Tim Schram is a managing director and one of the leaders of Grant Thornton’s Credit and Incentive practice. Tim has over twenty years of experience negotiating for state and local incentive packages on behalf of clients. Tim has successfully assisted clients by securing millions of dollars in incentives through programs such as: sales tax sharing agreements, cash grants, property tax abatements, utility rate reductions and refundable income tax credits. Tim has worked with clients representing a number of industry sectors and is one of Grant Thornton’s national leaders for the Food & Beverage industry group.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Tim was a supervisor in KPMG’s state and local tax practice focusing on credits and incentives. Tim also has industry experience as a state tax manager for a high tech company in the Chicago-land area.
Tim is a member of IAMC, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Professionals in Taxation. Tim is a recognized leader in the area of state and local incentives. As such, he is a regular speaker and contributor to articles for organizations such as TEI, ITP, Chicago Tax Club and CCH. Tim is also an Editorial Advisory Board Member representing credits and incentives for the Journal of State Taxation.
Tim earned his Bachelor of Science in finance from Indiana University.