Daniel Holcomb, CPA

Daniel Holcomb, CPA

Director of State & Local Tax


Director of State & Local Tax

Former Texas Comptroller, State Tax Auditor, Supervisor & Trainer, 26 Years


Phone/Fax/SMS:  Email: Daniel.Holcomb@TexasTaxGroup.com


B.B.A. in Accounting – University of Texas, Arlington 1984 CPA Certification 1990

Practice Areas

  • Sales & Use Tax
  • Direct Pay Sales Tax
  • Franchise Tax
  • Fuels Tax
  • Motor Vehicle Tax
  • Tax Policy
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Voluntary Disclosure Agreements
  • Settlements


State Tax Consultant (2013-2015), assisting clients with:
  • Audit Defense
  • Voluntary Disclosure
  • Alternative Reporting Methods
Peisner, Johnson & Company, L.L.P. (2004 -2013):
  • Managed Texas State Tax Consulting Business and performed work on complex cases for all services provided which included audit defense, administrative hearings, tax policy rulings, voluntary disclosure agreements, settlements, and refunds. Also, provided these same services on a multi-state basis as well.
  • Filed initial hearing regarding election of the reporting methods for Texas Franchise Tax. Ultimately, the Comptroller changed the policy regarding reporting methods.
  • Provided training to various clients on tax policy and presented seminars to various accounting organizations.
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (1977 – 2003):
  • Austin Headquarters (1977 – 1981)
    • Revenue Processing
    • Revenue Accounting
    • Fuels Tax
    • Legal Division
    • Enforcement Divisions
    • Worked on Joint Task Force Projects with other government agencies.
  • Audit Division (1981 – 2003)
    • Audited all major taxes, including Sales, Franchise, Fuels, Cigarette, and Motor Vehicle on businesses of all sizes and types.
    • Appointed to Franchise Tax Refund Task Force in 1988 regarding refunds per Texas Supreme Court Rulings.
    • Organized and implemented specialization of Texas Franchise Tax Audits in 1990.
    • Responsible for training franchise tax auditors until leaving in 2003.

Professional Activities

  • Certified Public Accountant (Since August, 1990)
  • Member TSCPA and presently a member of the TSCPA State Taxation Conference Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker/Instructor for Texas Comptroller –Franchise Tax Audit Class (1990 – 2003)
  • Speaker Tax Alliance Conference U.T. Dallas
  • Speaker West Texas Society of CPA’s
  • Speaker Plano/Richardson CPA Study Group

Short list of audits conducted while with the Texas Comptroller

Electronic Data Systems Corporation Mary Kay 公司. Helzberg’s Diamonds Shops公司. McCaw Cellular Communications Of Texas Forest Oil Permian Corporation Jenco Wholesale Nurseries 公司 NEC America 公司 Rubbermaid 公司orporated Alcatel USA Marketing公司 Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation General Dynamics Corporation Officemax 公司orporated Charles Schwab & Co.公司. Advanced Micro Devices公司. J. C. Penney Corporation公司. Chevron U.S.A. 公司. Chevron Pipe Line Company Chevron Chemical Company Occidental Petroleum Exploration Microsoft Corporation GTE Southwest 公司orporated WD-40 Company Alcatel Usa公司. Purina Mills 公司. Marathon Pipe Line Company Alcon Laboratories公司. CBS Corporation Federal Express Corporation The Neiman Marcus Group LLC Nike公司. Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA公司. Principal Financial Securities公司. Texas Instruments 公司orporated J.P. Morgan Securities 公司. Aventis Pharmaceuticals 公司. Jack In The Box 公司. Family Dollar Stores Of Texas 公司 American Multi-Cinema公司. D. R. Horton公司. W. H. Braum公司. Bayer Corporation Glaxco Wellcome 公司. McDonnell Douglas Corporation Martex Drilling Company, L.L.C. Oracle Corporation Golden Distributing Enterprises, LP Kyocera America公司. Murphy Oil Usa 公司. Briggs-Weaver 公司. Libbey Glass 公司. General Motors Financial Company公司. Union Oil Company Of California Brookshire Brothers Holding 公司 Cici Enterprises, LP BP Exploration & Oil 公司 Alcoa 公司. Callaway Golf Company

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