» Todd A. Carper
Adjunct Faculty

Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Todd A. Carper
University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts
Loyola Marymount University, Juris Doctor

Todd Carper is a Principal in Ernst & Young’s West Sub-Area Indirect and State & Local Tax (“SALT”) Practice and he is based in Irvine, California, where he has more than fifteen years experience with the firm. Todd serves as E&Y’s Indirect/SALT Market Leader for the Irvine office, responsible for the management and implementation of indirect and state tax projects and services for clients in Orange County and throughout Southern California. Todd specializes in multi-state income/franchise taxes as well as state and federal business credits and incentives, and also coordinates services with respect to sales and use tax, property tax, employment tax, medical device excise tax, VAT and customs for clients. Todd also serves as the Area Director of Income/Franchise Tax (“ADIFT”) for the West Sub-Area SALT practice. In this role, he is responsible for teaming with the firm’s National Tax Department as well as driving key income/franchise tax initiatives and opportunities and implementing best practices throughout the West Sub-Area SALT team.


Todd has significant experience in federal and multi-state income/franchise tax issues, controversy, bankruptcy, corporate reorganizations and acquisitions, strategic planning, and SALT-related tax accounting and risk advisory services. His experience also includes state and federal tax credits, enterprise and empowerment zone programs, and related tax planning. Todd has served both public and private multi-state and multi-national clients in a variety of industries including technology, manufacturing, engineering, health sciences, real estate, services, distribution, and retail/consumer products.

Education and Affiliations

Todd holds a B.A. from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. Todd is an Adjunct Professor of State & Local Tax at Chapman University School of Law in Orange, CA. Todd is a member of the California State Bar.