Timothy A. Gustafson

Counsel
Sacramento,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone916.241.0507

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Practice Areas

  • State and Local Tax
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Tax
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 916.241.0507
Fax: 916.241.0501
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Timothy-A-Gustafson
 
University Case Western Reserve University, B.A., with honors
 
Law SchoolStanford Law School, J.D.
 
Admitted2004, California
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
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.

 
Biography

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)

 
ISLN922284985
 

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You're Gonna Have to Do More Than That: Passive Investment in California Limited Liability Company Insufficient to Meet Statutory Nexus Threshold
Timothy A. Gustafson,Evan Hamme, December 12, 2014
A California Superior Court held that passive membership in a limited liability company (LLC) is insufficient to meet California’s statutory “doing business” standard. In Swart Enterprises, Inc. v. California Franchise Tax Board, an Iowa corporation with no business activities or...

Colorado Colocation Consternation: Department of Revenue Gives General Guidance on Application of Sales and Use Tax to Colocation and Hosting Facility
Timothy A. Gustafson,Evan Hamme, November 28, 2014
The Colorado Department of Revenue issued guidance to a taxpayer operating a colocation and hosting facility, which provided customers a place to securely store computer servers, on whether certain charges imposed by the taxpayer were subject to sales and use tax. Specifically, the taxpayer...

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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Timothy A. Gustafson

500 Capitol Mall, Suite 2500
SacramentoCA 95814




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