Matthew Giuliano, Esq. is Assistant General Counsel for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., where he provides legal advice to the Conference and to the staff of and attorneys representing thousands of 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) Catholic organizations nationwide on matters such as federal tax exemption; annual reporting requirements; political activity and lobbying; substantiation, disclosure, and reporting of charitable contributions; unrelated business income tax; entity choice, formation, and governance; grantmaking; income tax withholding, FICA, and SECA for U.S. citizen/resident alien and nonresident alien workers; Affordable Care Act compliance and reporting; retirement and welfare (including fringe) benefit plans; and other tax matters. Mr. Giuliano is also responsible for maintaining the Conference’s group exemption letter covering approximately 50,000 charitable organizations. Prior to joining the Conference, Mr. Giuliano was a manager in the Exempt Organizations division of the Internal Revenue Service, and before that he was in private practice, focusing primarily on tax and estate planning and administration. He frequently speaks and writes on tax and other matters affecting exempt organizations. He received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, and is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Texas.