Program Slowly in 2018

The IRS will do a slow launch of a passport denial program with the State Department in January 2018.
Bloomberg BNA Link to Story

House Panel Aims to Unveil IRS Restructuring Bill

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) said he wants to introduce an IRS revamp bill in April 2018.
Bloomberg BNA Link to Story

Consumer Law Requires Tax Preparers to Protect Against ID Theft

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act applies to financial institutions -- including tax businesses.
Bloomberg BNA Link to Story

Partnership-Owned Easements Safe With Solid Appraisals

Zoning can strengthen property value stated in deals.
Bloomberg BNA Link to Story

Rep. Brady plans to move tax reform legislation in 2017

“Chairman Brady often says that tax reform is something that happens only once in a generation."
The Hill Extra Link to Story

Q&A: Congressman Richard Neal

“The mandate is the glue that puts the rest of the plan together."
The Hill Extra Link to Story

IRS chief struggles with uncertain future under Trump

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has been public about his willingness to work with Trump.
The Hill Link to Story

Companies eyeing banks' help with Treasury’s debt-equity rules

Many companies could face millions of dollars in compliance costs.
The Hill Extra Link to Story

IRS Closures Seen as Harmful to Overseas Taxpayers

The plan is one of many IRS responses to repeated budget cuts.
Tax Notes Today Link to Story

Koskinen Removal Alive in Congress

"Our objections with Mr. Koskinen deal with him personally."
Tax Notes Link to Story


Kat Lucero

Kat Lucero's work as a tax and health care reporter appears in MLex® US Tax Watch (Lexis Advance), Bloomberg Tax (BNA), The Hill and Tax Notes Today (Tax Analysts). Lucero was a staff writer for the Current Newspapers and a follow-the-money reporting fellow for the Sunlight Foundation. She has also freelanced for Eater DC, The Washington Diplomat, The Washington Post Express, and the late-DCist (a Gothamist local news site). And yes, that's her in an early promo material for Cove, a coworking space.



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