Walnut Creek Office

RINA’s Walnut Creek office is located on the 2nd floor of the Civic Executive Building located just a few blocks from downtown Walnut Creek, and is within easy walking distance to the Walnut Creek BART station. Plentiful parking can be found from either North Civic Drive or Pine Street and is located in the back of this aluminum and glass clad, 3-story, energy-star building.

201 North Civic Drive
Suite 220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Ph: (925) 210-2180

Fax: (925) 210-2190

201 North Civic Drive
Suite 220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Ph: (925) 210-2180

Fax: (925) 210-2190

< Walnut Creek Office

Tom Neff

CPA / Tax Partner / International Tax Co-Chair / Managing Partner

Tom Neff, CPA, is the firm's Managing Partner and Co-Chair of RINA’s International Tax Practice Group. Tom advises family offices investing abroad, foreigners moving to the U.S. or investing in U.S. real estate, Americans moving internationally, and entrepreneurs from other countries establishing a business in the U.S. Tom assists outbound U.S. businesses in structuring overseas operations in a tax-efficient manner and he assists inbound businesses with U.S. entity formation.  These advisory services include reviewing the tax treaties to determine how to efficiently structure intercompany transfer of funds and mergers and acquisitions.  

Tom’s areas of expertise include:

  • Foreign activities of U.S. taxpayers including the use of DISCs;
  • Foreign tax credit utilization;
  • Choice of entity planning including foreign joint ventures, dual-status entities, and foreign branches;
  • Controlled Foreign Corporations (CFC);
  • Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) compliance and planning;
  • Transfer pricing; 
  • Structuring for acquisition, operation and disposition of U.S. real estate;
  • U.S. beneficiaries of foreign trusts; and
  • Gift, trust and estate considerations for non-citizens with U.S. based assets.

Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton, OH in 1986.  Tom joined RINA in 2002 and his background includes nine years with a large Wall Street law firm and 5 years with a CPA firm in New York and the Virgin Islands prior to relocating to San Francisco.  Tom enjoys hiking the Oakland Hills, taking his dog to the beach, attending live rock music concerts and performing monthly with an improv troupe call Butter Boots at the All Out Comedy Theater in Oakland.

RINA got the job done for us, under an extremely tight time schedule. Furthermore, the quality of the job was excellent. They were attentive, competent, and offered extremely valuable advice to minimize our tax liability. Thank you, for your time and talent! 

— Ann Paiva
Community Playgrounds, Inc
.

Tom Neff is the reason we signed up with RINA and will continue to use RINA for our needs.  He brings a level of experience and expertise that we want in our vendors.  He is very proactive and responsive when we have any questions.

— Mo Aabas

Focus
  • International Tax
  • Transfer Pricing Studies
  • Corporate and Multi-State Tax & Consulting
  • Real Estate Partnerships
Industries
  • Professional Services
  • Manufacturers & Distributors
  • Wineries
  • Exporters
Tom Neff, CPA , Tax Stockholder,  International Tax Chair and Chairman of the Board in Oakland.

Tom Neff

CPA / Tax Partner / International Tax Co-Chair / Managing Partner

Tom Neff, CPA, is the firm's Managing Partner and Co-Chair of RINA’s International Tax Practice Group. Tom advises family offices investing abroad, foreigners moving to the U.S. or investing in U.S. real estate, Americans moving internationally, and entrepreneurs from other countries establishing a business in the U.S. Tom assists outbound U.S. businesses in structuring overseas operations in a tax-efficient manner and he assists inbound businesses with U.S. entity formation.  These advisory services include reviewing the tax treaties to determine how to efficiently structure intercompany transfer of funds and mergers and acquisitions.  

Tom’s areas of expertise include:

  • Foreign activities of U.S. taxpayers including the use of DISCs;
  • Foreign tax credit utilization;
  • Choice of entity planning including foreign joint ventures, dual-status entities, and foreign branches;
  • Controlled Foreign Corporations (CFC);
  • Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) compliance and planning;
  • Transfer pricing; 
  • Structuring for acquisition, operation and disposition of U.S. real estate;
  • U.S. beneficiaries of foreign trusts; and
  • Gift, trust and estate considerations for non-citizens with U.S. based assets.

Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton, OH in 1986.  Tom joined RINA in 2002 and his background includes nine years with a large Wall Street law firm and 5 years with a CPA firm in New York and the Virgin Islands prior to relocating to San Francisco.  Tom enjoys hiking the Oakland Hills, taking his dog to the beach, attending live rock music concerts and performing monthly with an improv troupe call Butter Boots at the All Out Comedy Theater in Oakland.

RINA got the job done for us, under an extremely tight time schedule. Furthermore, the quality of the job was excellent. They were attentive, competent, and offered extremely valuable advice to minimize our tax liability. Thank you, for your time and talent! 

— Ann Paiva
Community Playgrounds, Inc
.

Tom Neff is the reason we signed up with RINA and will continue to use RINA for our needs.  He brings a level of experience and expertise that we want in our vendors.  He is very proactive and responsive when we have any questions.

— Mo Aabas

Focus
  • International Tax
  • Transfer Pricing Studies
  • Corporate and Multi-State Tax & Consulting
  • Real Estate Partnerships
Industries
  • Professional Services
  • Manufacturers & Distributors
  • Wineries
  • Exporters

Credentials

University of Dayton, Ohio, Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, 1986

CPA, License, 1998

Golden Gate University, MBA in Taxation, 2004

Licensed Investment Advisor, Series 65

Organizations

California Society of Certified Public Accountants

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

MGI NA International Tax Committee, Chair

CalCPA Education Foundation International Tax Conference, Speaker & Member

R&B Cellars, Board Member

Appointed to Northern California District Export Council, January 2018

Vistage International, Group Member

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