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Our automotive tax advisors are continually monitoring legislative, regulatory, and precedent-setting developments so that you and your organization can take full advantage of opportunities to reduce your tax burden.

Automotive Tax Consulting

We’ll help you find every opportunity to save
Saving on taxes is like money in the bank. It’s an easy concept to understand, but a hard concept to execute because tax laws are always changing. That is why our automotive tax advisors are continually monitoring legislative, regulatory, and precedent-setting developments in tax law that impact your industry.

As regulations at the local, state, federal, and international levels change, our tax planning consultants are continually developing new tax strategies and amending existing tax strategies so that your organization and you can take full advantage of opportunities to reduce your tax burden.

When the strategy calls for it, we also can draw on a multi disciplinary team of specialists. For instance, we have lawyers, engineers, architects, and energy experts who can help us document your tax positions when it comes to tax credits and incentives such as:

  • R & D tax credits
  • Cost segregation analysis
  • Domestic Production Activities Deduction (DPAD)
  • Energy tax credits
  • New Market Tax Credits (NMTC)
  • Brownfield incentives
  • Historic preservation
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)
  • Michigan film incentives


All financial decisions have tax implications
Each year Plante Moran prepares thousands of tax returns for all types of businesses and organizations, trusts, tax-exempt entities, and individuals. For them, we prepare:

  • Annual return filings
  • Quarterly estimate computations
  • Franchise returns and annual reports
  • Sales and use tax returns
  • Payroll tax returns

In additional to our tax compliance services, we also provide tax planning and consulting services because our clients realize whether they decide to work with global suppliers or need to develop a succession plan, it is important that they consider the impact of their decisions on their taxes.

You will benefit from our vigilance because there are tax implications to almost every financial decision you make. And it is part of our firm philosophy to provide you with the very best advice. It’s our way of “putting clients first.”

You can expect us to be proactive when it comes to your tax planning & compliance

You can depend on us to take a proactive approach to your tax planning and compliance needs. Our tax advisors routinely combine their collective automobile industry knowledge and experience so we can offer you exceptional thinking and problem solving. While we always build on our experience from one engagement to the next, we also realize that not every client is the same. Therefore our tax advisors and specialists will invest the time to understand your unique situation. They will become your strategic partner.

Our dedicated tax advisors will guide you through the complicated tax environment. They will help you develop a comprehensive tax plan that will reduce your tax burden and maximize your cash flow.

Our services include:

State & Local Tax

  • Ohio Commercial Activity Tax
  • Michigan Business Tax (MBT)
  • Multistate Income & Franchise Tax
  • Sales & Use Tax
  • Property Tax
  • FIN 48
  • Voluntary disclosure
  • State tax audits and assessments


International Tax

  • Transfer pricing
  • Expatriate assignment services
  • International compliance requirements
  • Cross-border issues
  • Foreign Tax Credit planning
  • Structuring


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Case Studies




Plante Moran recruits the coolest bunch of CPAs — they are professional and smart. They won our trust with their audit and tax work. Now they advise us on a range of issues from our 401(k) plan to our operations in Mexico. Switching to Plante Moran is the best darn decision we’ve ever made.

Jon-Erik Burleson, President
KTM North America, Inc.