Tax Policy Committee

Our Mission:

The Tax Policy Committee seeks to advocate for tax policies, regulations and legislation that stimulate business prosperity, economic growth, and provide fair, reasonable and efficient administrative policies for taxpayers and government alike.

Specifically, the Tax Policy Committee seeks to:

    • Build coalitions to improve U.S. competitiveness and jobs climate through business tax reform, including lower business tax rates to level the playing field with foreign competitors, adoption of a competitive territorial tax system that does not discriminate against any industry or particular type of income – including income from intangible property and preserving and enhancing the R&D tax credits.
    • Promote statewide tax fairness, certainty and predictability by the Legislature, Franchise Tax Board, Board of Equalization and County Assessors.
    • Closely coordinate efforts on each issue with the Board of Directors, executives, committee members, and overall membership through “CEO and Committee Issue Champions.”

Committee Chairs:

Gus Rivera, Intel

John Despotakis, Apple

Diane Matulich, AMD

Member Company Participants:

    • Accenture
    • AMD
    • Apple
    • Agilent Technologies
    • Applied Materials
    • AT&T
    • Aviat Networks
    • Barracuda Networks
    • Brocade
    • Cisco Systems
    • Comcast
    • Deloitte LLP
    • eBay
    • Ernst & Young LLP
    • Flextronics
    • Genomic Health
    • Grant Thornton
    • HP
    • HPE
    • Huawei
    • Intel Corporation
    • Intuitive Surgical
    • KLA Tencor
    • KPMG LLP
    • Lockheed Martin
    • Mentor Graphics
    • Netflix
    • NXP Semiconductors
    • Power Integrations
    • PWC
    • Qualcomm
    • Samsung
    • San Jose Water Company
    • SunPower Corporation
    • Silicon Valley Bank
    • Synnex
    • Synopsys
    • Tesla
    • Texas Instruments
    • Trimble Navigation
    • Yahoo!

Our Team:

Charles Melton
Director of Government Relations and Tax Policy
cmelton@svlg.org │ 408.501.7881