- State and Local Tax
- Tax Controversy & Litigation
|Contact Info||Telephone: 916.241.0507|
|University ||Case Western Reserve University, B.A., with honors|
|Law School||Stanford Law School, J.D.|
Member, Tax Section, American Bar Association
Member, Tax Section (Committee on State and Local Tax), State Bar of California
Member, Tax Section, Sacramento County Bar Association.
Tim Gustafson counsels clients on all aspects of state and local tax controversy, including audits, administrative appeals and litigation. He is extensively experienced on issues and matters before the California Franchise Tax Board and the California State Board of Equalization. Tim routinely advises financial institutions, technology service providers and retailers and manufacturers on sales and use, income and franchise taxes, and key related issues including apportionment, nexus, gross receipts, business and nonbusiness income, penalties, deductions and credits. For instance, he recently guided a multinational health care manufacturer to a successful resolution in a California protest case on multiple fronts (unitary combination, characterization of income issues, apportionment and credit utilization issues).
Before joining Sutherland, Tim worked as a tax associate at another Sacramento, California, law firm. His past experience also includes serving in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps at the Netherlands Law Center for three years.
Awards and Rankings
Recipient, The Wiley W. Manual Award for Pro Bono Legal Services (2008-2010)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Lighting Up Dark Fiber: Washington Turns on Retail Sales Tax for Dark Fiber
Stephanie T. Do,Timothy A. Gustafson, November 3, 2014
The Washington State Department of Revenue determined that a telecommunications company’s leases of dark fiber were competitive telephone services and thus subject to retail sales tax. The taxpayer leased dark fiber - unused, unlit fiber optic cable - from various carriers and subsequently...
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