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:


Organizations in the state with new buildings or structures under construction as of January 1, 2020, could miss out on a year of tax relief if they file late. It’s important to note that filing extensions aren’t allowed. Oregon has not provided guidance regarding an extension of this deadline or other relief related to COVID-19.

Discover how California is offering emergency relief related to certain taxes in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Get an overview of the key tax updates that will impact your tax returns.

The Department of Revenue’s new draft rules introduce controversial restrictions for food and grocery wholesalers and retailers. Learn about the proposed changes.

Learn about 3 opportunities that could result in a tax break for your company and 3 important requirements to help you remain complaint.

Portland’s new Clean Energy Surcharge presents unique legal and administrative challenges for certain large retailers.

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