Faced with budget shortfalls, many states are passing legislation that continues the trend of subjecting more services to tax. Additionally, states are subjecting taxpayers to increasingly aggressive auditing and tax collection practices.
Husch Blackwell’s State & Local Tax (SALT) team provides a unique combination of tax and industry experience. Our attorneys work tirelessly with clients to ensure that through proper planning, state and local tax return positions do not become tax controversy issues. However, when they do, the SALT team strives to resolve those controversies at the audit level or administrative appeal stage, reducing overall cost and minimizing the time clients are diverted from their core business activities.
Husch Blackwell’s SALT team recognizes that successful defenses come in many shapes and sizes. Sometimes we work “behind the scenes” advising our clients and their general counsel, tax managers and accountants, while other times we take the lead in audit defense. Either way, if litigation cannot be avoided, Husch Blackwell’s skilled SALT team achieves successful results in court.
The SALT team also works with Husch Blackwell attorneys in Public Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs to advocate for tax issues on behalf of our clients, often resulting in legislative solutions to complex SALT problems.
Husch Blackwell’s SALT practitioners are experienced and results-oriented. The team includes multiple members who have been recognized for excellence in tax law and tax controversy, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of State Taxation, the former Missouri deputy director of revenue, a former Texas assistant attorney general, and authors of CCH Multistate Corporate Tax Guide and of the American Bar Association’s Property Tax Deskbook.
With our experience working with the Departments of Revenue in almost all 50 states, Husch Blackwell’s SALT team is a “one-stop shop” that ensures experience and efficiency and improves our clients’ chances of favorable resolutions.
Our multidisciplinary team advises on: