Robin Klomparens

Corporate Transparency Act

January 19, 2024

Recently enacted, the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) mandates that, effective January 1, 2024, many legal entities (corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships) must timely file Beneficial Ownership Information Reports (“BOIRs”) containing information about the company as well as its key owners, decisionmakers and the people who formed it. Below are three important items […]


California Senate Bill 131 Closes Loophole for Incomplete Gift Non-Grantor Trusts (“INGs”)

July 18, 2023

On July 10, 2023, California’s governor signed into law Senate Bill 131 which in essence closes a loophole under California’s state income tax law for trusts that are referred to as Incomplete Gift Non-Grantor Trusts, (“INGs”). A new section 17082 will be added to the California Revenue and Taxation Code to reflect this change. How an ING […]


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, […]