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Our tax experts continuously monitor the evolution of state and local tax rules in all 50 states, staying on top of legislative, regulatory, and precedent-setting developments so you and your staff don't have to. Our technical tax expertise combined with broad and deep industry knowledge means we bring you effective state and local tax planning strategies to help you ensure compliance, mitigate risk, and minimize your tax obligations.

We can help you uncover opportunities for tax savings and refunds through new filing positions, mitigate risk with voluntary disclosure and amnesty programs, and proactively identify reductions in overall state tax liability through realignment of business activities or operations. We provide you with sound supporting evidence for tax positions and strengthen planning scenarios through close collaboration with your entire Plante Moran service team.

From nexus review and planning, voluntary disclosure representation, and audit and controversy representation to unitary analysis, apportionment and allocation review, and tax ruling requests, we can help you feel confident in your state and local tax positions.

Sales tax nexus: Assessing your exposure and mitigating risk

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Take our Sales Tax Nexus Compliance Assessment
Wayfair multistate sales tax compliance is complicated. Understanding your risk of noncompliance is the first step to protecting your organization from penalties and revenue loss. Take our two-minute Sales Tax Nexus Compliance Assessment.
Article November 18, 2019 2 min read
How the Wayfair decision changed due diligence for private equity groups
Tony Israels
Article February 28, 2020 5 min read
Future of Wayfair: Sales tax nexus lessons learned and future considerations
Jeanette Tolar
Webinar January 9, 2020 1 hour watch
Wayfair: Analyzing and assessing your risk
Mike Merkel
Article December 10, 2019 3 min read

State and Local Tax Thought Leadership

  • Michigan city income tax apportionment: Sales factor for service providers

    A recent case from the Michigan Supreme Court determined that, for purposes of calculating the revenue factor under the Uniform City Income Tax Ordinance, it depends on where the services are done or carried out, rather than where the services are delivered.

    Mike Merkel Curtis Ruppal Dave DeCew
    Article May 28, 2020 2 min read
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  • State and local tax advisor: May 2020

    Are you looking for the latest changes in state and local taxes? Find the May 2020 roundup of updates here.

    Curtis Ruppal Mike Merkel Ron Cook Jeanette Tolar Julie Corrigan
    Article May 27, 2020 32 min read
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  • COVID-19: State and local tax updates
    The legislation around COVID-19 is rapidly bringing changes to the state and local tax scene. Find the updates as of May 26 here.
    Curtis Ruppal Mike Merkel Ron Cook Jeanette Tolar Julie Corrigan
    Article May 26, 2020 87 min read
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  • Tax implications of the CARES Act: Your frequently asked questions

    During our webinar on the tax implications of the CARES Act, attendees asked our experts questions, from how businesses should apply for relief and various programs, to eligibility rules for the Paycheck Protection Program. We’ve compiled the FAQs here with detailed answers.

    Brett Bissonnette Stephen Eckert Josh Bemis Shawn Dubinsky Rebecca Smart
    Article April 29, 2020 8 min read
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Our Team

Our team is actively engaged with the AICPA, state CPA associations, and chambers of commerce, tracking and influencing developments in state and local taxation. We help you stay current through tax alerts, advisories, and webinars on the risks and opportunities in today's rapidly changing tax landscape.

Our state and local tax team serves clients nationwide and brings you the resources you need to meet your needs and goals. We’re also a founding and active member of the Praxity State and Local Tax Working Group, providing you additional state and local tax experts and resources across the United States if the need arises.

Our clients say

Plante Moran delivers a unique combination of state and local tax expertise and senior-level involvement. We value this combination because it has resulted in a significant reduction of our sales tax liabilities and a great relationship.

Michael D. Stein VP, Controller, SoCore Energy

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