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Ryan & Company Selected as Tax Advisor to Los Angeles Business License Tax Review Team

Press Release Apr 04, 2003

Los Angeles, California -- Ryan & Company, the leading independent national provider of state & local tax services, today announced that it has been chosen as tax advisor to the service team selected by the City of Los Angeles Office of Finance, Tax & Permit Division, to review alternatives to the Los Angeles Business License Tax. The service team is headed by MBIA MuniServices Company, with Burr Consulting taking the lead economic advisory role.

"This is recognition by an important taxing agency that Ryan & Company is one of the most experienced providers of state & local tax services in the country." Rich Carlson, Principal in Charge of the Los Angeles, California office, said. "We appreciate the City of Los Angeles' vote of confidence. What is doubly satisfying about this recognition is that it comes so quickly after Ryan & Company's successful launch of the Los Angeles office."

Ryan & Company's project team includes the original project team that crafted the 1997 study analyzing the Competitiveness of City Taxes and Fees, where the City of Los Angeles was compared to its competitive cities and various approaches were considered to improve the then current tax environment. The original team members are all at Ryan & Company and will be working on this project. In fact, the team members have over 50 years combined transaction tax experience.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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