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State Tax Planning and Litigation

Our state tax practice focuses on both planning and controversy work involving transfer taxes and income taxes imposed and enforced by state authorities. We focus primarily on Texas tax matters, but also provide clients with multi-state tax controversy and planning services.

Our state tax attorneys are engaged in numerous planning and implementation activities involving structuring complex business transactions and business entities to minimize exposure to various state taxes in a manner that complements other tax planning initiatives, including federal income tax and estate and gift tax planning. We have particular expertise in state tax planning for closely-held business enterprises.

We also represent taxpayers in disputes with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. We have represented taxpayers in administrative proceedings before the Texas Comptroller in connection with various contentious issues, including officer and director compensation, apportionment, nexus, tax included contracts, new construction and remodeling contracts, aircraft acquisitions, responsible person liability, estimated audits, fraud penalty, successor and transferee liability, and refund claims. We are also in the forefront of law firms counseling clients in connection with the recently revised Texas franchise tax (also called the Texas margin tax).

Our multi-state tax practice attorneys represent and advise taxpayers in matters involving various other states, including multi-jurisdictional business and asset acquisitions. We expect that our multi-state tax planning and controversy practice will continue to expand as state authorities become increasingly aggressive in their auditing and enforcement activities.

We provide effective state tax representation in Texas and other states. Whether you need assistance in Texas tax planning or an advocate in your state tax dispute, contact our attorneys who practice state tax planning and litigation to discuss your needs.

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We provide clients with representation that helps minimize their portion of various state taxes in a manner that complements other tax initiatives.
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