After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the United States Marine Corps in 1970, Joseph F. Micallef began college at Bryant and Stratton. Upon graduating with honors in 1973 and achieving his Degree in Taxation the following year, Mr. Micallef was immediately hired by the San Jose Office of the California State Board of Equalization (Board). After eight years of loyal service with the Board, Mr. Micallef was increasingly frustrated with the injustices the Board’s auditors were perpetrating on taxpayers.
In 1980, Mr. Micallef, as former Auditor, Field Audit Supervisor and State-wide Instructor for the California State Board of Equalization, founded what would become the largest independent sales and use tax consulting firm in the State of California. With eight years of audit experience from within the agency to draw upon, Micallef's goal is to equalize the generally uneven struggles and injustices among between struggling business people who are required to report to the State Board "audit machine".
In Mr. Micallef's extensive experience in arguing disputed tax issues before the Board, he and his company have successfully represented over 4,000 taxpayers and also effectively argued over 20,000 separate tax issues. His clients include businesses from small sole proprietors to large multinational corporations and represent every type of business covered by the Board’s 120 different regulations directly covering businesses from A to Z…aircraft dealers, contractors, mergers and acquisitions to zoos.
Joseph F. Micallef is a California Court Qualified Sales Tax Expert who is dedicated to providing innovative, in-depth solutions for sales and use tax problems. Working as a team with you and your staff, his highly skilled consultants will tailor every engagement to fit the unique needs of your situation. His mission is to provide the highest level of professional service available in our specialized field of taxation.
"I would like to thank you again for your time, energy and effort in helping us save nearly $200,000 in proposed sales tax assessments. I could not be more thrilled that you were able to achieve a positive result despite our lack of upfront planning. Although you and your firm were successful in obtaining our exemption, the process would have been far less complicated had I simply sought your counsel in advance. I will not repeat this mistake in the future. Thanks again for a great result in a challenging engagement."
– Mark A. Rosenthal, Manager
Eleigh Aviation, LLC