Gian P. Pazzia | KBKG Principal

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GIAN P. PAZZIA, CCSP

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Gian is currently CEO of KBKG and oversees all strategic initiatives for the company. He has over 20 years of experience in the specialty tax industry.

Gian is a recognized leader in the cost segregation field serving as a former President (2013-2015 term) of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (www.ASCSP.org) and held a seat on their Board of Directors for a decade. While he was chair of their Technical Standards committee, he led efforts to publish the first set of standards all cost segregation reports must follow in order to be stamped by a Certified Member (MQS Report Requirements Appendix MQS 2011-1 Issued October 21, 2010). He coordinated ASCSP’s remarks on numerous issues including comments to the IRS on the newly issued “Repair Regulations” (December of 2011); commentary on the AmeriSouth XXXII., vs. Commissioner case; and the Peco Foods vs. Commissioner case. As President of ASCSP, Gian assisted the Internal Revenue Service by providing feedback on amendments to the IRS Cost Segregation Audit Techniques Guide prior to public release.

Gian was one of the first in the country to become a "Certified Cost Segregation Professional" (CCSP) and one of the few that has provided expert witness testimony on Cost Segregation issues before the IRS. Prior to joining KBKG, Gian worked at two of the Big Four accounting firms. At PWC in Chicago, he served on the National Cost Segregation Consistency Committee where he was responsible for the development of their proprietary cost segregation software. He also developed their first in-house advanced engineering training program.

Gian has been published in various journals such as Accounting Today, AICPA’s Tax Advisor, and BNA Bloomberg. He’s been invited to speak to thousands of CPAs through associations including the AICPA, California Society of CPAs, National Association of Tax Professionals, Oregon Society of CPAs, Washington Society of CPAs, Illinois Society of CPAs, Colorado Society of CPAs and more. A full list of Gian’s published articles can be found on his linked in profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/costsegregationservices/

Gian graduated from Purdue University with BS in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in Structural Design. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers as well as a lifetime member of Chi Epsilon, a civil engineering honorary fraternity.

Key Experience and Affiliations

  • ASCSP Certified Cost Segregation Specialist: Member #C0029-07
  • Expert witness for cost segregation matters before the IRS
  • Instructor and author for numerous national educational groups
  • Real Estate Roundtable - Associate Council Member (2019 - Present)
  • Member of California Society of CPAs
  • American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals:
    • 2013-2015: Former President of ASCSP
    • 2009-2013: Chair of Technical Standards Committee
    • 2007-2016: Board of Directors

Favorite Sports Teams

Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, Purdue Boilermakers, Boston Bruins

Hobbies and Interests

Surfing, Fishing, Golf, Tennis, Guitar, Snorkeling

» Video Interview: The Progressive Accountant with Gian Pazzia

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