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William Samuels
William Samuels
Principal
713.629.0090

PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCE
Current

  • Principal, Ryan, Houston office
    –  Specializes in providing multi-jurisdictional production
        incentives, deductions, and exemptions to a variety of clients
        in the oil and gas industry.  
    • Practice Leader, Ryan, Severance Tax

    Previous

    • Senior Manager, State and Local Tax Services, national
      accounting firm
      –  Specialized in providing state and local tax services for energy
          clients, including sales and use tax, severance tax, and credits
          and incentives.
      • Manager, Excise Tax, national oil and gas company
        –  Responsible for domestic excise tax, sales and use tax,
            severance tax, motor fuels tax, and escheat reporting.
        • Senior Tax Accountant, oil and gas well servicing company
          –  Handled multistate excise tax issues, including sales and use
              tax compliance, audit, and tax planning opportunities.

          PUBLIC SECTOR EXPERIENCE
          Previous

          • Auditor, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

          PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

          Mr. Samuels lectures on various tax topics for Ryan clients and has appeared as a speaker for the following organizations:
          • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
          • National Royalty Conference
          • Petroleum Accounting Society, Houston
          • Tax Executives Institute

          PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

          • Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association

          EDUCATION/ACCREDITATION

          • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, The University of Texas at Austin
          • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Licensed in Texas
            (Ryan is not a CPA firm.)
          Ryan Abandoned and Unclaimed Property Alert: Delaware Unclaimed Property Voluntary Disclosure Program Update.
          A deadline is quickly approaching for unclaimed property, creating a limited window of time for businesses to take action. As of June 30, 2014, the... >More

          Minnesota Sales and Use Tax: Equipment Exemption Enacted.
          Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed legislation that exempts sales and purchases for telecommunications or pay television services machinery and equipment from sales and use tax... >More


          Ryan Named to The Globe and Mail Great Places to Work List; Selected as One of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the Second Consecutive Year.
          Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that the Firm was ranked... >More

          Ryan Selected as One of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas for the Fourth Consecutive Year.
          Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that it... >More
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