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Mark Patterson

Mark Patterson

Verizon Communications, Inc.
Director - Transaction Tax
Baskin Ridge, NJ, USA


Mark Patterson is a Director in the Transaction Tax Audit Group at Verizon Communications, Inc. in New Jersey.

Prior to joining Verizon, Mark was Director in the New York State and Local Tax of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mark has been with PricewaterhouseCoopers since 1994.

He is a Sales and Use Tax specialist, specializing in the areas of business transaction analysis and planning, audit defense and appeal, sales tax automation, reverse sales and use tax audits and sales and use/excise tax compliance services. Mark has assisted numerous Fortune 1000 clients in such industries as retail, manufacturing, utilities, telecommunications, entertainment, transportation, and financial services.

In addition to his experience at PwC, Mark has seven years of experience in the manufacturing industry where he held the positions in the corporate accounting and tax. His responsibilities included sales and use tax compliance, audit defense, sales tax automation, transaction analysis, fixed asset accounting, and depreciation system implementation and maintenance.

Mark is a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He is also a member of the Institute of Professionals in Taxation and is a Certified Member of the Institute (CMI).

Mark has lectured at numerous continuing education programs including Council on State Taxation (COST), Committee of Banking Institutions on Taxation and Lorman Education.

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