Kilpatrick Townsend’s State & Local Tax Team litigates and resolves controversies with state revenue departments throughout the United States. We assist with all phases of state tax controversy from audits through administrative appeals, and if necessary, litigation. We develop audit strategies, preserve privilege, and steer auditors toward correct legal conclusions. Where acceptable results cannot be reached with auditors, our team escalates the matter, knowing when to involve contacts at state revenue departments and when to pursue administrative appeals. Our team is prepared to litigate when necessary and has achieved impressive results in state courts and administrative bodies throughout the country — even with challenging cases. We take a nationwide approach that considers a controversy’s potential impact on other states and on reserves.
Our experience not only encompasses corporate income tax, sales/use tax, personal income tax, and transfer tax audits and appeals of refund claim denials, but also includes Multistate Tax Commission audits and qui tam “whistleblower” lawsuits.