State & Local

Broad Experience, Local Expertise

There are over 9,000 state and local jurisdictions that impose taxes on businesses, and their rules are in constant flux. Keeping abreast of them is a major challenge, yet failing to do so can significantly affect your cash flow and ability to compete. Local enforcement activities have also increased dramatically, adding to the complexity of conducting a multistate business. For companies in transition–expanding into new jurisdictions, downsizing their operations, or relocating—state and local taxes are an increasingly important issue.

With one of the largest multistate tax practices in the West, we have the resources to tackle your most vexing state and local tax issues. We also have local, on-the-ground expertise across the nation to understand the nuances of compliance in the states where you do business. In addition to offering in-depth knowledge, our agile, industry-oriented teams provide personalized service to each and every client.

We can help you proactively plan for and address your state and local tax responsibilities throughout your business life cycle. Our goal is to help you not just stay in compliance and reduce your tax burden but also to look for key financial opportunities in the process.

Our nationally recognized practitioners offer a wide range of solutions, including:


Prepare for the 2019 tax season with our Tax Season Tool Kit, which covers tax reform, new California tax laws, and more.

New business taxes will take effect in San Francisco in 2019, and local businesses aren’t the only ones affected. Learn more in our Alert.

A new clean energy tax will impose a 1% tax on revenue of certain Portland retailers. Learn how your business may be affected.

Californians who own property damaged by the recent wildfires may qualify for property tax relief.

The Washington Department of Revenue announced that it will require certain remote sellers to begin collecting Washington retail sales tax by October 1, 2018.

If you’re selling or exchanging property in 2018, investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds could lower your overall tax burden.

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