David Auclair is National Managing Principal of the Washington National Tax Office. He consults with clients on a wide range of accounting method issues, including income recognition, deduction timing, capitalization of expenditures, and other specialized methods of tax accounting. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Auclair was a senior reviewer at the IRS National Office. In this capacity, he routinely provided advice to IRS personnel in both the local and national offices. He participated significantly in a number of IRS guidance projects, including the drafting of revenue rulings, revenue procedures and regulations. Auclair also has extensive experience in filing accounting method changes with the IRS.
Before coming to Grant Thornton, Auclair was a member of Arthur Andersen’s national tax office. Auclair has authored articles in major tax publications on accounting method issues. He has also presented at TEI, ABA and AICPA meetings and conferences.
Professional qualifications and memberships
AICPA, Accounting Methods Technical Resource Panel, Past Chair
ABA, Tax Accounting Committee, Vice Chair
LLM, Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center
JD, University of Maine School of Law
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