2021 CalTax Foundation Webinar Series

Tuesday, December 15 2020 10:00 AM - Tuesday, December 14 2021 11:05 AM [PST]

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August 24 - How to Navigate the Appellate Process at the OTA PARTIAL APPROVAL - $12.00

Registration closes on 08/24/2021

Join us for a discussion with Carley Roberts (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP) and Tim Gustafson (Eversheds Sutherland) as they discuss their experiences working with the Office of Tax Appeals since its creation in 2017 and provide insight into the administrative appeals process.

September 21 - Unemployment Insurance & Impact on Employment Taxes PARTIAL APPROVAL - $12.00

Registration closes on 09/21/2021

Speakers, including Stephanie Pfister (EY) and Gina Rodriquez (KPMG), will discuss the current financial status of California’s unemployment fund, the impact of the pandemic on the fund, and the potential tax implications for employers based on California’s federal unemployment insurance loan.

October 19 - Issues & Problems Taxpayers May Encounter with Prop. 19 PARTIAL APPROVAL - $12.00

Registration closes on 10/19/2021

Speakers will discuss the recent changes to the property tax laws due to Proposition 19 and identify areas or issues that they are seeing because of the November 2020 ballot measure.

November 9 - California Audit Trends PARTIAL APPROVAL - $12.00

Registration closes on 11/09/2021

Speakers will discuss recent trends that they are noticing in California tax enforcement based on their experiences dealing with California’s tax agencies.

December 14 - 2021 Wrap-Up: New Legislation Going into Effect January 1, 2022 PARTIAL APPROVAL - $12.00

Registration closes on 12/13/2021

Speakers will provide an update on tax legislation enacted during the past year, bringing awareness to new tax laws that will be taking effect in the coming year.

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Tuesday, December 15 2020 10:00 AM - Tuesday, December 14 2021 11:05 AM [PST]

Join the California Tax Foundation for its 2021 webinar series. Each month attendees will hear from leading State and Local Tax experts in California on timely and engaging topics, including: San Francisco's gross receipts tax, technology transfer agreements, and new tax laws. We will also be joined by special guest speakers from California's tax agencies. Meeting attendees may receive MCLE/CPE credit. An application requesting MCLE credit for this activity is pending for approval by the State Bar of California. If approved, each webinar will provide one credit hour for California MCLE and/or CPE.

Established in 1980 by the California Taxpayers Association, the CalTax Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting sound tax policy and government efficiency through education and research. For more information about the foundation, visit www.caltaxfoundation.org.

 

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For questions, logistics, or additional details, please contact Lexey Chandler at 916-930-3104 or lexey@caltax.org.

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Yvette Stowers
Deputy State Controller of Taxation
State Controller's Office

Yvette Stowers was appointed California Deputy Controller of Taxation in January 2015. She began her tax career as an auditor for the Franchise Tax Board. At the FTB, she held various leadership roles in supervision, management and audit program development. She later joined a public accounting firm, where she helped develop a tax controversy practice, and resolved tax disputes involving unitary business issues, business credits and residency. In 2008, Stowers accepted a tax consulting position with Betty Yee, then a BOE member. Stowers holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from San Jose State University, and a master’s degree in taxation from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

https://www.sco.ca.gov/

About Yvette Stowers

Deputy State Controller of Taxation
State Controller's Office
Stephanie Pfister
Senior Tax Manager
EY

About Stephanie Pfister

Senior Tax Manager
EY
Carley Roberts
Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Carley Roberts advises Fortune 100 and industry-leading companies on all aspects of state and local tax matters. Her clients comprise a variety of industries, including energy, technology, telecommunications, media, retail and manufacturing. Carley’s practice consists of administrative and judicial litigation, state and local tax planning, and transactional work involving all U.S. state and local jurisdictions, where she has litigated numerous precedent-setting matters. These matters impact critical questions on apportionment, combination, exemptions and credits, nexus and constitutional violations involving income, sales and use, and property tax and all areas of local taxation. Particularly recognized for her leadership in California, Carley has successfully represented hundreds of matters before California’s tax agencies, administrative tribunals and courts. Carley has been the recipient of numerous awards and is regularly featured in the legal profession’s “best of” and “who’s who” lists. In addition to being named as one of the 2016 Top 10 Outstanding Women in Tax for having a significant impact on tax practice and tax policy and 2014 Tax MVP of the Year for having the biggest wins and making the most significant contributions to the state and local tax (SALT) community, she was also recognized as a key influencer in SALT and was featured in the State Tax Today “State Tax Spotlight.” Carley is past Chair of the Taxation Section of the California State Bar. She is known for resurrecting the California Tax Policy Conference – the leading conference on developments in the bellwether state for state tax policy. In addition to being a sought-after speaker, Carley contributes to publications such as Tax Analysts’ State Tax Notes and BNA’s Tax Management Weekly State Tax Report.

About Carley Roberts

Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Tim Gustafson
Partner
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Tim Gustafson counsels clients on all aspects of state and local tax controversy, including audits, administrative appeals and litigation. With a particular focus on California and other Western states, Tim is extensively experienced on issues and matters before the California Franchise Tax Board, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, the California Office of Tax Appeals, the Oregon Tax Court, the Utah State Tax Commission, and other courts and administrative bodies. Tim routinely advises retailers and manufacturers, telecommunications companies, technology service providers, and financial institutions on income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, and key related issues including apportionment, nexus, business and nonbusiness income, penalties, deductions and credits. Tim currently serves as Partner in Charge of the Eversheds Sutherland Sacramento office. His past experience includes serving as a Captain in the US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps at the Netherlands Law Center for three years.

About Tim Gustafson

Partner
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Brenda Fleming
Executive Director
State Board of Equalization

About Brenda Fleming

Executive Director
State Board of Equalization
Kathy Freeman
Managing Director
Deloitte

Kathy is widely recognized expert in California franchise and income tax matters. She has extensive experience in California franchise tax issues affecting a broad range of industries, and is a Jurisdictional Tax Lead specializing on California tax issues for Deloitte's largest clients throughout the country. Her clients include major companies in the financial, telecommunications, technology, service, defense, construction, health care, retail and manufacturing industries. Before coming to Deloitte, she spent 23 years with the California Franchise Tax Board, where she was a Settlement Officer for the Legal Branch, a top technical advisor for the FTB's Multistate Audit Branch, and a key participant in major policy-level decision making with respect to FTB audit programs, litigation positions, and legislative and regulatory matters. She spent 14 1/2 years at PWC as a subject matter expert specializing in California audit defense; controversy matters including protest, settlements and appeals; and California residency issues.

About Kathy Freeman

Managing Director
Deloitte
Jim Levinson
Sales/Use Tax Partner
PwC

Jim is a partner based in PwC’s San Diego office and leads the PwC Indirect Tax practice in the Southern California/Phoenix/Las Vegas market. He has extensive experience and a proven track record working with clients to address the sales/use tax challenges they face is their respective industries. During his 30 years of state and local tax experience, he’s worked with clients across the country in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, medical device, pharmaceutical, bio-technology, government contractors, construction, retail, technology, digital goods software and cloud computing, financial services, entertainment, media, hospitality, and telecommunications.

About Jim Levinson

Sales/Use Tax Partner
PwC
Gina Rodriquez
Director, State and Local Tax
KPMG

Gina is a director in KPMG’s state and local tax practice. She has a strong background with California income, franchise, sales/use, property, excise and employment taxes, working closely with the regulatory agencies responsible for administering these taxes. She has long-standing relationships with key staff at the Franchise Tax Board, Board of Equalization, Employment Development Department, State Controller’s Office, Secretary of State, as well as with local county assessors and recorders. Prior to joining KPMG, Gina directed the legislative, regulatory and judicial programs for the nonpartisan California Taxpayers Association. She was instrumental in filing amicus letters and briefs for several California Supreme Court and appellate court tax cases; ensuring the expeditious resolution of the organization’s controversy workload; and analyzing tax reform proposals, including California’s proposal to impose a sales tax on services and to impose of a split-roll property tax. She also served as one of the youngest tax administrators in the nation while working for the Franchise Tax Board. Gina is responsible for clients in a cross-sector of industries, including financial services, refineries and petroleum, utilities, real estate, technology, retail, and agricultural. Gina holds a MS degree in Taxation and a BS degree in Accounting.

https://www.kpmg.us/bios/r/rodriguez-gina.html

About Gina Rodriquez

Director, State and Local Tax
KPMG
Eric Coffill
Senior Counsel
Eversheds-Sutherland

Eric J. Coffill has nearly 40 years of experience counseling clients on state and local tax controversy and litigation matters at the administrative, trial and appellate levels, particularly those involving the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and the California Department of Tax & Fee Administration. His practice includes advising high-net-worth individuals on their most significant matters, including California residency and sourcing issues. Eric is the principal author of more than 100 articles on a variety of state tax topics and is a co-author of the Bloomberg Tax California Corporation Income Tax Navigator and the Bloomberg Tax California Pass-Through Entity Navigator. He also serves on the advisory boards of Tax Notes State and the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives. Eric has been consistently recognized annually as one of the country’s leading tax practitioners by, among others, Chambers USA (Band 1), The Legal 500 US, and Best Lawyers in America. He is a frequent speaker at national tax conferences, including those sponsored by COST, TEI, IPT and the California Lawyers Association. He served as a state and local tax adjunct professor at UOP McGeorge School of Law for nearly 10 years, and has taught corporate multistate income/franchise tax for the University of California (MLK Law School Davis) annually since 1991. Eric served as a member of the Juvenile Justice Committee of the State Bar of California and as a member of the Standing Committee on Legal Services to Prisoners, Legal Services Committee, of the State Bar of California. He received an Award for Exceptional Contributions for Delivery of Legal Services to Prisoners from the Legal Services section of the State Bar of California; the Benjamin F. Miller Award from the Tax Section of State Bar of California; and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Association. Before assuming his current role in 2016, Eric was a tax partner in the Sacramento office of Morrison & Foerster LLP for over 20 years and served as the managing partner of the Sacramento office for 13 years. Before that, Eric worked in the FTB Legal Division for approximately ten years. Before that, Eric began his career as a criminal defense trial/appellate attorney.

https://us.eversheds-sutherland.com/People/Eric-J-Coffill

About Eric Coffill

Senior Counsel
Eversheds-Sutherland
Brad Marsh
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig

Bradley R. Marsh is Co-Managing Shareholder of the San Francisco office and focuses his practice on tax controversy matters, including property, sales, payroll, business license, employment, franchise, parcel, district, documentary transfer, transient occupancy, utility user, income, parking, gift and estate taxes. He serves as a co-chair of the State and Local Tax (SALT) Practice. Brad represents clients in audits, litigation and administrative hearings, as well as analyzing transactions and business models, and developing strategies for legislative resolutions.

https://www.gtlaw.com/en/professionals/m/marsh-bradley-r

About Brad Marsh

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig
Joan Armenta-Roberts
SUT Technical Tax Consultant
CalTax

Joan joined CalTax in February 2020 as a Technical Tax Consultant with expertise helping taxpayers navigate California’s complicated sales and use tax laws. She has more than 25 years of sales and use tax experience, both in the private sector and through her work as a top advisor to State Board of Equalization Member Dean Andal, who chaired the BOE and successfully implemented reforms that promote efficiency and sound tax policy. Her extensive experience also includes more than 18 years with PwC and KPMG, two of the “Big Four” accounting firms, and most recently running her own sales tax consulting business.

https://www.caltax.org/about-caltax/staff/

About Joan Armenta-Roberts

SUT Technical Tax Consultant
CalTax
Kurt Oneto
Partner
Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni, LLP

Kurt Oneto is a Partner practicing a wide range of government, tax, and regulatory matters with a specific focus on statewide initiative and referendum campaigns. He has extensive experience representing clients before state agencies involved in licensure disputes, procurements, and regulatory hearings, has litigated numerous California state and local tax cases, and has served as counsel and legal strategist to over 50 ballot measure campaigns both in California and more than a half dozen other states. Mr. Oneto is a recognized expert in California’s state initiative and referendum processes, and serves as a member of the firm’s government law, regulatory, and litigation practice groups. Prior to joining Nielsen Merksamer, Mr. Oneto served as a legislative analyst with the California District Attorneys Association and as a legislative aide to a member of the California State Senate.

https://www.nmgovlaw.com/team/kurt-oneto/#person-publications

About Kurt Oneto

Partner
Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni, LLP
Randy Ferris
Managing Director
EY

Randy Ferris joined Ernst & Young LLP’s Indirect Tax Practice in California as an Executive Director. Ferris worked for 20 years at the California State Board of Equalization, holding several roles, including Chief Counsel, Senior Business Taxes Attorney, and Appeals Conference Holder and Reviewer. Ferris oversaw the BOE’s Legal Department, provided legal advice, issued legal opinions, drafted regulations, formulated and developed policies to implement laws, and provided impartial analyses of tax disputes.

About Randy Ferris

Managing Director
EY
Susan Bittick
Principal
Ryan

Specializes in state tax legislative and regulatory analysis, developing public affairs strategies, and providing advocacy services to clients in all industries. Responsible for the development of Ryan's Public Affairs Practice.

https://www.ryan.com/about-ryan/leadership/susan-bittick/

About Susan Bittick

Principal
Ryan
Jeffrey Varga
Attorney, Tax Department
Paul Hastings

Jeffrey Varga is of counsel in the Tax practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He focuses his practice on tax controversy and litigation. Mr. Varga has represented taxpayers in a variety of state, federal, and local tax matters, including complex tax cases before California courts of appeal and superior courts, the United States Tax Court, federal district courts, criminal investigations, and civil audits. Before joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Varga served as a trial attorney with the Criminal Section of the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice, where he was involved in all phases of criminal tax prosecutions. Mr. Varga also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles, where he handled civil tax cases before United States district and bankruptcy courts and California state courts.

https://www.paulhastings.com/professionals/details/jeffreyvarga

About Jeffrey Varga

Attorney, Tax Department
Paul Hastings
Selvi Stanislaus
Executive Officer
Franchise Tax Board

www.ftb.ca.gov

About Selvi Stanislaus

Executive Officer
Franchise Tax Board
Ben Lee
Tax Counsel
California Taxpayers Association

Ben joined CalTax in November 2018. He tracks and analyzes tax-related litigation, and writes for CalTax Publications. Prior to joining CalTax, Ben worked at Valero Energy Corporation where he compiled legal research and drafted memoranda. He has also previously worked as a staff accountant for Coaster Company of America, where he handled accounts payable and helped prepare various financial statements. Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a law degree from the University of California at Davis School of Law, where he also earned a tax law certificate.

https://www.caltax.org/about-caltax/staff/

About Ben Lee

Tax Counsel
California Taxpayers Association
Barry Weissman
Technical Tax Consultant
California Taxpayers Association

Barry is a consultant to CalTax with more than 40 years of experience with California franchise tax dispute resolution and tax-planning issues. His experience including serving as senior state tax counsel for two Fortune 500 companies, Atlantic Richfield Company and Chevron Corporation. He also has served as a director in the National Washington Tax Service, as a California subject-matter expert at a Big Four accounting firm. He has successfully represented individuals and corporate clients in state tax appeals. Barry holds a law degree from Pepperdine University.

https://www.caltax.org/about-caltax/staff/

About Barry Weissman

Technical Tax Consultant
California Taxpayers Association
Carl Joseph
Principal | Indirect and State & Local Tax Services
Ernst & Young

Carl Joseph recently joined Ernst & Young LLP as a Principal in the Financial Services Indirect and State and Local Tax practice, based in Sacramento. Carl has extensive knowledge and experience with California multistate tax issues spanning almost two decades. Prior to joining EY, Carl was Counsel-Multistate Tax Affairs for the California Franchise Tax Board. He was with the Franchise Tax Board for 18 years and was responsible for coordinating multistate tax policy issues within the legal division. This included overseeing regulatory and adjudicatory efforts in the multistate arena, as well as protests and appeals raising complex multistate tax issues. He also represented the Franchise Tax Board before the Board of Equalization in numerous appeals. Prior to this, Carl served as Bureau Director for the Multistate Tax Law Bureau of the Legal Division. Carl has a degree in economics from the University of California, Irvine and his JD from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California.

About Carl Joseph

Principal | Indirect and State & Local Tax Services
Ernst & Young
Antonio Vazquez
Chairman, District 3
State Board of Equalization

Antonio Vazquez, Chairman of the Board of Equalization (BOE) representing the 3rd District, was elected to the Board in November 2018. His district includes most of Los Angeles County, all of Ventura County, and a portion of San Bernardino County. He is the first Latino ever elected to the BOE since its inception.

https://www.boe.ca.gov/vazquez/about.htm

About Antonio Vazquez

Chairman, District 3
State Board of Equalization
Mike Schaefer
Vice Chair, District 4
State Board of Equalization

Mike Schaefer made history on January 7, 2019 in Sacramento when he took his Oath of Office as a member of the California State Board of Equalization from Governor Gavin Newsom, becoming the oldest freshman constitutional officer in state history. Mike Schaefer serves as Vice Chair of the California State Board of Equalization, the only publicly elected tax commission in the United States. He represents 10 million people in five Southern California counties including San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial. Mike was born and raised in San Diego and attended schools in Hillcrest and Pacific Beach. He did undergraduate work at San Diego State and Notre Dame University, ultimately receiving a business degree from U.C. Berkeley and a law degree from Georgetown University. Mike served on the San Diego City Council for two terms, from 1965 to 1971, representing a district in southeast San Diego. His tenure was highlighted by many accomplishments including the creation of community identification markers, which are still seen everywhere today, and the establishment of free parking on Veterans Day. Mike began his legal career as a prosecutor in the San Diego City Attorney's office assisting local law enforcement. Following his tenure with the city attorney's office, Mike went into private practice and became a champion for fair and equitable election law. In 1972, he sued the San Diego County Registrar of Voters over the practice of listing candidates' names on ballots in alphabetical order. In Sumner v. Sexton, the court ruled that this kind of listing was a denial of equal protection and mandated in its place the random system that is used today. This decision was later codified in California Elections Code section 13112. In Canaan v. Abdelnour, Mike sued the City of San Diego, which had barred write-in candidates. The California Supreme Court ultimately ruled in his favor against the city, permitting write-ins in local and state elections. (The U.S. Supreme Court later determined that the ruling does not apply to federal elections.) Mike Schaefer's work as an attorney has also included cases before the State Board of Equalization, where he won substantial reductions in assessed valuation for homeowners. Mike supported the enactment of Proposition 13 and has pledged to protect its foundational principle of helping homeowners remain in their residences. Mike Schaefer resides in San Diego.

https://www.boe.ca.gov/schaefer/

About Mike Schaefer

Vice Chair, District 4
State Board of Equalization
Ted Gaines
Member, District 1
State Board of Equalization

Elected in November 2018, Ted Gaines represents the Board of Equalization's First District. He is a leading taxpayer advocate and is committed to providing trustworthy and transparent representation for the nearly ten million constituents in 30 counties of northern and eastern California. Prior to his election to the Board, Ted served 12 years in the State Legislature where he was a tireless voice for California’s taxpayers, ratepayers, businesses, and families. He also fought to protect citizens’ privacy and led major efforts to bring thousands of new jobs to the state, as well as supporting critical legislation to strengthen and expand California’s infrastructure. Ted began his public service career in local government as a member of the City of Roseville's Planning Commission from 1997 to 1999. In 2000, he was elected to the Placer County Board of Supervisors and re-elected in 2004. Ted is a devoted public servant who is dedicated to delivering excellent service to constituents and taxpayers as well as providing helpful information and outreach opportunities. In addition to his life in public service, Ted is a successful small business owner, having owned Gaines Insurance for more than 30 years. He has been married to his beautiful wife Beth since 1985 and together they reside in El Dorado County and are blessed with six children and three grandchildren.

https://www.boe.ca.gov/gaines/about.htm

About Ted Gaines

Member, District 1
State Board of Equalization
Richard Pomp
Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law
UConn School of Law

Richard Pomp has served as the Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut and as a consultant to cities, states, the Multistate Tax Commission, the Navajo Nation, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service. He also serves as a consultant for the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and numerous foreign countries. He has taught at Harvard, New York University, Columbia, University of Texas, and Boston College. In addition, he has been a Distinguished Professor in Residence, Chulalongkorn Law School, Bangkok, Thailand, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tokyo Law School and at Harvard Law School. From 1981 to 1987, Pomp worked as the director of the New York Tax Study Commission. He is the co-author of the leading casebook on state taxation. Pomp serves on the CHS, Tax Advisory Board, State Income Tax Alert, E-Commerce Tax Alert, the BNA Tax Management State Tax Advisory Board, the Deloitte & Touche Center for Multistate Taxation, State Tax Notes, the Center for State and Local Taxation and is Chairman of the Board of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.

About Richard Pomp

Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law
UConn School of Law
Annette Nellen
Professor and Director of the MST Program CPA, CGMA, Esq.
San José State University

Annette Nellen, CPA, CGMA, Esq., is a professor in and director of San José State University's graduate tax program (MST), teaching courses in tax research, accounting methods, property transactions, employment tax, ethics, leadership, and tax policy. Annette is a graduate of CSU Northridge (BS Accounting), Pepperdine (MBA), and Loyola Law School (JD). At SJSU, Annette is a recipient of the Outstanding Professor Award (2000/2001) and Distinguished Service Award (2004/2005). Prior to joining SJSU in 1990, Annette was with Ernst & Young and the IRS (revenue agent and lead instructor). Annette is a past chair of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee (Oct. 2016 to May 2019). She is a past chair of the AICPA Individual Taxation Technical Resource Panel. Annette was the lead author of the AICPA tax policy concept statement #1, Guiding Principles of Good Tax Policy: A Framework for Evaluating Tax Proposals (2001, 2017), still in use today. Annette is the recipient of the 2013 Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award given by the Tax Division of the AICPA, the highest award given by the accounting profession in the area of taxation. In fall 2013, Annette completed a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the Taxation Section of the California Bar. and the 2019 Benjamin F. Miller Award from the Taxation Section of the California Lawyers Association for achievement and contribution in the field of state and local taxation law. Annette is a former chair of the ABA Tax Section’s Sales, Exchanges & Basis Committee. She is a member (and past co-chair) of the CalCPA Accounting Education Committee. Annette maintains the 21st Century Taxation website and blog (http://www.21stcenturytaxation.com), as well as several websites on tax reform, state tax nexus, e-commerce taxation, worker classification, virtual currency taxation, and tax and ethical issues for marijuana businesses and tax advisers.

About Annette Nellen

Professor and Director of the MST Program CPA, CGMA, Esq.
San José State University
Michael Vigil
Director, California Tax Controversy & Planning
Andersen Tax

Michael is a Director in Andersen's State and Local Tax practice. He has been practicing California and federal tax law with a focus on tax controversy and planning since 1999. Based in Sacramento, Michael will be at the epicenter of California tax administration. He has significant experience advising business entities and high net worth individuals on a broad range of tax matters. Prior to joining Andersen, Michael spent almost eight years with the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and over a year as the FTB Liaison to the Board of Equalization Chair and Member of the FTB. He was a Senior Tax Counsel in FTB’s Multistate, Tax Shelter, and Technical Resources Bureaus. Additionally, he has provided California tax controversy representation to Fortune 1000 clients while with several other Big Four firms. He is also a retired U.S. Navy Captain, having served a combined 26 years in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve.

About Michael Vigil

Director, California Tax Controversy & Planning
Andersen Tax
Nicolas Maduros
Director
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA)

Nicolas Maduros is the director at the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, where he has served since 2017. Maduros was chief of staff at the U.S. Small Business Administration from 2014 to 2017. He was president at Delta Policy Group from 2010 to 2014. Maduros was director and partner at Quinn Gillespie and Associates from 2000 to 2010. He was an associate at Arnold and Porter from 1998 to 2000. Maduros earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.

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Director
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA)

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2020 Wrap-Up: New Legislation Going into Effect January 1, 2021

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  • Kathy Freeman

    Managing Director

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Upland Aftermath: Do Local Taxes Require a Two-Thirds or Majority Vote?

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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  • Brad Marsh

    Shareholder

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Technology Transfer Agreements: Past, Present & Future

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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  • Joan Armenta-Roberts

    SUT Technical Tax Consultant

10:00 AM

Franchise Tax Board: What's New in 2021

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Selvi Stanislaus

    Executive Officer

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Alternative Apportionment: What is it and Why is it Important

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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  • Barry Weissman

    Technical Tax Consultant

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Meet the State Board of Equalization

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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  • Yvette Stowers

    Deputy State Controller of Taxation

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June 22, 2021 - Taxing the Rich: New Tax Proposals on Individuals in California

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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  • Richard Pomp

    Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law

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July 20th - Sales & Excise Taxes: CDTFA Regulatory and Agency Updates for 2021

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Nicolas Maduros

    Director

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How to Navigate the Appellate Process at the OTA

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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  • Carley Roberts

    Partner

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Unemployment Insurance & Impact on Employment Taxes

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  • Stephanie Pfister

    Senior Tax Manager

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Issues & Problems Taxpayers May Encounter with Prop. 19

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California Audit Trends

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2021 Wrap-Up: New Legislation Going into Effect January 1, 2022

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