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Ryan Principal James R. Eads, Jr. Appointed to the California Franchise Tax Board Advisory Board

Press Release Mar 06, 2015

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that James R. Eads, Jr., Ryan Principal, Taxpayer Advocacy, has been appointed to the California Franchise Tax Board Advisory Board. He is the first non-Californian to achieve this distinction.

The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) is the agency of California responsible for administering the state’s Personal Income Tax and Corporation Tax. The Advisory Board is made up of representatives from industry, state, and federal government and provides insight and advice to the FTB Executive Officer on the various projects and programs being administered.

Mr. Eads is based in the Firm’s Austin, Texas office and supports Ryan clients across the United States with tax advocacy issues. Prior to joining Ryan, Mr. Eads was the Executive Director of the Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA), where he represented the interests of tax administrators before federal policymakers and served tax agencies across the United States. He is a nationally recognized tax leader and has served on the State Tax Advisory Board of CCH, the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Advanced State and Local Tax Institute, the BNA Tax Management State Tax Advisory Board, and the National Tax Association Board of Directors as an Advisory Member. He is also a past President of the National Tax Association and former Chairman of the Electronic Commerce Task Force of the Council On State Taxation.

“I am honored to receive this appointment to the Franchise Tax Board Advisory Board and will strive to add value while representing the perspective of taxpayers.” said Mr. Eads, Ryan Principal, Taxpayer Advocacy.

“Jim is one of the most capable tax professionals in our industry, and his appointment to the California Franchise Tax Board Advisory Board will add significant value,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “We are honored to have him sharing his wealth of tax knowledge and subject-matter expertise.”

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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