State & Local

Broad Experience, Local Expertise

There are over 9,000 state and local jurisdictions that impose taxes on businesses, and their rules are in constant flux. Keeping abreast of them is a major challenge, yet failing to do so can significantly affect your cash flow and ability to compete. Local enforcement activities have also increased dramatically, adding to the complexity of conducting a multistate business. For companies in transition–expanding into new jurisdictions, downsizing their operations, or relocating—state and local taxes are an increasingly important issue.

With one of the largest multistate tax practices in the West, we have the resources to tackle your most vexing state and local tax issues. We also have local, on-the-ground expertise across the nation to understand the nuances of compliance in the states where you do business. In addition to offering in-depth knowledge, our agile, industry-oriented teams provide personalized service to each and every client.

We can help you proactively plan for and address your state and local tax responsibilities throughout your business life cycle. Our goal is to help you not just stay in compliance and reduce your tax burden but also to look for key financial opportunities in the process.

Our nationally recognized practitioners offer a wide range of solutions, including:

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A new clean energy tax will impose a 1% tax on revenue of certain Portland retailers. Learn how your business may be affected.

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Businesses subject to the Washington State B&O tax that reported apportionable revenue in 2017 are required to submit an annual reconciliation by October 31, 2018. Late filing fees may apply.

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Californians who own property damaged by the recent wildfires may qualify for property tax relief.

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The Washington Department of Revenue announced that it will require certain remote sellers to begin collecting Washington retail sales tax by October 1, 2018.

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If you’re selling or exchanging property in 2018, investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds could lower your overall tax burden.

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Washington Determination 17-0234 provides guidance regarding the B&O tax classification of universal-service-fund support distributions.

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