October 1, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

Franchise Tax Board Meeting
California Tax Landscape and the Gig Economy
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Franchise Tax Board
9646 Butterfield Way
Town Center, Gerald Goldberg Auditorium
Sacramento, CA 95827

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Open session

Pledge of allegiance

Item 1. Opening Remarks

12:30 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Board Members

Betty T. Yee
State Controller, Chair, Franchise Tax Board

Keely Bosler
Director of Finance 

Malia M. Cohen
Chair, Board of Equalization 

Item 2. What is the Gig Economy

12:35 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.

Annette Bernhardt
Director, Low-Wage Work Program, U.C. Berkeley Labor Center; and
Senior Researcher, U.C. Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Item 3. The Gig Economy and Tax Compliance: Past, Present, and Future

1:05 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.

Shane Hofeling
Assistant Chief Counsel, Franchise Tax Board

Richard Geck
Administrator, Franchise Tax Board

Susan Maples
Taxpayers’ Right Advocate, Franchise Tax Board

Item 4. Highlights of Recent Studies on the Gig Economy

1:35 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Sara Kimberlin
Senior Policy Analyst, California Budget and Policy Center
California’s Workers Are Increasingly Locked Out of the State’s Prosperity: An Overview of Recent Labor Market Trends

Michael Reich
Professor of Economics, U.C. Berkeley; and
Co-Chair Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics, U.C. Berkeley
Pay, benefits and working time of gig drivers in New York City and California

10-minute Break

Item 5. Panel Discussion
Challenges and Opportunities for Tax Compliance in a Gig Economy

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Annette Nellen, CPA, CGMA, Esq.
Professor and Director, MST (Graduate Tax) Program
San Jose State University

Karen Brosi
Certified Financial Planner and Enrolled Agent

Vikrum Aiyer
Vice President of Global Public Policy and Communications, Postmates

Annette Rivero
Gig Workers Rising

Item 6. Panel Discussion
The Future of the Gig Economy and State Tax Obligations

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Joe Bankman
Professor of Law and Business, Stanford University

Renee Rodda
Vice President, Spidell Publishing

Allan Zaremberg
President and Chief Executive Officer, California Chamber of Commerce

Mike Robinson
Mobile Workers Alliance

Item 7. Public Comment

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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