Overview

Edvin is a principal in HCVT’s State and Local Tax practice. He has extensive experience providing a broad range of state tax services including compliance, consulting, and planning to clients in a wide range of industries.

At HCVT, Edvin’s role is heavily focused on multistate consulting, compliance, controversy, licensing, and technical research for clients operating within numerous industries, including but not limited to, real estate investment, asset management, manufacturing, and technology. In addition to helping clients maintain statutory compliance for various tax types, Edvin also focuses on developing and advising on efficient tax structures and operations within a complex multistate framework that requires a deep understanding of state legislative and administrative processes and their impact of various legal entity types and their ultimate owners.

As it relates to consultative matters, Edvin has done a considerable amount of work in the area of state residency planning and audit defense, nexus analysis, taxability decision analysis, corporate unitary studies, voluntary disclosure agreements, buy and sell-side due diligence, and restructuring. He has also worked extensively in the area of state tax controversy and has engaged in audit defense, negotiation, and settlement, and appeals encompassing a broad range of technical matters.

Prior to joining HCVT, Edvin worked in Deloitte and KPMG’s State and Local Tax practice and provided multistate services including consulting, planning, and compliance to clients ranging from middle-market to Fortune 500 entities. Edvin also served as a technical and controversial deputy as a member of Deloitte’s Jurisdictional Technical Leads and KPMG’s State Tax Resource Network, both subsidiary practice lines under the Washington national tax office.

In addition to direct tax compliance and consulting, Edvin has researched and written extensively on a multitude of state and local tax matters. He has also spoken at various tax conferences as a subject matter expert; most recently he spoke at the Looking Through the Looking Glass Symposium (on California residency matters) and the North American Real Estate Conference (on multistate tax issues impacting the real estate industry).

Edvin received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting, and a Master’s of Science in Taxation from California State University, Fullerton. In his free time, he teaches Federal Tax Research and Multistate Taxation courses at California State University, Fullerton’s Masters of Science in Taxation program as an adjunct professor. He is certified as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California.

Professional Experience

KPMG LLP
Deloitte

Professional and Community Involvement

California Society of Certified Public Accountants
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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Credentials and Certifications

  • CPA, California

Education

MST, California State University, Fullerton
BA, Business Administration, concentration in Accounting, California State University, Fullerton

Languages

  • Syriac Aramaic, Farsi
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