Victor A. Jaramillo

Victor A. Jaramillo: Attorney with Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
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Victor Jaramillo joined Caplin & Drysdale in 2010 as an Associate in the firm's Washington, D.C., office. He was named Of Counsel to the firm in 2017 and Member in 2018.


Mr. Jaramillo advises multinational corporations, financial institutions, and individual clients on a broad range of tax matters, including tax controversies, risk management and international compliance, and cross-border structuring. He also utilizes his Spanish fluency to advise Spanish-speaking clients.

Mr. Jaramillo's major areas of practice include subpart F, tax treaty issues and competent authority proceedings, FATCA entity classification and compliance, withholding and information reporting, financial products, and individual compliance.

Mr. Jaramillo also advises on the international tax issues of high-net-worth clients with respect to pre-immigration and structuring cross-border investments. He has extensive experience advising both U.S. taxpayers and individuals living abroad with undisclosed foreign assets on U.S. tax compliance issues, especially those with foreign business and trust interests.


During law school, Mr. Jaramillo served as an extern in the Small Business/Self-Employed Division at the IRS's Office of Chief Counsel. Before joining Caplin & Drysdale, he practiced in the tax group of a major international law firm.

Awards & Rankings

The American Lawyer's Global Legal Award, Global Dispute of the Year: Investigations, Swiss Tax Settlements, 2015
Emory University School of Law, Outstanding Tax Student Award

Recent Publications

• Tax Problems Loom in the College Admissions Scandal, with Meghan R. Biss, Alison F. Egan, and Moshe A. Dlott, Caplin & Drysdale Client Alert, March 18, 2019
• When Opportunity Knocks: Qualified Opportunity Zone Proposed Regulations Released, with Jonathan S. Brenner and Arielle M. Borsos, Caplin & Drysdale Client Alert, October 22, 2018
• EXPERT ANALYSIS: U.S. Owners of Foreign Trusts Face Increased IRS Scrutiny, with Arielle M. Borsos, Law360, June 21, 2018
• IRS Adds Foreign Trust Information Reporting to Compliance Campaign Program, with Arielle M. Borsos, Kirsten Burmester, Dianne C. Mehany, and Anne J. O'Brien, Caplin & Drysdale Client Alert, June 1, 2018

(republished in Global Tax Weekly )

• IRS to Revoke Passports for Seriously Delinquent Tax Debts Starting February 2018, with Arielle M. Borsos, Dianne C. Mehany, Zhanna A. Ziering, and Mark D. Allison, Caplin & Drysdale Client Alert, February 12, 2018
• Possible Tax Fallout for Student and Professional Athletes from NCAA-Related Investigations, with Scott D. Michel and Mark D. Allison, Caplin & Drysdale Client Alert, November 9, 2017
• Paradise Papers: U.S. Citizens and Residents Required to Report on Offshore Assets, with Mark D. Allison, J. Clark Armitage, Peter A. Barnes, and Arielle M. Borsos, Caplin & Drysdale Client Alert, November 6, 2017
• U.S. Passports in Jeopardy for Taxpayers Owing the IRS, with Niles A. Elber, Dianne C. Mehany, and Zhanna A. Ziering, Caplin & Drysdale Client Alert, December 9, 2015
• Me, Myself, and My Subsidiary: A Shift in the Intent Standard in Related-Party Hybrid Debt Cases, with Stafford Smiley, Corporate Taxation, September 1, 2013
• Case Updates-Dell Products (Norway) General Electric Capital (Canada) SNF (Australia), with Stafford Smiley, Corporate Taxation, March 1, 2012

Recent Speaking Engagements

•Moderator, Global Trends with Respect to Withholding Taxes, IBA Annual Conference Rome 2018, October 10, 2018
•Panelist, Global Trends in Transparency and Disclosure, American Bar Association, 2018 Fall Tax Meeting, October 5, 2018
•Panelist, Inbound Financing After Tax Reform - What Now?, American Bar Association, 2018 Fall Tax Meeting, October 4, 2018
•Speaker, Narrowing the Gap: Does the New Tax Law Materially Mitigate International Tax Planning Incentives for U.S. MNCs, National Association for Business Economics, 8th Annual NABE Transfer Pricing Symposium, July 18, 2018
•Speaker, U.S. Tax Reform, International Tax Commission of the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants (IMCP), February 14, 2018
•Speaker, Perspectives on U.S. Tax Reform and Its Implications for Companies Established in Mexico, Sustainable Development Secretariat of the State of Queretaro, February 13, 2018
•Panelist, Perspectives on U.S. Tax Reform, COPARMEX Queretaro, February 13, 2018
•Speaker, Exchange of Information Argentina-United States, Torcuato Di Tella University, August 24, 2017
•Speaker, U.S. Tax Obligations of International Clients (English Session), Latino Tax Professionals Association, 2017 National Convention, August 10, 2017
•Speaker, U.S. Tax Obligations of International Clients (Spanish Session), Latino Tax Professionals Association, 2017 National Convention, August 9, 2017
•Panelist, Tax Controversy Roundtable: Where Have All the Good Guys Gone!, 10th Annual U.S. - Latin America Tax Planning Strategies, June 15, 2017
•Panelist, International Information Reporting, 2017 ABA Section of Taxation May Meeting, May 13, 2017
•Speaker, Panel was entirely in Spanish: Alternative Solutions of Disputes in Tax Matters: Arbitration, APAs Transfer, Mutual Agreements and Concluding Agreements, ANEFAC Monterrey Magno Evento Anual, October 28, 2016
•Speaker, Voluntary Disclosure Programs: Recent Developments & How Long Will They Last, University of San Diego School of Law - Procopio International Tax Institute Conference, October 21, 2016
•Speaker, FATCA's Expanding Global Reach: A Concern for Big and Small, ABA Tax Section, January 29, 2016
•Speaker, Cumplimiento Internacional, FBARs, y mas (Presentation in Spanish), Latino Tax Professionals Association, 2015 National Convention, August 5, 2015
•International Compliance, FBARs, and More, Latino Tax Professionals Association, 2015 National Convention, August 4, 2015
•Speaker, The Implications of FATCA in Switzerland, University of Geneva, Tax Law Day, February 2, 2015

Recent News

•MEDIA ADVISORY: Tax Problems Loom in the College Admissions Scandal, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, March 18, 2019
•CBS News Quotes Victor Jaramillo on Writing Off Bitcoin Losses, CBS News MoneyWatch, December 14, 2018
•Bloomberg Quotes Victor Jaramillo on Using Opportunity Zone Funds to Reduce Taxes, Bloomberg, October 19, 2018
•Caplin & Drysdale's Newest Member Victor Jaramillo Serves Tax Controversy Needs of Global Community, Caplin & Drysdale, October 3, 2018
•7 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Contribute to ABA's Annual Section of Taxation Fall Meeting, Caplin & Drysdale, October 2, 2018
•Victor Jaramillo Comments on IRS Penalty Cap with Law360, Law360, July 19, 2018
•Law360 Quotes Victor Jaramillo: FATCA Complexity Leading to Lackluster Results, Law360, July 12, 2018
•Victor Jaramillo Talks to Law360 on Latin American and Foreign Tax Credits, Law360, June 5, 2018
•Niles Elber and Victor Jaramillo Talk to Law360 on Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Ending, Law360, May 14, 2018
•Law360 Quotes Victor Jaramillo on Reporting Bitcoin for FBAR Filings, Law360, February 14, 2018
•MEDIA ADVISORY: Will the IRS Know What Gifts Prince Harry Gives Meghan Markle for Christmas?, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, November 30, 2017
•Caplin & Drysdale Names Victor Jaramillo Of Counsel to the Firm, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, June 12, 2017
The American Lawyer Names Caplin & Drysdale Global Legal Award Recipient for Swiss Tax Investigations, The American Lawyer, July 31, 2015
•Victor Jaramillo Comments on Non-Willful Conduct Under Streamlined OVDP, Bloomberg BNA, November 7, 2014
•Worldwide Tax Daily Quotes Victor Jaramillo: IRS Working with SSA on Offshore Streamlined Filing Requirement, Worldwide Tax Daily, November 7, 2014

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Tax Controversies
  • International Tax
  • Tax Litigation
  • Private Client
  • Business, Investment & Transactional Tax

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(202) 862-8851  Phone
University Attended:
Florida State University, B.S., cum laude, 2004
Law School Attended:
Emory University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2008
Year of First Admission:
2010, District of Columbia; 2009, New York

Professional Activities

•Previously served as Vice-Chair of the ABA Young Lawyers Division


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