US Indirect Tax Consulting Leader
Managing Director | Deloitte Tax LLP
Rick is a managing director in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice of Deloitte Tax LLP. He leads the US indirect tax consulting group and is the indirect tax Technology sector leader. With more than 15 years of experience as an Executive Director at AT&T, and more than 15 additional years of federal and state tax experience working in public accounting and at a law firm, Rick has significant experience working on issues across the US in the technology and telecommunications industries, along with cloud-based and e-commerce merchants. He currently focuses on indirect and transaction tax, including Wayfair related nexus concerns and Marketplace Platform sales tax issues.
Rick has extensive experience assisting established and start-up businesses in developing and reviewing compliance systems and processes; evaluating the taxability of a variety of products and services, including many that are Internet and cloud-based; audit advocacy and other controversy services; refund claims; as well as transactional analysis. He has an extensive background in research and tax planning, as well as best practices and documentation requirements, such as bundled and single price point service offers.
In his national role as an indirect tax sector specialist and Indirect Tax Consulting Leader, Rick is responsible for monitoring and sharing tax developments potentially impacting communications and technology related businesses. Rick frequently speaks on transaction tax topics before industry professional and SALT conferences and groups. Rick is co-author of the sale-for-resale chapter in the CCH book: Telecommunications – Taxation of Services, Property and Providers and is a co-author on several articles in tax publications.
Rick received his B.S. degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Montclair State University, his J.D. from Seton Hall University, School of Law, and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University, School of Law.