Biography

Rob has practiced public accounting since 1998. He provides state and local tax and credit and incentive advisory and compliance services to large multistate and multinational companies and their owners in a large range of industries. He also advises clients on state income tax and incentives related to corporate expansions, acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, and entity simplification projects.

Throughout his career, Rob has managed several large multistate reverse sales and use tax audits and income and franchise tax refund engagements, recovering millions in overpaid taxes. Rob has also managed and delivered voluntary disclosure services and/or audit defense services in most every state. He has experience with advising clients on nexus-related issues and product sales and use taxability for various types of transactions in 50 states. He also has extensive experience in consulting on multistate tax incentives including zone, wage, and investment-based tax incentives and grants. Rob and his team have assisted with the monetization of over $600 million in transferable tax credits.

He is a frequent speaker at regional tax conferences and regularly contributes articles to regional and industry-specific trade journals.

Selected Publications

  • "Oregon’s Corporate Activity Tax On Track to Become Effective Law Despite Referendum" (Moss Adams Insight, August 2019)
  • "Reduce Your Company’s Tax Liability to Reinvest in Your Employees" (Moss Adams Insight, June 2019)
  • "Oregon to Pass New Corporate Activity Tax" (Moss Adams Alert, May 2019)
  • "Calculating Employer Paid Family and Medical Leave Credits" (Moss Adams Insight, April 2019)
  • "Claim Oregon’s Construction-in-Process Property Tax Exemption by April 1, 2019" (Moss Adams Alert, March 2019)
  • "Claim Oregon’s Construction-in-Process Property Tax Exemption by April 1, 2019" (Moss Adams Alert, March 2019)
  • "Portland’s Clean Energy Surcharge Tax Could Increase Costs for Businesses" (Moss Adams Insight, March 2019)
  • "Proposed IRS Regulations for Qualified Opportunity Zones" (Moss Adams Insight, January 2019)
  • "Clean Energy Tax Is Imposed for Certain Portland Retailers" (Moss Adams Alert, November 2018)
  • "Selling Property in 2018? You May Qualify for Tax Savings with the IRS Opportunity Zone Program" (Moss Adams Insight, August 2018)
  • "Reduce Likelihood of Costly Penalties – File Unclaimed Property Reports by November 1, 2018" (Moss Adams Alert, June 2018)
  • "Sales Tax Collection Issue for Out-of-State Retailers Goes to U.S. Supreme Court" (Portland Business Journal, May 2018)
  • "Don’t Miss the April 2, 2018, Deadline for Oregon’s Construction-in-Process Property Tax Exemption" (Moss Adams Alert, February 2018)
  • "Texas Announces Tax Amnesty Program" (Moss Adams Alert, February 2018)
  • "Tax Relief for California Businesses Damaged by Wildfires" (Moss Adams Alert, February 2018)
  • "Disaster Tax Credit May Apply if Your Business Sustained Damaged During a Hurricane" (Moss Adams Alert, November 2017)
  • "Discover How the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Can Improve Cash Flow for Your Health Care Organization" (Moss Adams Insight, November 2017)
  • "File Unclaimed Property Reports by November 1" (Moss Adams Alert, September 2017)
  • "Renewable Energy Guide – Exploring Financial Opportunities" (Moss Adams LLP, September 2017)
  • "File a Claim by March 1 if Your Machinery and Equipment Qualify for an Oregon Property Tax Exemption" (Moss Adams Alert, February 2017)
  • "New Surtax in Portland, Oregon, Is Aimed at Businesses with Highly Paid CEOs" (Moss Adams Alert, December 2016)
  • "Map the Savings: Enterprise Zone Tax Incentives for Oregon Businesses" (Moss Adams Insight , March 2016)
  • "Weigh Costs of Corporate Tax Proposals" (The Register-Guard, February 2016)
  • "Oregon Suspends Use of Tax Credits to Satisfy Minimum Tax Liability" (Moss Adams Alert, July 2015)
  • "Giving Your Business Room to Grow Using Credits and Incentives" (Moss Adams Insight, February 2015)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • 2019 Oregon Tax Update
    (Moss Adams University, June 2019)
  • State & Local Tax and Unclaimed Property for Dealers
    (AICPA, October 2016)
  • 2016 Credits & Incentives Symposium – Regional Updates: West
    (Institute for Professional in Taxation Symposium, October 2016)
  • Region IX & X Conference 2016
    (Tax Executives Institute – Portland, May 2016)
  • State and Local Tax Conference # 09313
    (OSCPA Professional, January 2016)
  • Monetization of Tax Credits – Strategies You Can Use
    (Institute for Professionals in Taxation Symposium, November 2015)
  • State Competitiveness
    (Willamette Valley Symposium, May 2015)
  • Are You Optimizing Your Business Credit Opportunities?
    (Tax Executives Institute – Portland Chapter, December 2014)
  • Got a Tax Credit You Can't Use? You Can Sell It.
    (American Public Media’s Marketplace, Online, Online | August 2014)
  • State Legislative Update
    (Rogue Valley Symposium, September 2013)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • BA, business administration, Gonzaga University