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State & Local Tax

Your business crosses borders. Our team will help you navigate your complex state and local tax filing responsibilities. Along the way, we’ll identify key financial opportunities.

There are thousands of local jurisdictions within the United States that impose taxes on individuals and businesses. This is in addition to the 50 states and District of Columbia, each of which impose at least one type of tax.

The maze of these taxes and the impact they can have on a business and a family’s wealth can seem overwhelming.

It is our mission to keep abreast of the ever-changing tax laws, jurisdictional boundaries, pending and enacted legislation, and court decisions so that we can effectively advise our clients regarding how these developments might impact their business.

States are hungry for revenue, which they raise through legislating new taxes and adding enforcement of existing tax laws. We are available and ready to assist you in interpreting and implementing these complicated rules.

Our State and Local Tax (SALT) accounting team will proactively review your business activity regularly to address nexus, tax exposure, sales sourcing, non-business income, and similar issues. We will keep you informed about credits and incentives you may be able to take advantage of where you do business.

Our in-depth understanding of the rules and your business model and operations allows us to identify opportunities for our clients either within the current model or by appropriately structuring new business transactions.

With our SALT expertise, we are able to provide the following types of specialized services:

Income & franchise tax/sales & transaction tax

  • Tax compliance services
  • Nexus analysis and tax exposure quantification
  • Review of filing positions
  • Preparation and processing of refund claims
  • Negotiation and resolution of voluntary compliance
  • Tax Controversy services with full audit defense and negotiation
  • Assistance with development and implementation of tax planning strategies
  • Due diligence assistance for capital raises and transactions
  • Credits and incentives

Tax controversy and dispute resolution

  • Proactive analysis of your business model and practices to quantify exposures before an audit occurs and to support financial statement positions
  • Aid in the development and/or documentation of policies and procedures that stand up under audit
  • Efficiently manage the audit process on your behalf by limiting the interruption to your business while focusing on limiting your exposure and expanding the opportunity for favorable adjustments

Credits & Incentives

There is a myriad of business tax incentives available that are intended to stimulate economic development and investment. We can help you uncover these opportunities and negotiate the sometimes complex compliance required in order to secure the credits and incentives.

Incentives come in a variety of forms including income or franchise tax credits, sales and use tax exemptions and refunds, property tax abatements, reimbursements for training expenses, and favorable financing arrangements. In addition to organic incentives and credits, in many cases, we are able to assist you in securing transferrable credits that help reduce your actual tax cost.

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Do you have sales tax nexus?

Sellers can use our Nexus Calculator tool to determine if they have a requirement to collect and remit sales tax in a specific state.

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Meet Our SALT Leaders

Harriet Strothers

Harriet A. Strothers

Partner, CAO | CPA

Kim Lohr

Kim Lohr


Heather Benson

Heather Benson

Senior Manager | CPA