Eric is a Tax Associate with over 8 years of auditing and tax experience. He assists clients with Ohio Sales and Use tax including conducting audit defenses, refund reviews, tax research, voluntary disclosures, and tax planning and compliance.
Prior to Joining Zaino Hall & Farrin LLC, Eric worked as a Tax Examiner Specialist in the Audit Division at the Ohio Department of Taxation. He specialized in coordinating and conducting Ohio Sales and Use tax audits and refund investigations. He worked with businesses of all sizes and various industry types, including manufacturers, construction contractors, healthcare facilities, restaurants, and various retailers. Eric conducted audits using a variety of audit methodologies, including statistical sampling and block sampling. In addition to Sales and Use Tax, he also conducted audits for Ohio Commercial Activity Tax (CAT), Employer Withholding Tax, and International Fuel Tax (IFTA). Eric also served as a mentor to less experienced auditors in Sales and Use Tax.
Before joining the Ohio Department of Taxation, Eric worked for over a decade as an Assistant General Manager for Donato’s Pizza at multiple locations throughout the Columbus area. He was responsible for total gross profit, controllable costs, staffing and training, personnel files, cash controls, and shift management. Eric enjoyed working in a variety of different locations and environments with a vast array of people.
Eric and his family reside in Powell, Ohio. Eric’s wife, Maria, works as a registered nurse at the Department of Veteran Affairs. Eric and Maria are the proud parents of two daughters, Emma and Brooke, and their goldendoodle Murphy.