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State & Local Tax

Plante Moran

Protect against risk and position for growth

Complex regulations and volatility in state government pose challenges to businesses every day — whether you’re trying to get ahead by discovering opportunities for tax savings or trying to keep up by deciphering dense tax code. Our state and local tax (SALT) experts do the heavy lifting to keep you informed of how changes may impact your taxes and uncover hidden opportunities.

We continuously monitor the evolution of SALT rules in all 50 states by 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 SALT planning strategies to ensure compliance, mitigate risk, and minimize your tax obligations.

Whether determining sales tax economic nexus compliance and software solutions; voluntary disclosure, audit, and controversy representation; or unitary analysis to apportionment and allocation review, our team can help you feel confident in your state and local tax positions.

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State and Local Tax Thought Leadership

  • IRS issues guidance on bypassing SALT limitation on pass-throughs

    The IRS issued guidance allowing individual owners of pass-through entities, such as partnerships and S corporations, to deduct an unlimited amount of certain taxes on income earned from pass-through entities that would otherwise be limited to $10,000.

    Ron Cook Curtis Ruppal Dave DeCew
    Article March 26, 2021 4 min read
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  • State and local tax advisor: March 2021

    Are you looking for the latest changes in state and local taxes? Find the March 2021 roundup here.

    Curtis Ruppal Mike Merkel Ron Cook Jeanette Tolar Julie Corrigan
    Article March 25, 2021 20 min read
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  • Top tax considerations for hospitality and restaurants in 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic set the restaurant industry into a nosedive in 2020, causing major tax implications. Our experts break down the top five tax considerations to look at in 2021, shared via the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association.

    Dean Feenstra Dipti Vaishnav Emily Kranick
    Article March 15, 2021 5 min read
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  • How will PPP loan forgiveness affect your state income taxes?

    While many states automatically update their tax laws to reflect federal changes, there are a few quirks when it comes to state income tax treatment of PPP loan forgiveness and PPP expense deductibility. Here’s what executives need to know.

    Curtis Ruppal Jason Parish Dave DeCew
    Article March 9, 2021 6 min read
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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

Look beyond the numbers

Our greatest asset is our people — not just their deep knowledge in state tax regulations but also their integrity and their commitment to our clients. Our philosophy for staffing an engagement is simple: find the best people with the most relevant experience, and balance the team with ways of thinking that complement each other.

Our experts are actively engaged with the AICPA, state CPA associations, and chambers of commerce to track and influence developments in state and local taxation. We help you stay current through a variety of tax alerts, thought leadership, and webinars, and we’re 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.

In the words of our state and local tax practice leader Curtis Ruppal, “While numbers are our job, we take a holistic look at organizations — their needs, challenges, and goals — and get to know our clients on a personal level. This allows us to best position our clients for growth and success.” 

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