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State & Local Tax

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For many companies, state and local taxes account for more than 50 percent of their total tax liability. Katz, Sapper & Miller’s State and Local Tax Practice is made up of professionals who are knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to finding new ways to reduce your tax burden.

Our State and Local Tax Practice features significant experience in the following areas: 

Multistate Tax
Keeping abreast of the multitude of tax rules and requirements can be a daunting task. Our multistate practice has the experience to guide you in the right direction as your company addresses the complexities of the issues that emerge in all 50 states. We have assisted companies in every facet of compliance and consulting, including performing complex restructurings, nexus studies, refund studies, voluntary disclosure, restructurings, audit defense, training and other compliance assistance. Katz, Sapper & Miller is ready to assist its clients in these and other areas related to state and local taxes across the country.

Economic Development
KSM Economic Development, a part of the Katz, Sapper & Miller Network, works closely with companies across the country during the site selection process, assisting with identifying available sites, providing comparative analysis of qualified locations, and assisting in negotiating and securing economic development programs. KSM Economic Development also provides consulting services to communities, assisting them with the development of economic development strategies or providing behind-the-scenes advice on how to maximize their incentive packages to win deals. During its history, Katz, Sapper & Miller has advised its clients on incentive programs in over 30 states.   

Property Tax
Real and personal property taxes account for a large portion of a business’ tax burden. Managing these costs has become increasingly difficult as companies expand into more jurisdictions, each with different rates and assessment practices. In addition, many states and localities regularly change their rules as they seek to balance the desire for a competitive business environment with ever-increasing demands for funding. 

Our state and local tax group has assisted companies in every facet of property tax compliance and consulting. Our experience includes property valuation, assessment challenges/negotiations, compliance solutions, audit defense and fixed asset analysis. We will use this experience to help you minimize exposure and identify refund opportunities in any jurisdiction.

Unclaimed Property
In this emerging area, our relationships with key decision-making personnel in states help reduce look-back periods and minimize penalties and interest for companies coming into compliance. During audits, these relationships, plus our in-depth experience with unclaimed property, help us identify methods to reduce your assessment. And our technical knowledge about unclaimed property can improve the way you file reports now.