OAKLAND OFFICE

The Oakland office was established in 1946 by Leo Helzel, an Oakland attorney and CPA, in a small office near 14th and Broadway. The current 475 - 14th Street location is home to twenty staff and is growing.  Brenda Colburn Jemmot serves as head of our Oakland office.

Oakland City Center

475 14th Street
Suite 1200
Oakland, CA 94612

Ph: (510) 893-6908

Fax: (510) 873-0977

Oakland City Center

475 14th Street
Suite 1200
Oakland, CA 94612

Ph: (510) 893-6908

Fax: (510) 873-0977

< Oakland Office

Tom Neff

CPA / Tax Stockholder / International Tax Chair / Chairman of the Board

Originally from New Jersey, Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton, OH in 1986. He worked the next 9 years with a large Wall Street law firm and with a CPA firm in New York and the Virgin Islands before relocating with his wife and children to San Francisco. Tom has been with RINA since 2002; he is currently a Tax Stockholder, Chairman of the Board and Head of the firm’s International Tax Practice.

Tom works with outbound US businesses to structure overseas operations in a tax efficient manner and also with inbound businesses to assist with US entity formation issues.  The consultation includes reviewing tax treaties to determine how to efficiently structure intercompany transfer of funds.

He has worked specifically in the areas of:  tax return preparation and planning for non-resident aliens and expatriates, including income sourcing and mitigation of withholding taxes; foreign activities of U.S. taxpayers including the use of DISCs; foreign tax credit utilization; choice of entity planning including foreign joint ventures, dual-status entities, and foreign branches; Controlled Foreign Corporations (CFC); Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) compliance and planning, and Transfer Pricing.

When not working, Tom enjoys spending time with his family hiking around the Bay Area and is an avid skier and fan of alternative rock music.

Focus
  • International Tax
  • Transfer Pricing Studies
  • Corporate and Multi-State Tax & Consulting
  • Real Estate Partnerships
  • California Enterprise Zone Tax Credits
Industries
  • Professional Services
  • Contractors, Managers & Developers of Real Estate
  • Franchises

Tom Neff

CPA / Tax Stockholder / International Tax Chair / Chairman of the Board

Originally from New Jersey, Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton, OH in 1986. He worked the next 9 years with a large Wall Street law firm and with a CPA firm in New York and the Virgin Islands before relocating with his wife and children to San Francisco. Tom has been with RINA since 2002; he is currently a Tax Stockholder, Chairman of the Board and Head of the firm’s International Tax Practice.

Tom works with outbound US businesses to structure overseas operations in a tax efficient manner and also with inbound businesses to assist with US entity formation issues.  The consultation includes reviewing tax treaties to determine how to efficiently structure intercompany transfer of funds.

He has worked specifically in the areas of:  tax return preparation and planning for non-resident aliens and expatriates, including income sourcing and mitigation of withholding taxes; foreign activities of U.S. taxpayers including the use of DISCs; foreign tax credit utilization; choice of entity planning including foreign joint ventures, dual-status entities, and foreign branches; Controlled Foreign Corporations (CFC); Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) compliance and planning, and Transfer Pricing.

When not working, Tom enjoys spending time with his family hiking around the Bay Area and is an avid skier and fan of alternative rock music.

Focus
  • International Tax
  • Transfer Pricing Studies
  • Corporate and Multi-State Tax & Consulting
  • Real Estate Partnerships
  • California Enterprise Zone Tax Credits
Industries
  • Professional Services
  • Contractors, Managers & Developers of Real Estate
  • Franchises

Credentials

University of Dayton, Ohio, Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, 1986

CPA, License, 1998

Golden Gate University, MBA in Taxation, 2004

Organizations

California Society of Certified Public Accountants

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

MGI NA International Tax Committee, Chair

CalCPA Education Foundation International Tax Conference, Speaker & Member

San Francisco Bay Area ProVisors, Member

R&B Cellars, Board Member Vistage International, Group Member