Organization Directory

If you are calling with questions about your CDTFA account, taxes, or fees, for the quickest response please call us at 1-800-400-7115. Customer Service Representatives are available to assist you Monday through Friday (except on state holidays) from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific time).

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651 Bannon Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95811-0299

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Nicolas Maduros, Director 1-916-309-8300
FAX 1-916-323-9815

Reporting to the Director

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Chief Deputy Director
Trista Gonzalez, Chief Deputy Director 1-916-309-8300
FAX 1-916-323-9815
Senior Advisor
Christine Castillo, Senior Advisor 1-916-309-8300
FAX 1-916-323-9815
Chief Counsel
Chris Schutz, Chief Counsel 1-916-662-2629
FAX 1-916-322-0341
Deputy Directors
Administration Division
Kirsten Clark, Deputy Director
FAX 1-916-322-3866
Financial Management Division
Jason G. Mallet, Chief Financial Officer
Business Tax and Fee Division
Susanne Buehler, Deputy Director
FAX 1-916-322-7175
Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs Division
Tamma Adamek, Deputy Director
FAX 1-916-323-9191
Field Operations Division
Harry Lucho, Deputy Director
Technology Services Division
Scott Capulong, Chief Information Officer

Diversity and Inclusion Office

651 Bannon Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95811-0299

Contact Phone/Fax Email
General Information 1-916-322-7639
FAX 1-916-445-2376
Crystal Maldonado, Manager    

Internal Audit Bureau

651 Bannon Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95811-0299

Contact Phone/Fax Email
General Information 1-916-309-8700
FAX 1-916-322-5610
Chris Lee, Chief 1-916-309-8701  

Legislation Bureau

Contact Phone/Fax Email
General Information 1-916-445-5742
FAX 1-916-445-1813
Michele Linton, Chief 1-916-309-8304

Taxpayers' Rights Advocate Office

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Claudette Yang, Advocate 1-916-309-8302
General Information
Tax Appeals Assistance Program (TAAP)
General Information

651 Bannon Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95811-0299

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Reception 1-916-309-1800
FAX 1-916-327-3483
Scott Capulong, Chief Information Officer 1-916-309-1777  
Information Security Officer
Jamshid (JK) Khazaeepoul, Information Security Officer 1-916-309-1862  

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Kirsten Clark, Deputy Director 1-916-309-0102
FAX 1-916-324-5577

Business Management Bureau

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Doris Brengettsey, Chief 1-916-309-5450
Reception Desk
General Information 1-916-309-5400

Facilities Management Branch

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Thomas Arnold, Chief 1-916-309-5411
Facilities, Leasing, and Planning Section
Lance Simmons, Manager 1-916-309-5410
Team 1
Kier Johnston, Manager 1-916-309-5405
Team 2
Aarron Grohosky, Manager 1-916-309-5401
Security Management Section
Carlos Amaya, Manager 1-916-309-5468
Main Phone Line 1-916-309-5510
Physical Security Unit
Vacant, Manager    

Material Management Branch

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Sabrina Johnson, Chief 1-916-309-5455
Main Phone Line 1-916-309-5421
Acquisitions Management Section
Nicole Newkirk, Manager 1-916-309-5479
Contracts Unit
Po Tin, Manager 1-916-309-5432
Procurement Unit
Lina Lopez, Manager 1-916-309-5416
Support and Asset Management Section
Marissa Fernandez, Manager 1-916-309-5440
Asset Management Unit
Vacant, Manager    
Support Services Unit
Joe Einweck, Manager 1-916-309-5478

Human Resources Bureau

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Adetola Adedipe, Chief 1-916-309-5218
FAX 1-916-322-3866
Reception Desk
Reception and General Information Line 1-916-309-0100
FAX 1-916-445-1722
Labor Relations Office
Mark Magee, Labor Relations Officer 1-916-309-0106
FAX 1-916-322-7010

Personnel Operations Branch

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Rebecca Perez, Personnel Officer 1-916-309-0152
FAX 1-916-445-1722
Desiree Perez, Personnel Operations Section Manager 1-916-309-0259
FAX 1-916-445-1722
Ryan Tressa, Performance Management Section Manager 1-916-309-0127
FAX 1-916-445-1722
Debbie Massello, Medical Management Services Section Manager 1-916-309-0075
FAX 1-916-445-1722

Talent Acquisitions and Organizational Development Branch

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Vacant, Branch Manager
Reanna Graham, Talent Acquisitions Section Manager 1-916-309-0258
FAX 1-916-445-1722
Nathan Nguyen, Talent Acquisitions Section Manager 1-916-309-1932
FAX 1-916-445-1722
Sarah Ganas, Outreach, Enrichment, and Engagement Section Manager 1-916-309-0166
FAX 1-916-445-1722
Mame Polito, Special Projects Section Manager 1-916-309-0237
FAX 1-916-445-1722

Contact Phone/Fax Email
General Information 1-916-445-3811
FAX 1-916-323-9634
Jason G. Mallet, Chief Financial Officer 1-916-309-1338

Accounting and Budgeting Branch

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Ester Cabrera-Diaz, Controller 1-916-309-1250

Accounting Branch

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Reception 1-916-309-1288
FAX 1-916-445-2884
Natsayi Mugobogobo, Chief Accounting Officer 1-916-309-1257
Accounting Analysis Section
David Healey, Manager 1-916-309-1329
Revenue Section
Lily Chan, Manager 1-916-309-1256
Jyotika Singh, Manager 1-916-309-1341
Jonathan McCollum, Manager 1-916-309-1365
Accounting Services Section
Andy Luu, Manager 1-916-309-1324
Travel Services Unit
Annie Dondapati, Supervisor 1-916-309-1310
Employee Services Unit
General Fund and Vendor Services Unit
Fey Saechao, Supervisor 1-916-309-1318

Budgeting Branch

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Reception 1-916-309-1336
FAX 1-916-323-9634
Shryl Thomas, Budget Officer 1-916-309-1251
Budget Change Section
Joshua Lamascus, Manager 1-916-309-1252
Budget Operations Section
Patricia DeAnda, Manager 1-916-309-1253

Financial Operations Bureau

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Steven Mercer, Chief 1-916-309-1339

Local Revenue Branch

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Karen Hughes, Branch Supervisor 1-916-309-5810
Revenue & Jurisdiction Services
Olivia Siu, Supervisor 1-916-309-5946
Return Processing and Allocation
Kuldeep Dosanjh, Supervisor 1-916-309-5835
Return Processing, Revenue and Allocation
Sarah Harmony, Supervisor 1-916-309-5813
Revenue and Verification
Carolyn Insalaco, Supervisor 1-916-309-5833
Cathy Stocker, Supervisor 1-916-309-5843

Research and Statistics Section

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Reception 1-916-309-8451  
Gentian Droboniku, Section Manager 1-916-309-8306

Tax Revenue Branch

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Reception 1-916-322-3433
FAX 1-916-323-9634
Jason Wenceslao, Chief 1-916-309-1337
Eiran Castro, Manager 1-916-309-0200

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Tamma Adamek, Deputy Director 1-916-309-8297
FAX 1-916-323-9191

Office of Public Affairs

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Yating Campbell, Manager 1-916-309-8488
General Information 1-916-309-8488  

Customer Service Center

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Thor Dunn, Chief 1-916-309-8298
Public Numbers
800 Number Assistance 1-800-400-7115  
Tax Evasion Hotline 1-888-334-3300  
Tax Practitioner Hotline 1-800-401-3661  

Production and Creative Services Bureau

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Stephany Jordan, Manager 1-916-309-8436

Media Production & Live Event Bureau

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Fred Mittermayr, Manager 1-916-309-8299

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Susanne Buehler, Deputy Director 1-916-309-5200
FAX 1-916-322-7175

Program and Compliance Bureau (directs the activities of the Compliance Branch, the Return Processing Branch, and the Timber Tax Section)

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Reception/General Information 1-916-309-0379
FAX 1-916-323-3204
James Dahlen, Chief 1-916-309-8250
Compliance Branch (registration, licensing and collections of 25+ special tax and fee programs)
Mel Chan, Administrator 1-916-309-8069
Return Processing Branch (return processing of 25+ special taxes and fee programs)
Joy Gonzales-Cabatic, Administrator 1-916-309-8067
Timber Tax Section (determines the harvest values of timber and timberland production zone values)
Mike Doyich, Senior Forest Property Appraiser 1-916-309-8560

Audit and Carrier Bureau (directs the activities of the Appeals and Data Analysis Branch, the Audit Examination Branch, and the Motor Carrier Office)

Contact Phone/Fax Email
General Information 1-916-309-0277  
Brian Kimsey, Chief 1-916-309-0401
Appeals and Data Analysis Branch (processes petitions and claims for refund for special tax and fee accounts; resolves fuel tax reporting discrepancies)
Reception/General Information 1-916-309-0284  
LaDaughn Coilton, Administrator 1-951-880-2135
Audit Examination Branch (conducts audits and examinations of special tax and fee accounts)
Reception/General Information 1-916-309-0361  
Christopher Miller, Administrator 1-916-309-0362
Motor Carrier Office (provides comprehensive audit, compliance, and collection services for interstate motor carriers and certain diesel and alternative fuel accounts)
West Sacramento
1030 Riverside Parkway, Suite 125
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Reception/General Information 1-800-400-7115 (CRS:711)  
Elisa Amezcua, Administrator 1-916-309-0909

Tax Policy Bureau (directs the activities of the Program Administration Branch, the Business Taxes Committee and Training Section, the Compliance and Technology Section, the Audit and Information Section, and the Data Analysis Section)

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Aimee Olhiser, Chief 1-916-309-5202
FAX 1-916-322-4530
Program Administration Branch (special tax and fee program implementation and maintenance)
Reception/General Information 1-916-309-0379
FAX 1-916-324-2554
Sandy Barrow, Administrator 1-916-309-0376
Business Taxes Committee and Training Section (coordinates regulatory, policy manual, and training material changes and conducts tax and fee training)
Reception 1-916-309-5398
FAX 1-916-322-2958
Vacant Section Supervisor 1-916-309-5218  
Compliance and Technology Section (compliance policy & procedure development and online services management)
Reception 1-916-309-5399
FAX 1-916-322-4530
Chris Davis, Administrator 1-916-309-5311
Audit and Information Section (audit policy & procedure development and taxpayer advisory services)
Reception 1-916-309-5223
FAX 1-916-322-0187
Greg Buehrer, Section Supervisor 1-916-309-5224  
Data Analysis Section (centralized data source for reports, audit selection, data and trend analysis)
Brad Miller, Section Supervisor 1-916-309-5215

Headquarters Operations Bureau (directs the activities of the Petitions Section, the Audit Determination and Refund Section, the Consumer Use Tax Section, and the Return Analysis and Allocation Section)

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Jason Parker, Chief 1-916-309-5201
FAX 1-916-322-7175
Petitions Section (coordinates and processes sales and use tax appeals and adjust department assessed liabilities)
Reception 1-916-445-2259
FAX 1-916-324-0678
Thomas Hopkins, Section Supervisor 1-916-309-5076  
Audit Determination and Refund Section (process refunds for sales and use tax, lumber assessment, mobile telephone service, gasoline and diesel sales)
Reception 1-916-445-1315
FAX 1-916-445-2249
Eddy Iyoha, Section Supervisor 1-916-309-5033  
Consumer Use Tax Section (oversees use tax related to private party transactions of vehicles, vessels, aircraft, and mobile homes)
General Information 1-916-445-9524
FAX 1-916-324-2491
Jennifer Miller, Section Supervisor 1-916-309-8288  
Return Analysis and Allocation Section (performs the analysis, adjustment, and maintenance on sales and use tax returns; performs electronic payment maintenance, issue billings, and process relief requests)
General Information 1-916-445-7732  
Daniel Costan, Administrator 1-916-309-8274
FAX 1-916-323-0478

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Harry Lucho, Deputy Director 1-916-309-8204
Mike Skikos, Assistant Deputy Director-Audit 1-916-309-8203
Cinnamon Tolan, Assistant Deputy Director-Compliance 1-510-906-1610
Vacant, Operations Administrator

Use Tax Collections Bureau

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Reception 1-916-309-8150
FAX 1-916-322-7288
Eva Delgado, Administrator 1-916-309-8190
Interstate Commerce Analysis Team & In-State Service Group:
Victoria Garcia, Audit/Compliance Principal 1-951-289-3021
US Customs & Compliance Teams:
Brian Coty, Compliance Principal 1-916-309-8227
Consumer Use Tax & Compliance Teams:
Gilbert Miranda, Compliance Principal 1-916-309-8151

Computer Audit Specialist Section (audit support with complex electronic data and statistical sampling issues)

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Jeffrey Wolf, Section Supervisor 1-312-201-5300

Tax Investigations and Inspections Bureau

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Vacant, Chief    
Investigations Section
Gina Fong, Administrator 1-916-309-5651
FAX 1-916-324-1578
Keri Ramirez, Principal 1-951-880-2393
FAX 1-562-466-1624
Inspections Section
Vacant, Administrator  
FAX 1-916-324-1578
Tina Cooley, Principal 1-916-309-0685
FAX 1-916-324-1578
Cannabis & Sales Suppression Section
Warren Klomp, Administrator 1-818-543-4957
Michael McGuinness, Audit Supervisor 1-415-308-0617
Erik Arreola, Compliance Supervisor 1-909-253-4896
Chaz Tyler, Audit Supervisor 1-626-671-1572

Collections Support Bureau

Contact Phone/Fax Email
General Information 1-916-309-5650
FAX 1-916-327-0615
Thomas Gates, Administrator 1-916-309-8275
Bankruptcy Section
Monique Strootman, Principal 1-916-309-8205
Liens & Specialized Collections Section
Daniel Amarillas, Principal 1-916-309-5652

Contact Phone/Fax Email
Cerritos Office (AA)
General Information 1-562-356-1102
FAX 1-562-402-8503
Manuel Henriquez, Administrator 1-562-356-1113
Victor Lorenzo-Chimil, Audit Principal 1-562-356-1140
John Bouldin, Compliance Principal 1-562-356-1110
Culver City Office (AS)
General Information 1-310-342-1000
FAX 1-310-342-1061
Vickie Vassiliou, Administrator 1-213-712-1084
Albert Lai, Audit Principal 1-213-712-1049
Eduardo Villegas, Compliance Principal 1-213-712-1166
Diamond Bar (AP)
General Information 1-626-480-7200
FAX 1-626-480-7260
Dina Hay, Administrator 1-626-671-3010
Elsa Yanez, Audit Principal 1-626-671-2540
William Tucker, Compliance Principal 1-626-671-2630
Glendale Office (AC)
General Information 1-818-543-4900
FAX 1-818-551-2946
Paolo Maniego, Administrator 1-818-543-4910
Silva Saghbazarian, Audit Principal 1-818-543-5414
Michelle Creencia, Compliance Principal 1-818-543-4978
Fresno Office (DF)
General Information 1-559-440-5330
FAX 1-559-440-5503
Vacant, Administrator    
Judy Flores-Hansen, Audit Principal 1-559-446-6901
Elda Velazquez, Compliance Principal 1-559-446-6932
Bakersfield Office (DFB)
General Information 1-661-395-2880
FAX 1-661-395-2588
Irvine Office (EA)
General Information 1-949-440-3473  
Angela M. Lealuga, Administrator 1-949-224-4800
Crystal Guzman, Audit Principal 1-949-224-4821
Francine Pham, Compliance Principal 1-949-224-4814
Oakland Office (CH)
General Information 1-510-622-4100
FAX 1-510-622-4175
Sheri Checchi, Administrator 1-510-906-1490
Scott Mittan, Audit Principal 1-510-906-1493
Bernadette Thrower, Compliance Principal 1-510-906-1607
Riverside Office (EH)
General Information 1-951-680-6400
FAX 1-951-680-6426
Brent Calhoun, Administrator 1-951-880-2065
Michelle Miller, Audit Principal 1-951-880-2098
Onitsha Marville, Compliance Principal 1-951-880-0556
Rancho Mirage Office (EHC)
General Information 1-760-770-4828
FAX 1-760-770-6876
Kathleen O'Rourke, Office Supervisor 1-760-776-3126
Sacramento Office (KH)
General Information 1-916-227-6700  
Jeremiah Oakden, Administrator 1-916-309-8781
Lawrence Tom, Audit Principal 1-916-309-8795
Sharon Fong, Compliance Principal 1-916-309-8816
Stephen Ho, Compliance Principal 1-916-309-8819
Redding Office (KHM)
General Information 1-530-224-4729  
Elaine Steed, Office Supervisor 1-530-395-5889
San Diego Office (FH)
General Information 1-858-385-4700
FAX 1-858-675-4100
Linda Luna, Administrator 1-858-385-4800
Jeremy Keller, Audit Principal 1-858-385-4814
Leon Macey, Compliance Principal 1-858-385-4805
El Centro Office (FHA)*
General Information 1-760-352-3431
FAX 1-760-352-8149
San Francisco Office (BH)
General Information 1-415-356-6600
FAX 1-415-356-6762
Vacant, Administrator
Bing "Jenny" Yee, Audit Principal 1-650-502-1603
Chantale Sawaya, Compliance Principal 1-650-502-1656
San Jose Office (GH)
General Information 1-408-277-1231
FAX 1-408-277-8262
Veronica Santillanes, Administrator 1-408-938-7751
Chu Hwang, Audit Principal 1-408-938-7799
Carmen Rubio, Compliance Principal 1-408-938-7737
Salinas Office (GHC)
General Information 1-831-754-4500
FAX 1-831-755-7921
Santa Rosa Office (JH)
50 D Street, Room 230
Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4771
General Information 1-707-576-2100
FAX 1-707-576-2113
James Goan, Administrator 1-707-890-6232
Joanne Barry, Audit Principal 1-707-890-6211
Suzanne Crutison, Compliance Principal 1-707-862-3510
Fairfield Office (JHF)
General Information 1-707-427-4800
FAX 1-707-427-4815
Jason Harris, Office Supervisor 1-707-862-3539
Ventura Office (AR)
General Information 1-805-677-2700
FAX 1-805-677-2710
Stephanie Gonzalez, Administrator 1-661-222-6091
Constantino Martinez, Audit Principal 1-661-222-6051
Elvia Padilla, Compliance Principal 1-805-856-3919

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Western States-Sacramento Office (OH)
General Information 1-916-227-6600
FAX 1-916-227-6641
John Feeley, Administrator 1-212-551-4444
Theresa Portillo, Audit Principal 1-916-309-8949
Kenneth Lawson, Compliance Principal 1-916-309-8958
Chicago Office (OHA)
General Information 1-312-201-5300
FAX 1-312-782-7280
Bryan White, Audit Principal 1-312-201-3209
New York Office (OHB)
General Information 1-212-697-4680
FAX 1-212-697-5146
Lucile Delva, Audit Principal 1-212-551-4085
FAX 1-212-697-4774
Houston Office (OHC)
General Information 1-713-739-3900
FAX 1-713-739-9027
Stacie Hollingsworth, Audit Principal 1-713-739-3904
Building Information

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding state holidays. Appointments are recommended. Call your nearest office to make an appointment.

* Office is closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.