AIA|LA Professional Development Class: Tax Credits & Incentives
When
Where
Thursday, May 8, 2014, 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
AIA Los Angeles Offices, 3780 Wilshire Blvd., suite800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
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The 2014 AIA|LA ProDev Series ::
an 8 part series to sharpen your competitive edge

R&D Tax Credits & Incentives
Speakers:  Luis Rivera and Armando Jamjian - Encore Tax Consulting Group, Inc.


Thursday, May 8 (8am - 9:30am)

Register HERE

The Research & Development Credit is a direct reduction of the tax liability on your corporate income tax return.  Expenses related to activities companies do every day to stay competitive can generate credits.  This includes creating new products, improving existing products, and changing your products to meet specific customer need

As a California business, you may be eligible to receive a number of state tax credits through such programs as the expiring Enterprise Zone Program, Manufacturing Equipment Sales Tax Exemption, New Employment Credit and the California Competes Incentive Credits.

Learning Objectives:
a. Research & Development Tax Credit (Federal & State)
b. Expiring Enterprise Zone Program (State)
c. Governor’s Economic Development Initiative (GEDI) (State)
d. Work Opportunity Tax Credits (Federal)

Speaker Bios:

Luis Rivera
Experience – Luis Rivera has over 24 years of experience in public accounting and tax services. Luis has served a variety of industries including manufacturing, technology, software developers, wholesale distributors, construction, professional services and not-for-profit. Prior to founding the Firm, Luis worked for international accounting firms including Ernst & Young and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP as a tax consultant providing tax consulting solutions. Luis managed projects for Research and Development Tax Credits and Inventory Studies as well as, maintained daily client responsibilities. Luis has experience in financial accounting, reporting, and management. He has supervised and managed engagements from small to large-sized businesses, in addition to providing tax planning, consulting and compliance services.

Professional Memberships – Luis is a member of the following organizations:

• Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), Board Member
• Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, Board Member
• Los Angeles County Business Federation (BIZ FED), Board Member
• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
• California Society of Certified Public Accountants
• Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles, Founding Member
• Latino Deal Makers, Member
• La Casa De San Gabriel, Board Member
• Association of Hispanic CPAS, Former Board Member
• Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Committee
• Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA)

Community Involvement – Luis was the former Treasurer for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Region 40.

Armando Jamjian
Founder and Managing Director of Encore Tax Consulting Group, Inc., a Tax Credits & Incentives Company

Armando has over 18 years of experience in public accounting, federal taxation, and state and local tax consulting. Armando worked for international accounting firms including Arthur Anderson as a tax consultant and RSM McGladrey where he solely began the State and Local Tax Credits & Incentives Group located in California. Armando has significant experience providing tax services to a variety of industries including manufacturing, technology, software developers, wholesale distributors, construction, and professional services.

Armando holds a license as a certified public accountant in the State of California. Armando is a member of the following organizations:
• California Association of Enterprise Zones (CAEZ), Elected Board Advisor
• Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), Board of Governors Member
• Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, Board Member
• Los Angeles County Business Federation (BIZ FED), Board Member
• Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles, Founding Member
• San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, Business Advocate Member
• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member
• California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
• California Employment Opportunity Network (CEON), Member
• The Northeast Los Angeles Gateway Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of Finance
• South Gate Chamber of Commerce, Member
• Vernon Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Committee
• Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Committee
• Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA)
• California State University, Los Angeles Accounting Department Advisory Board

Special Thanks to Encore Tax Consulting Group, Inc.