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Danielle Erickson

What’s your role in keeping things running smoothly at TD Ameritrade?

My role in Tax Services is to ensure that our firm is reporting accurate information to our clients and the IRS, withholding and remitting the proper amounts, and making sure our tax and cost basis associates are providing the best client experience possible.

What’s your greatest challenge in fulfilling that role?

We have our own “season”—once a year, the spotlight is on us. We face new changes and demands every year, and research has shown our clients like what we are doing. 

What have you done in the field?

As a farmer’s wife, this “field” question threw me at first! I have dedicated my time since 2008 to learning the ins and outs of taxes as they apply to the markets. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has made a recent splash in our world, and I was fortunate enough to be a significant contributor. Many changes needed to be put in place in order to be in compliance with FATCA, and I helped our team understand the changes, what actions we needed to take, and test the updates to mitigate risk. 

What’s a “Golden Rule” you live by? 

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” —Albert Einstein

When not working you can find me …

Anywhere but home. My kids are very involved in sports and other extracurricular activities, but are still too young to drive. I am also an avid reader; I read primarily on my phone, so if there is ever a dull moment, at least I can get a few pages in.

Tell us something the world doesn’t know about you.

It’s a lifelong goal of mine to rewrite the “Happy Birthday” song. It just seems as though no two people can sing it in the same key at the same time. 

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Danielle Erickson is the Manager, Government Reporting Solution, in Tax Services for TD Ameritrade.
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