Daniel Holcomb, CPA

Daniel Holcomb, CPA

Director of State & Local Tax


Director of State & Local Tax

Former Texas Comptroller, State Tax Auditor, Supervisor & Trainer, 26 Years


Phone/Fax/SMS: 972-619-9632 Email: Daniel.Holcomb@TexasTaxGroup.com


B.B.A. in Accounting – University of Texas, Arlington 1984 CPA Certification 1990

Practice Areas

  • Sales & Use Tax
  • Direct Pay Sales Tax
  • Franchise Tax
  • Fuels Tax
  • Motor Vehicle Tax
  • Tax Policy
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Voluntary Disclosure Agreements
  • Settlements


State Tax Consultant (2013-2015), assisting clients with:
  • Audit Defense
  • Voluntary Disclosure
  • Alternative Reporting Methods
Peisner, Johnson & Company, L.L.P. (2004 -2013):
  • Managed Texas State Tax Consulting Business and performed work on complex cases for all services provided which included audit defense, administrative hearings, tax policy rulings, voluntary disclosure agreements, settlements, and refunds. Also, provided these same services on a multi-state basis as well.
  • Filed initial hearing regarding election of the reporting methods for Texas Franchise Tax. Ultimately, the Comptroller changed the policy regarding reporting methods.
  • Provided training to various clients on tax policy and presented seminars to various accounting organizations.
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (1977 – 2003):
  • Austin Headquarters (1977 – 1981)
    • Revenue Processing
    • Revenue Accounting
    • Fuels Tax
    • Legal Division
    • Enforcement Divisions
    • Worked on Joint Task Force Projects with other government agencies.
  • Audit Division (1981 – 2003)
    • Audited all major taxes, including Sales, Franchise, Fuels, Cigarette, and Motor Vehicle on businesses of all sizes and types.
    • Appointed to Franchise Tax Refund Task Force in 1988 regarding refunds per Texas Supreme Court Rulings.
    • Organized and implemented specialization of Texas Franchise Tax Audits in 1990.
    • Responsible for training franchise tax auditors until leaving in 2003.

Professional Activities

  • Certified Public Accountant (Since August, 1990)
  • Member TSCPA and presently a member of the TSCPA State Taxation Conference Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker/Instructor for Texas Comptroller –Franchise Tax Audit Class (1990 – 2003)
  • Speaker Tax Alliance Conference U.T. Dallas
  • Speaker West Texas Society of CPA’s
  • Speaker Plano/Richardson CPA Study Group

Short list of audits conducted while with the Texas Comptroller

Electronic Data Systems Corporation Mary Kay Inc. Helzberg’s Diamonds Shops, Inc. McCaw Cellular Communications Of Texas Forest Oil Permian Corporation Jenco Wholesale Nurseries Inc NEC America Inc Rubbermaid Incorporated Alcatel USA Marketing, Inc Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation General Dynamics Corporation Officemax Incorporated Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. Chevron Pipe Line Company Chevron Chemical Company Occidental Petroleum Exploration Microsoft Corporation GTE Southwest Incorporated WD-40 Company Alcatel Usa, Inc. Purina Mills Inc. Marathon Pipe Line Company Alcon Laboratories, Inc. CBS Corporation Federal Express Corporation The Neiman Marcus Group LLC Nike, Inc. Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. Principal Financial Securities, Inc. Texas Instruments Incorporated J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc. Jack In The Box Inc. Family Dollar Stores Of Texas Inc American Multi-Cinema, Inc. D. R. Horton, Inc. W. H. Braum, Inc. Bayer Corporation Glaxco Wellcome Inc. McDonnell Douglas Corporation Martex Drilling Company, L.L.C. Oracle Corporation Golden Distributing Enterprises, LP Kyocera America, Inc. Murphy Oil Usa Inc. Briggs-Weaver Inc. Libbey Glass Inc. General Motors Financial Company, Inc. Union Oil Company Of California Brookshire Brothers Holding Inc Cici Enterprises, LP BP Exploration & Oil Inc Alcoa Inc. Callaway Golf Company

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