Robin Klomparens

Proposition 19 Brings Substantial Changes to California’s Property Tax Assessment Rules

December 16, 2020

On November 3, 2020, California voters approved Proposition 19 which brings substantial changes to California’s property tax assessment rules and will greatly impact property tax planning for parents and children.  Property owners wishing to avoid Proposition 19 must make transfers by February 15, 2021. A.  Current law under Propositions 13 and 58 – effective through […]


California v. Texas – Now is the Time to Consider Filing a Protective Claim for Refund

July 13, 2020

A protective claim for refund may be filed by or on behalf of a taxpayer if the resolution of a tax refund claim is contingent on future events and may not be determinable until after the time period for filing a claim for refund expires.  Protective claims are often based on current litigation or expected […]


Robin Klomparens receives the 2019 Joanne M. Garvey Award

November 16, 2019

Robin L. Klomparens received the Joanne M. Garvey Award to recognize her lifetime achievement and outstanding contribution in the field of tax law, at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and The California Tax Policy Conference, November 6, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Resort in San Diego, California The Joanne […]


California Assembly Bill 5 Significantly Impacts Entities Using Independent Contractors

October 8, 2019

Governor Gavin Newson is fully expected to sign Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) into law this month and it will significantly affect any business who utilizes independent contractors in California. The Bill was passed by the California Senate on September 10th and the California Assembly on September 11th.  Once signed, it will take effect January 1, […]


Current Developments in Estate and Gift Tax – Nov. 2017

November 1, 2017

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Taking Title to Trust Assets

February 6, 2012

Both accountants and lawyers are frequently asked how to title property which is in a trust.  A trust is not a separate legal entity that can hold property.  In contrast to a corporation, which the law often deems as its own person, a trust is not a person but rather a “fiduciary relationship with respect […]