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Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators Selects Ryan to Develop Audit Sampling Program for Louisiana Parish Auditors

Press Release Jul 15, 2008

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced that the Firm’s industry-recognized Sampling Analysis and Evaluation Practice was selected to assist the Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators (LATA) with developing an audit sampling program for Louisiana parish tax audits. The Firm will share their knowledge and industry-leading audit sampling methodologies, as well as provide classroom instruction on audit sampling procedures and software applications for LATA members. Ryan’s Sampling Analysis and Evaluation Practice is directed by Dr. Roger Pfaffenberger, one of the nation’s foremost statisticians.

“We are excited to be assisting LATA using our proven audit sampling methodology and believe this will be extremely beneficial to the parishes, as well as the taxpayers being audited,” said Dr. Pfaffenberger, Director of Sampling Analysis and Evaluation at Ryan. “For example, the costs associated with conducting audits should be reduced by standardizing and streamlining the procedures, while audit estimation precision will improve through the use of random sampling methods.”

“This agreement with LATA underscores the Ryan commitment to working with state and local tax authorities to develop and improve audit sampling methods that produce fair and equitable results for taxing jurisdictions and taxpayers alike,” said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan. “We will continue to work on behalf of our clients to ensure that the very best tools, methods, and practices possible for conducting sales and use tax audits are used.”

About LATA
Established in 1966, the objectives of the Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators are:

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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