2012 Tax Policy Conference

The 112th Congress held over 25 hearings in 2011 on tax reform. Both California and the federal government have significant budget issues that will likely require changes to both revenues and spending to adequately address the problems. What did Congress learn from the tax reform hearings? What types of changes are needed at the federal and state levels?  How might federal tax reform affect California?  What are the prospects for major tax changes? 

Conference speakers will answer these questions and attendees will have an opportunity to share their ideas on tax reform. The conference offers an opportunity to stay up to date on tax policy and reform issues that affect individuals and businesses. Presentations will focus on high technology businesses.

Qualifies for 8 hours of continuing education for California CPAs and 6.5 hours of MCLE for California attorneys.

Conference Materials (pdf)
Conference Bios (pdf)

Registration and light breakfast -   8 - 8:30 am

Tax Policy and Issues of Complexity 

Annette Nellen Professor, San Jose State University


Federal Tax Reform: Relevance for High Tech Industries 

Michael Hauswirth Tax CounselHouse Ways and Means Committee Joshua Odintz   Partner, Baker & McKenzieFormer Senior Advisor for Tax Reform to the Asst. Secretary (Tax Policy) at Treasury

Congressman Camp Proposal: Territorial, 25% and More    [Camp website]

Mark J. Betker PartnerPwC

Christopher R. Haunschild Of CounselDLA Piper 

Mark Hoose  
USD Law School

California Tax Reform Proposals and Their Prospects  

Dean Andal Director. PwCFormer member of State Assembly and BOE  M. David Ruff  Principal ConsultantCalifornia Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee


Gina Rodriquez  VP of State Tax PolicyCalTax Fred Silva  Senior Fiscal Policy AdvisorCalifornia Forward


What Federal Tax Reform Might Mean for California and 
the Role (if any) for California in the Process [ppt]  [Jaffe ppt]

J. Pat Powers  PartnerBaker & McKenzie

Oksana Jaffe Chief ConsultantCA Assembly Rev & Tax Com

Gregory Turner  Senior Tax CounselCouncil on State Taxation


The Honorable Jim Beall, Jr. 

CA Assembly, District 24

Looking Forward

Kim Reeder  

Partner, Morgan Lewis