The TaxOps Team

Brian Amann

Brian Amann leads TaxOps, an award-winning business tax specialty firm. He also manages TaxOps Investments, an entity focused on meeting the complex tax needs of promising early stage companies. Brian is hands-on with clients, delivering customized tax solutions carefully aligned to client objectives and tax optimization strategies. He has significant experience in tax outsourcing, project management, process re-engineering, and technology related to tax services and has successfully represented numerous clients in federal, state and local tax controversy and abatement matters.

His professional emphasis is on income tax consulting and compliance, where he specializes in corporate and partnership taxation. He works with clients ranging from privately held start-ups to Fortune 100 companies and consults on a wide range of business issues, including:
  • Formation and liquidation strategies;
  • Choice of entity selection;
  • Merger and acquisition transactions;
  • Debt restructuring;
  • Accounting method selection;
  • Evaluation of exposures; and
  • Corporate tax solutions that optimize internal and external resources.
Brian began his professional career in New York with Ernst & Whinney, the predecessor to EY, where he focused on privately held clients in the Entrepreneurial Services industry group. He held various positions of increasing importance at EY,  including director of tax compliance for the Denver office and area tax outsourcing operations director for the Pacific South West, prior to leaving in 2002 to launch TaxOps.

A promoter of entrepreneurship in the accounting industry, Brian frequently speaks, writes and consults on the business issues accountants face. He enjoys helping others find their niche where they can meet or exceed personal and professional expectations in the industry. Brian spends his free time biking, hiking, sailing and spending time with his wife - and high school sweetheart - Cindy, their two children and many friends.



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Awards and Recognition

•2013 Recipient of Accounting Today’s Managing Partner Elite, honored as one of the nation's top ten firm leaders
•2013 Finalist Denver Business Journal PowerBook for being a key influencer in accounting and finance
•2014 Finalist Colorado Technology Association’s Apex award for Technology Entrepreneur of the Year
•2012 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies
•2012 and 2013 Accounting Today’s #1 small firm to work for
•2013 Colorado Company to Watch
•2015 Finalist Colorado Biz Top Company

Professional Memberships

•American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
•Colorado Society of CPAs
•Professional Pricing Society
•Association of Transformational Leaders
•Association for Corporate Growth

Designations and Licenses

•Certified Public Accountant
•Certified Global Management Accountant

Current Community Involvement

•Advisory Council member with the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Business School


•Pace University (cum laude) with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance


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Recent Posts

Republicans' international tax reform proposals include lower corporate rate & shift to territorial regime

On October 26, Ways & Means (W&M) Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) released a draft proposal for international tax reform. Two prominent features of the proposal are reducing the maximum corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%, for tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2012, and shifting the U.S.'s international tax regime from a worldwide system to a territorial-based system.

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ASC 740 Fundamental Series Part 7: Calculating Deferred Tax Expense or Benefit

The income tax expense or benefit includes not only current income taxes, but also a deferred income tax component. This deferred portion is calculated by analyzing the change in the company's total net deferred income tax asset or liability from the beginning to the end of the reporting period. Download A Closer Look at ASC 740 at TaxOps Resources for access to full ASC 740 series.

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ASC 740 Fundamental Series Part 8: Determining Uncertain Tax Positions

An uncertain tax position is a tax position taken on a previously filed income tax return or included in the current year tax provision that has a less than a 50% chance of being sustained upon examination by the taxing authorities. Download A Closer Look at ASC 740 at TaxOps Resources for access to the full series.

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Maintaining the auditor/tax preparer divide

Deloitte's 2008 cultural deficiencies reopen discussion on auditor independence.

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Congress Not Behind President's Tax Proposals: Are You?

President Obama's recent tax proposals are unlikely to be approved by Congress in 2011 or 2012, Peter M. Kravitz, director of Congressional and Political Affairs, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) said on September 23. Kravitz, speaking during a webcast sponsored by the AICPA, added that the fate of many soon-to-expire tax extenders is also up in the air.

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