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U.S. state and local tax

As state and local jurisdictions in the US evolve their tax systems and engage in increasingly sophisticated enforcement and litigation strategies, businesses need sound state and local tax (SALT) advice more than ever before. Eversheds Sutherland’s SALT practice is committed to delivering innovative solutions that meet the needs of your business.

Experienced state and local tax law lawyers

At Eversheds Sutherland, we have more than 60 years’ experience in state and local tax issues and maintain one of the largest SALT practices in the world. Our lawyers represent roughly one-third of the Fortune 100 and many top privately held companies on US state and local tax matters.

We provide advice on the full spectrum of state and local tax consulting, planning, compliance, and policy matters. These areas involve all tax types, including income, sales and use, property and telecommunications taxes. Whenever it is in your best interests, we are also prepared to fight. We represent a diverse range of clients in every facet of state and local tax controversies and litigation. Our lawyers regularly appear before state and federal courts and administrative bodies across the US.

Our SALT team’s in-depth knowledge of tax policy and legislative advocacy complements our tax planning and controversy support. We are deeply involved in policy and legislative issues at every level of government across the U.S. and enjoy significant credibility with, and access to, high-level state and local tax officials.

An experienced SALT team

We have extensive economic development experience, assisting companies in a variety of indUStries to negotiate, secure and defend state and local tax credits and incentives in jurisdictions across the U.S.

Some of our recent experience includes:

  • winning a $50 million tax refund from Oregon in a property tax case
  • successfully appealing Microsoft’s characterization of software sales for income tax purposes
  • saving a Fortune 100 tech firm $70 million in potential Washington State sales tax liability

See how taxpayers are faring in the their most recent court battles with states in the latest edition of the Eversheds Sutherland SALT Scoreboard, in which we analyze and observe the latest trends in taxpayer wins and losses.

Contact our state and local tax team

If you would like any further information or need advice state and local tax law, please contact our legal team.


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