• Sam Stephens - Seasoned Indirect Tax Manager Seeking New Position

    I have extensive experience through a long tenure at a very large, complex and sophisticated multinational manufacturer operating in every state in the U.S.  This includes compliance, audits, appeals, planning and incentives in both sales & use and property tax.  In addition, I was responsible for identifying and resolving indirect tax issues with our M&A due diligence, acquisition integration and complex internal corporate reorganizations.  I have several years of soup-to-nuts experience with Canadian transaction taxes as well, and a foundational knowledge of VAT in Europe and Latin America.  I also have demonstrated skills in directing the efforts of a large team of tax professionals.

    I am open to full- or part-time project/contract work, as well as a permanent position.  The Portland, OR metro area is home, but I am open to relocation as well.

    For more details, please look me up on, or contact me at
  • 2017-2018 Meeting Schedule

    September 19 - Congressman Adrian Smith
    October 17 - Corporate Tax Management
    January 23 - IRS Administrative Affairs / Federal
    February 20 - Financial Reporting
    March 20 - International
    May 15 - State & Annual Meeting
    Fall Training - November 7, 2017
    Spring Training - April 24, 2018
  • Lithia Motors - Open Tax Positions

    Lithia Motors has announced two open tax positions:

    • Sales and Use Tax Supervisor
    • State and Local Tax Manager
    The positions are located at Lithia Motors headquarters in beautiful Medford, Oregon, with the possibility for the right candidate of working remotely.

    The job descriptions for both postings are located in the library in the folder "Open Tax Positions - Oregon."

    Please contact the recruiter, Heather Lipana, directly with your questions or application. Her contact information is as follows:
    Phone: 541-734-3011
  • TEI - Atlanta Chapter - Luncheon - March 20, 2018

    Save the date.
    Maggianos Cumberland
  • April 20, 2018

    Special SALT seminar sponsored by RSM to be held at Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph, NJ.
  • February 23, 2018

    All day seminar sponsored by EY. To be held at the Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph, NJ.
  • Next Meeting 1.23

    Join us for the next meeting on January 23rd from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Des Moines Golf & Country Club to discuss "M&A - What is Tax Due Diligence".​
  • Maintenance Announcement

    TEI Connect's system will be performing infrastructure maintenance on Saturday, October 28, 2017.   Saturday's maintenance window will begin at 11 PM ET.

    Although there may be a brief downtime during the maintenance window, TEI Connect will not be down during the entire allotted time frame. 

    We apologize for the disruption and appreciate your patience. Please let us know if you have any questions.
  • Need help navigating the site? Or maybe need to update your profile?

    Watch the NY chapter webinar (9/21/2017) now on youtube!
  • Congressman Adrian Smith from Nebraska's 3rd District and Member of the House Ways & Means Committee

    ​We are excited to announce that our first speaker will be Congressman Adrian Smith from Nebraska's 3rd District.  Congressman Smith is a member of the House Ways & Means Committee and will be speaking on Tax Reform.  The meeting begins at 11:00, followed by lunch.  Sign up now!
  • Detroit Chapter September Meeting

    Save September 19th on your calendar.
  • President's Message - 2017

    On behalf of our Board and Officers of TEI Silicon Valley Chapter, welcome to the President’s first message from our new TEI.connect website. It’s going to be a dynamic year. Our TEI Silicon Valley Chapter is the largest of all TEI chapters across the world. We organize approximately 15 tax seminars each year, tax school, a summer happy hour, and a holiday party in December for Tax Professionals. We are here to serve you. From this website, you will be able view and register for all of our TEI tax seminars conferences and view the latest posts and tax law updates. 

    The Silicon Valley Chapter of the Tax Executives Institute has 400+ members representing over 165 companies. Our membership includes in-house tax professionals working in Silicon Valley and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area. Our members are business executives who are responsible for taxation matters on an administrative or policy-making level, or whose work is otherwise primarily concerned with the challenges of business taxation.
  • Join Silicon Valley Chapter's LinkedIn Page