Darren Labrie, CPA, MST
Principal at Corporate Tax Incentives
Darren brings more than 20 years of tax solutions experience in credits and business incentives. In his current role, Darren focuses on the overall operations of the practice, ensuring the highest level of service to CTI clients. Darren’s responsibilities include identifying, qualifying and negotiating various tax-related and other statutory and economic development incentives. Darren works closely with his contacts at the various state agencies charged with administering business incentives and has helped our clients realize significant benefits in areas such as investment and job-creation credits, federal/state/local benefits related to renewable energy, training credits and grants, work opportunity tax credits, sales and use tax abatements, enterprise zone tax credits, federal empowerment zone credits, welfare-to-work programs and other notable programs. Prior to joining CTI, Darren served as the West Region Business Incentives Leader for Ernst & Young’s State and Local Tax Practice. Darren’s efforts resulted in millions of dollars of tax and financial savings through the garnering of federal, state and local incentives for Fortune 100 companies. In addition, he spent several years working for the Franchise Tax Board as an audit supervisor where he forged many of the key relationships he relies upon today. Darren holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, Sacramento and a master’s degree in taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA, and is a licensed CPA in the State of California.