State and local tax laws often grant broad powers to state and local governments to assess and collect taxes. Many of these laws are not clear and are not well defined. This can make state and local tax matters difficult to resolve.
The average taxpayer will be subject to state and local tax by various states, cities, and other local tax authorities. While many taxpayers plan for Federal taxes, most taxpayers fail to plan for their state and local taxes. This is particularly true for taxpayers who operate in several states.
Taxpayers may only think about these issues once they are contacted by the state or local tax authority. By this time, taxpayers are often at the mercy of state and local tax authorities. This is particularly true when the state or local tax authority is aggressively looking for additional tax revenues.
The ensuing tax disputes often involve nexus (or connection to the state and local taxing authority) issues, Constitutional and jurisdictional issues, and state and local tax procedural defect issues.
Advanced planning can help taxpayers avoid many of these types of issues. Our firm frequently assists taxpayers with state and local tax planning and, if disputes arise, audits, appeals, and litigation.
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