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Andy Phillips, The Tax Institute

Andy Phillips, JD, LLM, is director of agency and industry relations and virtual tax services at The Tax Institute at H&R Block. The Tax Institute (TTI) – made up of highly qualified tax experts, including tax attorneys, CPAs and enrolled agents – studies the changing tax laws so H&R Block can support its network of 70,000 tax professionals, DIY and professional tax preparation products, and millions of clients.

In his 10 years at H&R Block, Phillips spent several years leading tax research operations, which included leading teams responsible for serving all of H&R Block’s retail tax professionals and DIY clients with their tax research needs. In December 2018, Phillips assumed a newly created role focused upon enhancing H&R Block’s regulatory engagement efforts, with special focus on cybersecurity and modernization of the tax ecosystem.

Phillips has a Bachelor of Science (Political Science) degree from Avila University and his Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

Phillips has appeared in the Associated Press, CNBC, New York Times, Detroit Free Press and in countless broadcast outlets, including Cheddar TV.

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