State Tax Audits
State and Local Tax Audits
Crepeau Mourges regularly advises Marylanders, District of Columbians, Pennsylvanians, and Floridians in audits involving a variety of taxes administered by state and local governments. We have experience with a broad array of taxes, from sales and use tax, income tax withholding, unemployment insurance, admissions and amusement tax, a variety of excise taxes, inheritance/estate taxes, recordation/transfer taxes, corporate taxes, nonresident withholding taxes, and many more. In addition, we can provide thoughtful counsel regarding delinquent state and local tax filings and payments, related issues and disputes, relief from taxes and penalties, and planning for multistate issues. Regardless of the venue or the size of the client involved, we strive to ensure appropriate representation when outstanding taxes, state tax audits, or similar issues require a thoughtful resolution.
Individuals and businesses alike live in fear of tax audits. Hardworking, law-abiding people might picture a team of state or city tax agents and investigators looking through every bank receipt and financial record with a fine-toothed comb. They worry they could be penalized for even the smallest discrepancy. But often a state or local tax audit is not such a source of trepidation when the process and issues are placed in proper context and managed by an experienced professional. Let Crepeau Mourges put our many years of experience and commitment to work for you and we will endeavor to prepare you for success and the minimization of proposed taxes and penalties.
When you are notified of a state or local tax audit, you may not be sure what your next step should be. For most, this is when they need to contact a tax professional like those at Crepeau Mourges. We can help those facing an audit to prepare for an inspection of tax and financial documents and to be prepared to answer any questions that government officials might have. Don’t go it alone. Even though competent counsel may be expensive, the financial and non-financial costs frequently exceed legal fees. Crepeau Mourges prides itself on the ability to efficiently identify issues and potential areas of risk and will work to implement a strategy that minimizes the overall impact to an individual or business.
Crepeau Mourges has extensive experience appearing before the administrative agencies and state courts where we practice and we are well-versed in the procedures affecting state tax assessment and collection systems. We strive to stay current with changes impacting our clients and we understand the diverse and ever-changing tax laws and enforcement policies. Regardless of the issue our clients face, our background and experience in related areas helps us to get up-to-speed on the facts and law that will bear on strategy. On top of advocating for you based on our deep knowledge of the legal environment, Crepeau Mourges will work to ensure that you are treated fairly, your opinions and concerns are heard, and that you understand the options and attendant benefits and consequences – no matter what issues you are facing.