Tom Towson,  Director, Employment Tax Consulting

“In America, there are two tax systems; one for the informed and one for the uninformed. Both are legal.” Judge Learned Hand

About the Author

Tom is the Director of Employment Tax Consulting at Equifax, assisting employers in identifying and recovering overpaid tax, managing employment tax costs, and minimizing compliance risks. He has over 30 years of consulting experience in all aspects of taxation, specializing in employment tax matters (primarily focused on state unemployment insurance) associated with mergers & acquisitions, tax authority representation, and strategic planning.

Tom is a Certified Public Accountant. He graduated Cum Laude from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and from the University of Missouri—St. Louis with a Master’s Degree in Accounting (emphasis in taxation).

View All

All Authors

Maria Hayes Key Initiatives Leader
Byron McDuffee
Shelley Kirchhoff Sales Leader, Government Enterprise Services
Chris Atwood Senior Vice President, Senior Marketing Officer at Equifax
Lyra Hankins Director, Product Marketing, Data-driven Marketing 
Carlie Christensen Senior Director, Equifax Government Relations
Kurt Baumberger
Dawn Gibson Appeal Board Review Specialist – Appellate
Aparna Sheth Director, Product Management, Equifax
Courtney Grantham Senior Director, Portfolio Marketing Leader
Jay Wooley Product Leader for Credit Marketing Services
Randa Hamade
Gordon Middleton Director of Legal Compliance
Adrien Borger Director of Talent Solutions Strategy
Jay Walsweer
Nikki Washington Director, Solutions Marketing
Shelly Nischbach Vice President, Verification Services – Consumer Finance, Equifax Workforce Solutions
Michael Barnes Government Vertical Marketing Leader
Lee Grice Enterprise Solutions Enabler
Chris Pfeltz Director, Major Accounts
Rebecca Kritzman Vice President, Risk Marketing Leader
Matthew Turner Principal Mathematical Statistician
Kseniya Zubkova Marketing Project Manager and Analyst
Benjamin Teal
Olivia Voltaggio
Blake Hanlon VP of Government Relations
Megan Murray Marketing Director, Data-driven Marketing
Chad Whittenberg Sr. Director – Data Services Product Leader
Will Kern Senior Director, Solution Architecture - Equifax Government Services
Kevin Pipkins Director, Product Marketing for Employer Services with Workforce Solutions
Jason Fry AVP of Employer Services Marketing and Product
Ian Wright Chief Insights Officer - Data-driven Marketing
Peter Oburu Vice President, Data and Presales Analytics
Rori Carney Director, Employment Tax Services
Prasanna Dhoré Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Theresa Freas Leader of USIS Demand Marketing
Angelica Jeffreys Vice President-Enterprise Alliance Partners-Automotive
Miranda Glancy Industry Marketer for Banking and Lending
Styletta Carter Senior Director, Product Marketing
Katherine Doe Director, Product Marketing, Banking and Lending
Jenna Ostmann Marketing Director for Mortgage and Housing
John Stremel VP of Sales for automotive digital solutions at Equifax
Joel Hardi Solutions Consultant - Government Services
Nicole Brooks Sr. Director, Portfolio Marketing, Mortgage and Housing
Lee Goldman Senior Director and Portfolio Marketing Leader
Kevin Leslie Vertical Marketing Leader
Todd Hoover Marketing Practice Leader
Jennifer Henry Vice President, Vertical Marketing Leader, Equifax Mortgage Services
Dave Caldwell Director of Product Marketing, Unemployment Cost Management
Jessie Lambert
Mary Beth Parker
Clair Wallace Industry Marketer
Vishal Puri Senior Director of Product Management
Kristi Kovalak VP, Strategic Communications
Rissa Reddan SVP Marketing, Commercial
John Ray Senior Director, Identity and Fraud Analytics
Scott Shipman AVP of Tax Credits and Incentives, Workforce Solutions
Matt Wiley Channels & Alliance Manager, Insurance Solutions
Rae Conlan Marketing Director, Data and Analytics
Brandi Hamilton Content and Communication Strategist
Josh Sledge Director on the Program Team, Center for Financial Services Innovation
David Adams Senior Director Product Marketing
Lena Bourgeois Vice President, Enterprise Alliances Automotive
Jeff Sporn Chief Digital Officer, Data-driven Marketing
Megan Jentz
Tom Towson Director, Employment Tax Consulting
John Fenstermaker VP, Chief Innovation Architect - Data & Analytics
Rosie Biundo Senior Director of Product Marketing - Mortgage Services
Stephanie Gunselman
Flor Santiesteban Product Marketing Manager
Laurie Anderson
Faith Leonard
Juan Cole Vice President, Government Services
Daniel Jean Associate Vice President, Identity and Fraud Product Management
Priscilla Wanyeki Industry Marketing Director
Jennifer Reid VP, Vertical Marketing Leader - Automotive
Tatiana Burn Portfolio Marketer
Sriram Tirunellayi Vice President, Data and Analytics
Tha Vin Content Strategist for Data and Analytics
Nikole Thompson Portfolio Marketer
Paige Sullivan
Isio Nelson SVP, Emerging and Differentiated Services
Peter W. Maynard, PhD SVP Equifax Global Capabilities
Amy Graybill Vice President, Product Innovation and Management, Enterprise Insights and Core Data
Seth Kronemeyer US Strategy and Innovation Leader
Elizabeth Fairman Vice President of B2B Marketing
Erin Merz
Ashley Morris
Linda Touch VP of Marketing for Identity and Fraud Solutions
Tricia Gabberty Senior Marketing Officer/Capabilities Marketing Leader, DDM
Tyler Sawyer Vice President, Rental and Real Estate Sector
Kate Walker Public Relations Leader, Equifax USIS
Wesley Toner Senior Director of Product Management - Insurance
Darby Coe VP of Digital Strategy and Web Experiences
Craig Sims VP of Product Management for Automotive
Jamie Bassaline
Christy Abend Director, Product Management, ACA
Naser Hamdi Senior Vice President of Data and Analytics
Christopher Yasko VP, Equifax Data Science Lab
Mike McBurnett Distinguished Scientist