State and Local Tax Services

A Proactive SALT Advisor for Businesses

State and Local tax (SALT) laws can sometimes be complex and confusing.  To make things more difficult, they are always changing, as evidenced by the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair.  They pose specific challenges to businesses and impact all elements of business operations, including C and S corporations, partnerships and sole proprietors.

Brown Edwards’ State and Local Tax (SALT) Group assists businesses of all sizes with planning and compliance in connection with State and Local tax requirements. We have a full team of dedicated SALT experts ready to provide you with planning and solutions to your issues and questions whether you are conducting business in one, several or all 50 states.

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Sales & Use Tax Solutions

Brown Edwards’ Sales & Use Tax Consultants are experts in state and local tax laws and know how sales and use taxes can affect your business on a daily basis. Because our offices are close to your business, we offer local and regional access to SALT professionals that will provide you with advice and experience from both sides of the table in dealing with sales and use tax matters. Whether you have been notified of a pending audit, currently in the middle of one, or if you just have questions, we can help.

Tax Audit Representation

Tax Audit Representation

Our staff knows audits from both sides of the table and will effectively manage your audit so that you can focus on your business. We keep you informed throughout, and we are there with you until the issue is resolved. Additionally, we can often minimize your long-term costs through efficiency standards and our attention to detail.

Taxability Studies

Taxability Studies

We will develop an understanding of your business and look closely at the taxability of sales revenues and services sold as well as the taxability of your purchases. We can also include a taxability matrix and/or a memorandum which you can use as a reference guide.

Sales and Use Tax Check-Up

Sales and Use Tax Check-Up

Our SALT consultants can analyze your business activities, books and records to determine your company’s level of sales and use tax compliance in a given state or locality. We will give you a document recommending how to improve compliance, how to address issues which may be uncovered and identification of potential refund areas.

Voluntary Disclosure/Amnesty Filings

Voluntary Disclosure/Amnesty Filings

Brown Edwards can help you mitigate and resolve prior-period exposure by dealing directly with the taxing authority on your behalf. We can assist with any taxing jurisdiction.

Sales and Use Tax Reverse Audits

Sales and Use Tax Reverse Audits

Our team knows how to identify refund opportunities, gather the evidence, and prepare claims for submission to tax offices.

Nexus Review

Nexus Review

Our nexus experts will review your company’s operational information for potential nexus issues before outside contact from taxing agencies. If you do get notified, we can discuss strategies to minimize your exposure.

Controversy Resolution

Controversy Resolution

Brown Edwards can assist with appeals, penalty and interest abatement negotiations and compromise offers for cases of doubt as to liability/collectability.

Thought Leadership

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Join Brown Edwards’ State & Local Tax team to discuss the basics of what is in a sales and use audit notice and why having representation is beneficial to your business.

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Richard E. Hedley Jr, CPA

Partner

Richard is a tax services partner in our Roanoke office and has over 20 years of experience providing tax planning, compliance and advisory services. Prior to joining Brown Edwards, Richard was a partner in one of the top 20 firms in the nation where his areas of expertise included high-net-worth individuals, owner-managed business, pass-thru entities, and tax controversy.

Richard has served a wide variety of clients in residential and commercial construction, manufacturing, hospitality, closely-held entities, S corporations, partnerships, LLCs and individuals. In addition, he has experience with representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service.

Richard provides leadership to the firm's state and local tax group that assists businesses of all sizes with planning and compliance in connection with both state sales and use tax and income tax requirements.

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