John has thirty-five years of experience in sales and use tax. John retired from the Board of Equalization (“BOE”) with thirty-two years of experience in California. At the BOE, John finished his career as the District Administrator of the San Francisco District. He also worked in the Oakland, San Jose, Chicago and New York offices. In the Bay Area, John was an audit supervisor and in Chicago and New York John was the District Principal Auditor. As the District Administrator John was responsible for both the audit and compliance programs in San Francisco and San Mateo counties. As the District Principal Auditor John was responsible for directing the audits of some of the largest companies in the United States.
Prior to coming to Thompson Tax John worked at a Big Four accounting firm, which has expanded his sales and use tax experience throughout the United States. John is also an instructor for IPT, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, where he teaches statistical sampling as it is applied in sales and use tax.