New advocates for CDTFA and GO-Biz August 2019 Tax News

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration’s (CDTFA) recently announced that William Hain was selected to be their new Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate and Small Business Liaison.

Mr. Hain began his career with the former Board of Equalization (now CDTFA) in 1989 as a Tax Representative, working for several years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Hain relocated to Sacramento and continued on his career path with the CDTFA, working as a Tax Compliance Specialist and as a Principal Compliance Supervisor before becoming the manager of CDTFA’s Department’s Compliance and Technology Section.

The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has also recently welcomed a new Director of the Office of Small Business Advocate, Isabel Guzman.

Ms. Guzman was co-founder and director at GovContractPros, LLC since 2018 and an independent consultant since 2017. She was deputy chief of staff at the U.S. Small Business Administration from 2014 to 2017 and director of strategic initiatives and advisor to founding chairwoman at ProAmerica Bank from 2009 to 2014. She also served as a deputy appointments secretary in the Office of Governor Gray Davis from 2002 to 2003.