Ryan Director Darcy Kooiker Appointed to State of Washington Task Force for Data and Metrics to Evaluate Tax Preferences

DALLAS, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that Darcy Kooiker, Ryan Director located in the Firm's Seattle, Washington office, has been appointed by the Association of Washington Business to the State of Washington Task Force for Data and Metrics to Evaluate Tax Preferences. The Task Force, established by Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5882 of the Washington 63rd Legislature, 2013 2nd Special Session, was formed to advise the Legislative Auditor regarding appropriate data and metrics that should be included in the tax preference performance statements to evaluate new, extended, or expanded tax preferences. Task Force members include the Legislative Auditor, an economist with extensive state tax experience, and representatives from the Department of Revenue, Association of Washington Business, and Office of Financial Management.

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"Darcy Kooiker has extensive knowledge and experience in finance, tax principles, and accounting systems within a variety of industries for companies throughout the state," said Don C. Brunell, President of the Association of Washington Business. "She is aware of the types of information necessary to develop an accurate estimate of the benefits accruing from the application of a tax incentive and understands the capabilities, costs, and burdens necessary to evaluate those performance metrics."

"Darcy Kooiker is a seasoned tax professional that will provide expert insight and high value to the mission and objectives of the Task Force," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "We are thankful that the Association of Washington Business appointed her to the Task Force and honored to have her share a wealth of tax knowledge and subject-matter expertise."

Ms. Kooiker's Task Force appointment is effective immediately, and the committee has begun drafting the requirements for future Washington state legislative tax preference performance statements.

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Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan is a three-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan's multi-disciplinary team of more than 1,600 professionals and associates serves over 9,000 clients in 40 countries, including many of the world's most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at www.ryan.com

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